REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST, FULLTIME, 1 YR TERM, Pain Management Program

Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Clinical Practice, the Psychologist within the team is responsible for the provision of psychological assessment, consultation and treatment services.  The psychologist also provides an educational role in assisting clients to better understand the differences between acute and chronic pain and the various effective strategies for managing pain and disability. Additionally the Psychologist will advise on best practices and will ensure that the rehabilitation and assessment services at OrionHealth are scientifically based and grounded in current research in the field of psychological practice. The Psychologist will enhance OrionHealth’s status as a leader in unlocking the potential in people and in the development of innovative practice.

The Psychologist will provide:

  • Psychological assessment services that will most often be part of an interdisciplinary assessment process.
  • Counseling/treatment/education as a member on an interdisciplinary  rehabilitation team. This includes delivery of a cognitive behavioral      psycho-educational program and individualized psychological treatment (e.g. pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress, and sleep management, relaxation/mindfulness training).
  • Psychological case management input and direction to the therapy teams pertaining to initial assessment, treatment planning, clients’ progress, conflict resolution, discharge planning.
  • Quality reporting and communication.
  • Orientation and mentoring to assist other team members to effectively manage clients’ psychosocial issues.

 

Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology or related field in Psychology (e.g., Counseling Psychology) preferred.
  • Registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.
  •  Assessment, treatment, and consultation expertise relating to the impact of psychosocial factors on the      rehabilitation process.
  • Preferred experience working with a chronic pain population and techniques in pain management counseling.
  • A high degree of proficiency in problem solving and decision making.
  • An ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team setting.

Apply in confidence to: employment@orionhealth.ca quoting RPSYCH-VPC in the subject line of the e-mail.

Please note this is a maternity leave term position. 

Thank you for your interest and taking the time to apply, however, only finalists will be contacted for an interview.