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Job Title:
Clinical Psychologist II

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Mental Health & Addictions
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist II
St. Clare's Mercy Hospital
Mental Health and Addictions Program
Temporary, Full-Time (until June 30, 2020 with the possibility of extension)
Hours75 bi-weekly (8-hour days)
SalaryCG-42 ($37.26 - $43.91)
Competition Number2019002929
Posted Date18 June 2019
Closing DateOpen until filled

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
This is an independent, senior Psychologist position providing advanced specialized clinical psychologist services to the clients in the Mental Health and Addictions Program in Eastern Health. The position responds to acute and chronic outpatient referrals for clients within Eastern Health and catchment area.

This position functions autonomously in the Primary Mental Health & Additions Team, Centre City, St. John's, and requires extensive training and expertise in order to apply clinical thinking and independent analysis and judgment in determining appropriate assessment protocols, deciding and communicating diagnosis and in developing, implementing and evaluating treatment strategies in many complex and varied practice situations.

The Clinical Psychologist II is responsible for psychometric assessment using protected assessment instruments which only Psychologists may interpret; diagnosis using DSM-V; treatment of psychiatric disorders and other mental health problems; communication of diagnosis to patient or referral source; evaluation of intervention strategies; policy development; program planning; health promotion; quality monitoring; clinical direction, leadership and collaboration; assessment of needs for and planning/coordination of continuing education for the profession; supervision and teaching.

This position reports to the Division Manager and maintains accountability to the Psychology Professional Practice Consultant for professional integrity and practice issues.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally, there is lifting or physical strength required, less than 10 lbs.
Regularly sits, occasionally works in awkward/cramped positions, stands to facilitate or teach groups.
Fine finger/precision work when on the computer and visual concentration is required when in sessions with patients (i.e. reviewing patient charts/notes, tests and for documenting work, and when reading or researching information).
Auditory concentration is required in sessions with patients to listen attentively, to be alert and to obtain and interpret information correctly. A higher than normal level of attentiveness is required when assessing high risk patients.

Job Qualifications
Graduation with an approved/recognized Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology is required.
Registration or provisional registration with Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board is required.
Graduate course work and supervised experience in psychological assessment including cognitive and diagnostic assessment with adults is required.
Graduate course work and supervised experience in evidence based therapy with individuals and groups with a specific focus on mental health issues is required.
Exhibited strong communication, program development and evaluation skills.
Possessed proven analytical, critical reasoning, collaboration, problem solving, decision-making and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to direct, supervise and mentor students.
Demonstrated ability to effectively translate and communicate knowledge in the specialized area of psychology practice to others.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interprofessional environment and provide clinical consultation.
Ability to work autonomously, prioritizing caseloads and client needs.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a constructive working rapport with clients.
Demonstrated strong awareness of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

Open to external applicants.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.