Vancouver Coastal Health

Psychologist B - Neuropsychiatry Program, UBC Hospital

Job ID 2024-117364
City Vancouver
Work Location
UBC Hospital
Home Worksite
07 - Vancouver Acute
Labour Agreement
Health Science Professionals
400 - HS Professional HSA
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Part-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Therapy Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $52.81/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $65.96/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Monday, Saturday, Stats, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday


The salary range for this position is CAD $52.81/Hr. - CAD $65.96/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Psychologist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Psychologist to join the Neuropsychiatry team at UBC Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Psychologist at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Be in charge of psychological services provided to a section of the facility/program for the designated scope of practice area.
  • Work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, complete psychological assessments, provide psychological treatment, evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment and facilitate education of clients.
  • Maintain client records including the documentation of client diagnosis and most effective form of treatment and prepare progress notes and psychological reports.
  • Liaise with external agencies and establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Attend clinical/case conferences.
  • Provide formal and informal consultations, participate in quality improvement and risk management activities.
  • May provide clinical teaching, supervision and work direction to Psychology Residents, Post-Doctoral Fellowes and students as required and on rotation, and conducts and participates in research.


Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from a recognized university.
  • Two (2) years recent related experience in therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation services in the areas of mental health & substance use such as experience working with individuals with mental health issues, substance use, anxiety and mood disorders and post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Current registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia or registration with the College within two years of employment.
  • Valid Class V B.C. Driver’s license and possession of a personal vehicle with business insurance coverage when required.

Knowledge & 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 use and addictions issues and treatment.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and Harm Reduction approaches and Strengths-based care.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety.
  • 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.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.  Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.



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