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

Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3H 2Y9

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Req ID: 121199
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Dickson Building - QEII 
Department: OPCZ Med/Surg/Cancer Care Clin PSY
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Hlthcare position
Posting Closing Date: 29-May-22

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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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 primary focus of the service will be based in the psychosocial needs of individual who are inpatients and outpatients of the cancer services at the VGH and their families. 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., and make treatment recommendations to other members of the team and other health care providers.

The Psychologist may be required to provide services throughout the Rehabilitation and Supportive Care Services portfolio


* 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 related area of practice is preferred
* Familiarity with behavioral programming is highly desirable
* Familiarity with 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 his/her 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 NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application

Hours of Work

* Long assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

* Beginning as soon as possible until September 30, 2022

These are anticipated dates and subject to change

This position is located out of the Victoria General site in Central Zone

Salary Information

$47.0628 - $58.8286/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 - NSGEU 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. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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