Job Posting #864511
Position: Clinical Psychologist
Site: Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Department: Anesthesia and Pain Management
Reports to: Principal Investigator/Clinical Research Manager
Salary Range: $52.20 to $65.25 per hour commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Hours: up to 30 hours per week
Status: Temporary Part-time (1 year)
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Psychologist in our Anesthesia and Pain Management Department.
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As an integral member of the Transitional Pain Service, the responsibilities of the Clinical Psychologist include: conducting independent psychological screens and assessments of patients referred to the Transitional Pain Service; providing a diagnosis when relevant; providing, as appropriate, recommendations for treatment; developing and communicating a treatment plan to the patient, and Transitional Pain Service team; providing as appropriate brief individual and/or group treatments for Transitional Pain Service patients pre- and/or post-hospital discharge; participating actively in program planning, development and evaluation; participating in relevant Continuous Quality Improvement activities; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.
• Completion of a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA and/or CPA-accredited university psychology program required
• Completion of training leading to a specialization in Health Psychology required
• Completion of an APA and/or CPA accredited internship in Clinical Psychology required
• Two (2) years or more experience in clinical psychology highly recommended
• Experience working within a multidisciplinary team required
• Experience developing novel individual and group treatment protocols tailored to specific patient populations highly recommended
• Registration by the College of Psychologists of Ontario required
• Proof of malpractice insurance required
• Up to date knowledge of adult psychopathology required
• Skills in psychological assessment of patients with a range of psychological disorders; including, mood and anxiety disorders, DSM-IV/V Axis II disorders required
• Knowledge and skills in assessing and managing acute/chronic pain required
• Skills in providing evidence-based psychological interventions (preference given to applicants with CBT and ACT experience) required
• Excellent assessment and therapy skills required
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required
• Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team required
• Ability to effectively manage electronic information management systems and reporting tools required
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete a series of initial screening questions.
Closing Date: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.
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