Psychologist B Chronic Pain

REQ: 
PHC17-111720
Work Area: 
Interventional Pain Clinic
Base Site: 
St Paul's Hospital
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Regular Part Time
FTE: 
0.40
Wage: 
$42.05-52.44
Job Category: 
Psychology
Category: 
Acute Care Hospital
Hours: 
0800-1600

We are looking for a part-time Psychologist for our Chronic Pain Program at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. This individual will provide individual and group psychotherapy, with a focus on identifying and working on the psychological barriers to coping with the effects of chronic pain. They will as well, participate in the short and long-term planning for the Chronic Pain Program through methods such as evaluating the effectiveness of treatment within the Pain Program (inpatient and day program), identifying opportunities for change and formulating recommendations for quality improvement to ensure optimal outcomes are met, among other duties listed in the job description. If you are interested, please apply below.

Summary

Reporting to the Program Director, Mental Health, and under the clinical direction of the Professional Practice Leader, the Psychologist, Chronic Pain Program is in charge of psychological services for the Chronic Pain Program. The Psychologist, Chronic Pain Program works within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with the established standards of professional practice of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and within the vision and values of the organization. The Psychologist, Chronic Pain Program is responsible for the development, management and provision of psychology services within the Chronic Pain Program including providing individual and group therapy to clients. Acts as a clinical member of an interdisciplinary team. Designs and participates in research activities related to the psychological aspects of chronic pain. Participates in program planning and evaluation.

Skills

Knowledge of therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation techniques. Knowledge of psychology assessment and treatment methods and tools. Knowledge of evidence based psychological practice. Ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator. Ability to communicate with and deal effectively with co-workers, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups. Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. Ability to teach and provide clinical supervision. Ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Ability to operate related equipment including personal computer and related word processing and spreadsheet software.

Education

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an accredited University, plus one year supervised internship. Two (2) years recent related experience including experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.

Duties

  • Coordinates the development, management and provision of psychology services within the Chronic Pain Program through methods such as analyzing treatment needs and establishing and maintaining policies, procedures and guidelines. 
  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy, with a focus on identifying and working on the psychological barriers to coping with the effects of chronic pain. 
  • Attends team rounds and conferences to exchange information on patient responses or issues related to the treatment of chronic pain. 
  • Establishes priorities and provides guidance and clinical advice through methods such as facilitating resolutions to work issues. 
  • Forwards information on unresolved work issues to Program Director for action. 
  • Participates in staff recruitment by interviewing applicants and making recommendations to the Program Director or designate for selection.
  • Participates in the short and long-term planning for the Chronic Pain Program through methods such as evaluating the effectiveness of treatment within the Pain Program (inpatient and day program), identifying opportunities for change and formulating recommendations for quality improvement to ensure optimal outcomes are met. 
  • Provides a variety of administrative duties in support of the functioning of the Chronic Pain Program by performing duties such as chairing team meetings and coordinating assessment schedules and admissions for the neuromodulation program. 
  • Completes psychological assessments of referred clients through methods such as reviewing client history, gathering information from the referral source/client/other relevant persons, interviewing clients, conducting or supervising testing and developing/determining most effective methods of treatment to improve client health status. 
  • Completes discharge summaries when client leaves the Chronic Pain Program.