Clinical Psychologist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Kelowna

Interior Health Authority

We have an exciting permanent full time opportunity for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join the Interior Health team. This position is based out of the Community Health and Services Centre in beautiful and sunny Kelowna, B.C.

Who are we looking for?

This role offers the Clinical Psychologist an opportunity of working autonomously and independently while practicing assessment and psychotherapy with a population that tends to be diverse and more complex.

What will you work on?

The Psychologist is in charge of psychological services for the Early Psychosis Intervention Program and is responsible for the provision of a full range of psychology services within a multidisciplinary team that provides mental health services to the community. Provides expertise including assessment, diagnosis, intervention and evaluation in conjunction with team members and existing community care networks. In addition to direct service provision, the Clinical Psychologist contributes to ongoing quality improvement, program development, evaluation, and research.

This is a regional position, based out of Kelowna, supporting surrounding communities in a Hub and Spoke model and the position may require work at more than one site within an assigned geographic location.

Some Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides comprehensive psychological assessment services, utilizing standardized and evidenced based interview and assessment procedures.
• Within a bio/psycho/social treatment model and working as part of a multidisciplinary team, incorporates psychological assessment results with the broader treatment plan.
• Provides evidenced based (including behavioural and cognitive-behavioural) individual short-term therapy/counseling interventions.
• Participates in client/patient conferences and team meetings as required and communicates pertinent information to all disciplines involved.
• Supports an interdisciplinary approach to client/patient care and ensures coordination of services/programs with community agencies, other health care providers and special interest groups, by participating in interdisciplinary and interagency meetings for the purpose of collaboration around client/patient management, program planning, and discharge planning.
• Provides consultation to the treatment team, clients/patients, family and/or community personnel, regarding management and/or treatment of mental, behavioural, adjustment and psychosocial disorders.
• Evaluates effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment and resources by methods such as assessing client/patient functioning, identifying opportunities for change, and formulating recommendations for quality improvement to ensure optimal outcomes are met.
• Maintains and orders psychological assessment materials, and assesses ongoing psychological testing material requirements.
• Supports evidence based clinical practice by monitoring, evaluating, and contributing to the development of recommendations for change, within the context of ongoing program planning, consultation, and evaluation.
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Shift types for this position are days and shift times are from 08;00 to 16:00 hours.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health… What we can do for you

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

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