BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH)
cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW)
is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
BCCH and BCW are agencies of the Provincial
Health Services Authority (PHSA)
which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:
• Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Reference # 73314
Temporary Part Time (0.38 FTE until March 2019)
Wage: $42.86 to $53.44 per hour
Reporting to the Head of Psychology and Program Director, when applicable, and in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards of practice and guidelines, provides psychological services to assigned patients/clients with a variety of medical, developmental, behavioural, psychiatric and other problems. Contributes to departmental and organizational mandates and goals related to C&W’s role as an academic health centre. The successful candidate will work with the Medical Psychology team to provide inpatient and/or outpatient psychological services, working with interdisciplinary care teams to support children suffering from acute injuries and chronic illnesses, and their families.
Plans and organizes the provision of services for specified programs or patient group(s), in consultation with the Department Director or designate.
Participates in activities related to coordinating the team as required for the program’s delivery.
Coordinates and delivers a comprehensive range of psychodiagnostic assessments and treatment services such as cognitive, educational and social/emotional evaluations and psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual or group therapy, behaviour management, play psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, parent groups. Documents assessments, treatment plans and outcomes and advises other members of the treatment team.
Functions as a primary Psychology contact for treatment teams, individuals or persons serving identified patient groups. Makes recommendations for program planning and the revision of criteria and procedures for referrals, needs assessment and case documentation. Promotes the services of the department to the public, community and Professionals’ groups as requested by the Director.
Provides information and advice to colleagues, physicians and hospital personnel regarding psychological assessment, treatment modalities and patient care issues. Prepares and delivers in-service presentations to department and hospital staff.
Represents the department at various meetings as designated.
Supervises and provides evaluations for Psychology Interns and other trainees and students. Participates in training post-doctoral fellows as appropriate..
Education, Training and Experience
Current registration by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, or eligibility for registration.
Training at the doctoral level in child clinical and/or developmental psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, or a closely related area.
Recent related experience in child, adolescent, psychodiagnostic, clinical and/or health care environment.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate and present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to carry out duties in a timely fashion.
Ability to establish priorities, develop/implement short-term and long-term objectives.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Ability to teach and provide instruction.
Proficiency in computer skills related to report writing and to recording and managing data.
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