University Health Network Clinical Psychologist in Ottawa, Ontario

Clinical Psychologist - Ottawa, Ontario

793683 Clinical Psychologist—Ottawa

Permanent Part-Time or Consultant Contract

Healing. It’s why we do what we do. Body and mind. Emotional, mental and physical. A clinician’s role is to provide progressive diagnosis and treatment, guiding patients through the steps towards a full recovery and to help them retrace those steps when there are setbacks.

If you want to grow your skills and expand your depth of practice while giving back to the community, this is a role to consider. If you want to see the difference you make to the well-being and lives of clients on a daily basis, while changing the face of healthcare and rehabilitation, Altum Health is your next step. Join us as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist (French/English) part-time in Ottawa.

The difference you will make:

Psychologists at Altum Health rehabilitative clinics spend their days working on a combination of assessments and treatments for a full range of clients. They put together broad spectrum treatment plans. At Altum, Psychologists work side-by-side with a team of cognitive behavioural therapists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, occupational therapists and surgeons. There are difficult cases that challenge us and there are sensitive cases that require a delicate touch. Every day there are clinical learning opportunities and teaching moments. Everyone who works on our team truly wants to be there and believes in the work we do together.

As a part-time Bilingual Clinical Psychologist working at our full service clinic in Ottawa you will:

  • Conduct independent psychological assessments of clients referred to Altum Health from various sources and provide a diagnosis

  • Provide recommendations for further treatment as appropriate

  • Develop and communicate a treatment plan to the client, multidisciplinary team, other stakeholders and referral sources

  • Prepare documentation and formal narrative reports for the referral source

  • Treat clients and enable them to reach their full functional and work reintegration potential in collaboration with all stakeholders (client, treatment team etc.)

  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities

  • Perform cross-functional duties, as assigned or requested

What we look for in a Clinical Psychologist:

  • A Ph.D. in Psychology from an APA or CPA accredited programCompletion of APPI, CPA, or CCPPP accredited internship / residency programRegistration with College of Psychologists of Ontario

  • Competency in Clinical and Rehabilitation scopes of practice

  • Experience in all or some of the following areas:

  • rehabilitation with a third party payor system

  • assessment and intervention with acute (musculoskeletal) and chronic pain

  • assessment and intervention with mood and anxiety disorders, especially PTSD and phobias

  • intervention involving cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and other empirically supported modalities

  • A passionate and dedicated care team participant who is committed to the challenge of working with clients suffering from workplace injuries

  • A strong clinician who enjoys a collaborative approach to treatment plans for pain and mood disorders and who is eager to be part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • An autonomous practitioner who understands the detail required for insurance reporting and who is not deterred by mandatory processes

  • A strong communicator outside of the treatment sessions who is comfortable speaking with third-party/referral services and who has excellent report-writing skills

  • A lifelong learner who is highly conscientious and committed to a high quality of work and ongoing professional learning including identification and leading of new public health research projects

About Altum Health

At Altum Health we are experts in full-scope healthcare services including rehabilitation. We started off with very humble beginnings as a one-room assessment centre, partnered with WSIB. We have since grown into a 250+ person organization with a broad demographic of patients and a diverse client base.

Altum Health is a private-for-public department of UHN; every dollar we make goes back to fund public healthcare initiatives. Our ongoing focus is to maintain a high degree of credibility in our field, to be leaders in healthcare and to change the rehabilitation model of care through the discovery of new approaches. With patient safety and quality care at the top of our priority list, we continue to build upon a culture of discovery and adventure.

Our ultimate dream would be to create a replicable business model that changes the face of healthcare in Ontario and Canada. Altum Health wants to invite you to join us on our ongoing journey of firsts as we pioneer change and raise the bar in healthcare.

If you share our beliefs, are invested in bettering the lives of patients on a daily and long term basis and you want to be a pioneer in rehabilitative care, join Altum Health as we continue to break new ground, build relationships and give back to our communities. Be the face of change and the voice that heals.

Altum Health welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

POSTED DATE: February 27, 2017 CLOSING DATE:Until Filled