Psychologist IV (PhD) - Adult Outpatient - Mental Health & Addictions

​Req ID: 129691
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Chipman Facility  
Department: MHA WZ Adult CP
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Healthcare P
Posting Closing Date: 12-Oct-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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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.


  • Ph.D 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
  • Motivated with a strong customer service orientation building solid health care patients/partner relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, problem solve and utilize good judgment in decision making
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement initiatives and evidence based practice
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Experience working with allied health care professionals and medical specialists
  • 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
  • Successful external 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 relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Permanent Full time position; 75 hours Bi Weekly 

Salary Information

$54.55 - $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. 


​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. Our priority groups are Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. 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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