Psychologist (PhD) Adult Team-Mental Health & Addictions

​Req ID: 163164
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Dawson Centre  
Department: MHA WZ Adult Dawson
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 12-May-24

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


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About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Adult Outpatient - Mental Health & Addictions, the Psychologist, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team,  is responsible for the delivery of time-limited, evidence based psychological assessments and treatments to adults (19 years and older) with Tier-3 mental disorders and substance use disorders. All services are provided within a Stepped Care framework and practice is guided by disorder based clinical care pathways.  Each clinician participates in a consultation group to ensure collegial support, accountability and effectiveness of assessments and treatments.


The Psychologist ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • PhD in clinical psychology or Psy.D. Degree
  • Current registration as a Psychologist with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) or current listing on the Candidate Register under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience required working with an adult population providing time-limited, evidence based psychological assessments and treatments to adults (19 years and older) with Tier-3 mental disorders 
  • Demonstrated skills in DSM diagnosis
  • Demonstrated skills in applying time limited, evidence based psychological assessments and treatments for mental disorders to an adult (19 years and older) patient population, and commitment to same
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Stepped Care principles, clinical care pathways, and outcomes monitoring, and commitment to same
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical supervision, learning and professional development, and commitment to same
  • Demonstrated skills in providing culturally informed non-judgmental patient and family center care, and commitment to same
  • Experience in providing supervision to psychology residents, students, and peers
  • A working theoretical and practical knowledge of psychological testing applicable to an adult patient population
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, problem solve and utilize good judgment in decision making
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement initiatives and evidence-based practice
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Experience training and/or acting as a resource for other allied health care professionals and medical specialists
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Permanent Full Time Position; 75 hours bi weekly

Compensation and Incentives

$56.46 - $62.73 Hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. (Permanent Long Assignments Only)


Successful candidates may also be eligible for a signing bonus and relocation assistance with a defined Return of Service contract.


Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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