PSYCHOLOGIST, SPECIALIZED MENTAL HEALTH SUBSTANCE USE OUTREACH. Relocate to Prince George BC

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Northern Health



Position Summary

$30,000 incentive is available


Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others?. Are you a registered Psychologist looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment?.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Specialized Services department.



The Psychologist is in charge of psychological services provided to a section of the facility/program for the designated scope of practice area. Working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, completes psychological assessments, provides psychological treatment, evaluates the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment, and facilitates education of clients.

Maintains client records including the documentation of client diagnosis and most effective form of treatment and prepares progress notes and psychological reports. Liaises with external agencies and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with stakeholders.

Attends clinical/case conferences. Provides formal and informal consultations, participates in quality improvement and risk management activities, provides clinical teaching and supervision to Residents and students, and conducts and participates in research.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days – 08:30 to 16:30



New Wage : As of April 1, 2024, the new wage is: $52.81 – $65.96/hour

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000.

Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.



What Northern Health has to offer you!
Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees.

Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
Financial support for moving expenses is available for eligible positions
Employee referral program
Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
“Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.


New grads will be considered for this role as a development opportunity. Additional supports and mentorship will be discussed during the interview process.
Qualifications
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from a recognized university.
Two (2) years recent related experience in therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation services in the designated scope of practice areas of mental health & addiction services such as experience working with individuals with mental health issues, substance misuse, anxiety and mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Current registration with The College of Health and Care Professionals of British Columbia



Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
Knowledge of psychological assessment, including semi-structured diagnostic assessment.
Knowledge of therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation techniques.
Knowledge of treatment, assessment, and management of anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and psychological trauma.
Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology.
Knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects) and substance abuse and addictions issues and treatment
Knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
Knowledge of evidence-based psychological practice.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
Demonstrated ability to teach and supervise.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, problem solve and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet, and e-mail software.


Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities.

We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services. Comments



This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.


Competition #:

Employee Type:
PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:
PEA
Facility:
LEGION WING
Location:
Prince George, BC
Department:
PGO MHSU CMPX CARE HOUSE
Reports To:
DIRECTOR – SPECIALIZED SERVICES
Close Date:
OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Type: Full-time



Pay: $52.81-$65.96 per hour

Work Location: In person