Psychologist (PHD) - Med/Surg/Cancer Care, Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

Req ID: 144735
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central
Zone, Dickson Building - QEII  
Department: OPCZ Med/Surg/Cancer Care Clin PSY

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 17-Oct-23

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.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.



About the Opportunity

The Clinical Psychologist (PhD) is an essential member of the VG Med/Surg/ Cancer Care Program within the Rehabilitation and Supportive Care portfolio of Nova Scotia Health Authority. Psychologists are responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of services as well as the education and supervision of students.  Nova Scotia Health Authority offers a CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship program in Clinical Psychology. The Psychologist provides assessment, intervention, teaching, research, and consultative services within an interdisciplinary approach to clinical care and works collaboratively with Inter-professional team.

The successful candidate will be required to provide psychological assessment and interventions, including psychotherapy, risk assessments, and make treatment recommendations to other members of the team and other health care providers.

The Psychologist delivers programming with other members of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program to patients living with Advanced Liver disease.  The Psychologist may be required to provide services throughout the Rehabilitation and Supportive Care Services portfolio.

About You

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

  • Doctoral degree from a recognized, accredited program in Clinical Psychology with a strong clinical health psychology background, including a one-year accredited clinical pre-doctoral internship is required
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) is required
  • A minimum of 2 years training and experience working in an organ transplant program is preferred
  • Familiarity with behavioral programming is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with surgical candidacy assessment, and other clinical health psychology assessments and interventions is highly desirable
  • Formal training and clinical experience conducting brief in-patient psychological assessments, psychological interventions and consultation
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in formulating and implementing treatment plans
  • Self-directed in their practice with an ability to work independently and as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team while dealing with challenging clinical situations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program evaluation and clinical research would be an asset
  • 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.


  • Long assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Approximately a 12-month assignment 

Compensation and Incentives

$49.94 - $62.42 Hourly


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.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


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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