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Clinical Psychologist (Neuropsychology)

Clinical Psychologist (Neuropsychology)

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Job Description

Job Title: Psychologist B (Neuropsychology)
Work Site: G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre - 4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC
Status:

Temporary Part Time (0.60 FTE)

Approximate End Date: May 2019

Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $42.64 - $53.18 per hour
Hours: 0800-1600 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Reference#: 103813-sfl

 

Patients Served:

The successful applicant will join a team of Psychologists providing assessment, intervention, and consultation services to adults with acquired brain injuries who are participating in multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation at GF Strong Rehab Centre.

 

About the site:

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia's largest rehabilitation centre and provides inpatient, outpatient and outreach services for patients in British Columbia and the Yukon in 4 unique programs: spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, neuromusculoskeletal and arthritis. Through its affiliation with the University of British Columbia and other academic organizations, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is a leader in rehabilitation, teaching and research.

 

 



JOB SUMMARY:

Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice as outlined by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization. This position is in charge of psychological services provided to a section of the facility for the designated scope of practice area within mental health services that are essential for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of clients, across their lifespan, with neurological, medical, neurodevelopment and psychiatric conditions, as well as other cognitive and learning disorders. Working in a matrix reporting relationship to the Professional Practice Director and the Patient Services Manager as applicable is responsible for providing neuropsychological services within the acute and ambulatory care settings utilizing specialized knowledge and expertise in the applied science of brain-behaviour relationships. Duties include completing neuropsychological assessments, psychodiagnostics, intervention, liaising with external agencies, attending clinical/case conferences, evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment, and maintaining client records including documenting client diagnosis and most effective form of treatment, charting client information and test results, and preparing progress notes and psychological reports. Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities, provides clinical teaching and supervision to Psychology Residents, Fellows and students, and conducts and participates in research.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Graduate of a Doctoral level program in Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Two (2) years’ recent, related experience in the designated scope of practice areas of mental health services in the study and practice of clinical neuropsychology and related neurosciences including diagnostic and consultation services.
  • Current registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia or registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia within one year of employment.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of neurobehavioural diagnostic and consultation techniques.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessment methods and tools.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of brain-behaviour relationships and neurobehavioural syndromes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychological diagnosis.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Broad knowledge of evidence based neuropsychological practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, co-workers, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.
  • 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 effectively deal with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.


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.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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