Primary Care Clinical Psychologist
Assessment and Diagnosis
- Perform the protected Act of diagnosis for mental disorders;
- Assess the functioning of individuals, couples, and/or families with regards to mental disorders, and overall functioning; and
- Conduct case conceptualizations based on the assessment to help with treatment planning.
Treatment, Management, and Planning
- Provide individual, couple, family, and/or group counselling and psychotherapy;
- Treat mental health disorders;
- Treat interpersonal and relationship problems;
- Manage psychological factors and problems associated with physical conditions and disease, including chronic and terminal illnesses;
- Address somatic manifestations and symptoms of mental health problems;
- Implement behavioural health strategies;
- Treat addictions and substance use and abuse;
- Assist with pain management;
- Assist with stress, anger and other aspects of lifestyle management;
- Treat problems associated with cognitive functioning; and
- Document all clinical encounters in the electronic medical record in accordance with organizational policy.
Prevention, Education, Advocacy, and Advisory
- Implement strategies to promote mental health and wellness;
- Provide psychosocial education to help prevent the development and/or recurrence of mental health problems;
- Initiate health education and other activities that assist, promote and support clients as they strive to achieve the highest level of mental health and wellness;
- Counsel and educate patients on mental health and wellness issues;
- Develop and deliver mental health education programs for patients and communities;
- Develop learning resources for patients;
- Help patients to identify and use mental health resources;
- Involve patients in decisions about their own mental health and wellness;
- Encourage patients to take action for their own mental health and wellness;
- Help educate students, peers, and other healthcare providers; and
- Act as a health advocate for patients.
Referrals and Collaboration
- Collaborate with other healthcare providers;
- Provide professional guidance and support to other healthcare providers including treatment planning recommendations and case conceptualizations; and
- Consult other healthcare providers and/or refer patients for further assessment or treatment as required and appropriate.
Organization and Team
- Uphold a positive attitude;
- Help the organization to fulfill its mission and to achieve organizational goals and objectives;
- Promote the organization, its programs and its services with patients, key stakeholders, and the community at large;
- Lead the mental health program development efforts and assist with the development of a mental health component for medical programs;
- Provide leadership and consultation with regards to evidence-based interventions to other colleagues in the mental health team
- Provide clinical guidance and support to team members
- Use the most effective and efficient method to deliver programs and services, and continue to improve the quality of same.
- Exhibit a commitment to life-long learning;
- Maintain and develop professional competence through ongoing professional development;
- Stay current and aware of opportunities to implement new, evidenced-based methods of patient assessment and treatment;
- Participate in self-directed learning.
Confidentiality of Information
- Adhere to all applicable privacy and confidentiality legislation and regulations; and
- Safeguard confidential and sensitive information related to the organization, its patients, and its personnel.
- Maintain licensure and registration as a Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
- Maintain current membership and evidence of adequate liability insurance through a professional association or another insurance carrier.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of continuous experience as a clinical psychologist;
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in the assessment, treatment, and management of mental health problems in both children and adults;
- Recent (within 12 months) community-based clinical psychology;
- Recent (within 24 months) hospital-based clinical psychology; and
- Minimum of 3 years of experience with program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
$77,565 to $86,183 annually, based on experience, for 22.5 hours per week.
Eligible for medical benefits and Healthcare Workers of Ontario pension plan (HOOPP).
A copy of the full job description will be provided to candidates invited to interview.
Please submit your resume via email to email@example.com before 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 15 April 2020.