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

​Req ID: 121939
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central  Zone, Bethune Building - QEII  
Department: OPCZ Med/Surg/Cancer Care Clin PSY
Type of Employment: Permanent  Hourly FT  (100%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: NSGEU Hlthcare  position
Posting Closing Date: 3-Jul-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 primary focus of the service will be based in the psychosocial needs of individuals who are inpatients and outpatients of the multi-organ transplant program 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.


* 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
* Experience working in related area of practice preferred
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
* Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
PLEASE NOTE:   Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications.  Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume.  Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.  Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

Hours of Work

* Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

This position is located at the Victoria General site in Central Zone

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.

Successful candidates may also be eligible for signing bonus and relocation assistance for a return of service commitment - Approximately one (1) year return of service for every $5,000 provided to a maximum of three (3) years.

Salary Information

$48.49 - $60.61/hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives 

​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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