Req ID: 39238
Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Department: 60078559 MHA EZ Operational Stress Injury Program
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly PT long-assignment (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 13-Aug-20
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
The OSI Clinic provides specialized mental health assessment and treatment to clients and their families referred by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), RCMP, and the Department of National Defense (DND), who are experiencing work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and other anxiety disorders; Depression; Chronic Pain, etc.). The services of the OSI Clinic are provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and an occupational therapist. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Psychologist delivers mental health assessment and treatment services to Veterans and their families.
The OSI Psychologist will also be required to:
Provide education with various stakeholders i.e. VAC District offices
Maintain contact with the referring VAC area counselors, RCMP, and DND in the development of treatment plans and referrals
Utilize OSI supported tele mental health and other distance technologies in the provision of services in outlying communities
Work with the Canadian network of OSI clinics, and follow the leadership of the Operational Stress Injuries National Network
Carry out OSI specific research including writing peer-reviewed grant proposals in keeping with the clinic and network objectives
Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the NSHA and in compliance with the VAC guidelines for OSI clinics.
Recognized doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
Registered or eligible for registration under the Psychologists Act of Nova Scotia
CPA/APA accredited internship/residency (or equivalent) in clinical psychology
Clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of: anxiety and mood disorders, substance use disorders, and PTSD using evidence based approaches an asset
Training in evidence-based therapies for PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders required such as PE, CPT, EMDR, CBT, BA, MBSR an asset
Experience working in an interdisciplinary service delivery model is mandatory
Experience in a military or police services environment is an asset
Experience with assessment of police, veterans and/or Canadian forces members with operational stress injuries including anxiety, mood, and substance use is an asset
Experience providing trauma focused therapy an asset
Experience providing treatment in an outpatient community setting an asset
Sensitivity to the unique needs of military/police services personnel who are experiencing service related mental health problems
Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles and practices
Excellent leadership and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain good working relations
Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement, Best Practices and Team Work
Effective mentoring and clinical supervision skills to support both the academic role and the clinical practice of other team members
Provide services in local and satellite locations.
Experience providing clinical services via telehealth or distance technology is an asset.
Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information
Hours of Work
Long assignment part-time 50% position; 37.5 hours biweekly
Beginning as soon as successful incumbent is able to begin for approximately two years
Psychologist PhD (Candidate Register):
Psychologist PhD (Registered):
$55.6094 - $58.5359 hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.
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