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Job Title:
Clinical Psychologist III

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Children & Womens Health
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Janeway Children's Hospital

Clinical Psychologist III
Children and Women's Health Program
Child Development & Rehabilitation
Temporary, Full Time (until September 1, 2020 with the possibility of extension)
Hours75 bi-weekly (8 hour days; non-rotating)
SalaryCG-46, ($43.25 - $51.12 per hour)
Competition Number2020000088
Posted Date9 January 2020
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
The Psychologist works closely with the interdisciplinary team (Neurologist, Developmental Pediatrician, Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Recreational Therapy Specialist, Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist and other specialties) providing services to children and their families aged 0-18. The Development and Rehabilitation Team is a specialized team that serves a very diverse population of children and adolescents. The psychologist works within multiple specialized clinics including Musculoskeletal, Down Syndrome, Craniofacial, Neuromuscular, Neuromotor, and Cerebral Palsy (includes brain injuries). Team members must not only be experts in their respective fields, but also highly versed in areas of neurology, pharmacological interventions, genetics, neurodevelopment, rehabilitation, and chronic illness. Further, the psychologist in this position is responsible for one of three travelling clinics to remote regions of the province (the other psychologist for the service covers the other two regions). This entails having a wide knowledge of cultural, linguistic, and historic background with which to create culturally sound assessments and intervention for individuals living in those regions.

This position functions autonomously and uses critical thinking and independent analysis/judgment in the application of specialized psychological knowledge and principles in clinical practice. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of psychological/cognitive assessment, standardized psychometric testing, formulation of the diagnosis based upon the DSM-5 criterion, and therapeutic intervention for children/adolescents and their families within a chronic illness and physical disability framework. The incumbent provides/supervises specialized therapy in situations where the application of professional analysis based upon a broad range of theoretical frameworks in complex practice situations is essential. The clinician has a specialty area of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental conditions and functions autonomously using independent judgment in determining appropriate assessment, diagnosis and interventions and then developing, implementing and evaluating/analyzing treatment plans. Work involves providing clinical education and consultation to physicians and other professional personnel; mentoring; coaching and clinical consultation to enhance the delivery of client care to inpatients, day patients, and outpatients; provision of leadership direction for professional development; clinical education and consultation with other organizations and agencies; research and evaluation of services; ensuring compliance with professional standards; and development and implementation of psychology policies as they affect population groups. The Psychologist responds to broader systems issues impacting on services to specific client populations.

This position also includes advanced clinical supervisory and leadership responsibilities in the discipline of psychology. The Psychologist provides advanced doctoral-level clinical supervision, training, and consultation to masters- and doctoral-level provisionally registered Psychologists seeking registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board (NLPB). The Psychologist also provides clinical supervision to senior doctoral-level graduate students in clinical psychology during their practical placements at the Development and Rehabilitation Division. Furthermore, the Psychologist has an integral role in the development and ongoing maintenance of training in clinical psychology within the Development and Rehabilitation Division and the broader system of Eastern Health.

This position reports to the Division Manager for Children's and Women's Health, and maintains accountability to the Clinical Psychologist Professional Practice Consultant for integrity and professional 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 for files, boxes, or equipment.
Regularly sits; occasionally works in awkward/cramped positions, and stands. The psychologist may provide services in conjunction with other disciplines and as such, may be required to sit or stand in alternative environments (e.g. physiotherapy pool, occupational therapy bathroom).
Uses 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).
Visual concentration is required to interpret patient observations and integrate into patient evaluation.
Auditory concentration is constantly 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.
Travel to outlying regions is required.

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, particularly cognitive and adaptive functioning assessment, and treatment with individuals and families, with a specific focus on children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental conditions.
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 and attendance is required.

* Current internal Clinical Psychologist who possess an approved/recognized Master Degree in Clinical Psychology will be considered for this position.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit.

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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.