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Job Title:
Clinical Psychologist II

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

Job Description

Location: Villa Nova Plaza

Conception Bay South - Villa Nova Plaza
Mental Health and Addictions
Permanent, Full-Time
Hours75 hours bi-weekly (8 hour days)
SalaryCG-42 ($37.26 - $43.91 per hour)
Competition Number2019004847
Posted Date1 November 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
The Clinical Psychologist II provides an advanced and specialized psychology service to the clients of the Mental Health and Addictions Program in Eastern Health. Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the psychologist II accepts referrals from adult central intake and within the team, including psychiatry. Interventions may be group based or individual therapy and include CBT, psychodynamic, interpersonal therapy, EFT, and mindfulness theories and techniques. The incumbent would also provide services at Doorways, Eastern Health's Walk in Clinic, on a rotational basis.

The Clinical Psychologist may be the sole mental health treatment provider to clients on this team and is an independent decision maker responsible for assessing risk factors requiring urgent access to psychological services. The responsibilities include designing, implementing and evaluating the psychological interventions provided to clients; conducting advanced, independent diagnostic interviews to expedite the formulation of an appropriate treatment approach; formulating and communicating psychiatric diagnosis using DSM-V; selecting and administrating comprehensive psychometric tests where appropriate; inducing but not limited to, intellectual assessment, personality assessment, neuropsychological screening, memory assessment and vocational/aptitude testing; interpreting psychological data for diagnostic purposes; conducting group facilitation; and developing, implementing, modifying and evaluating therapeutic protocols and programs for the treatment of outpatient adults requiring urgent care.

This position reports to the Program Manager and maintains accountability to the Professional Practice Consultant for Psychology for professional integrity 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 and attendance is required.

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

Open to male and female applicants. 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.