Psychologist PhD - Operational Stress Injury Clinic - Mental Health & Addictions Psychologist PhD - Operational Stress Injury Clinic - Mental Health & Addictions

NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY (Sydney NS, Canada) 7 days ago

The OSI Clinic provides specialized mental health assessment and treatment to clients and their families referred by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), RCMP, and the Department of National Defense (DND), who are experiencing work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and other anxiety disorders; Depression; Chronic Pain, etc.). The services of the OSI Clinic are provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and an occupational therapist. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Psychologist delivers mental health assessment and treatment services to Veterans and their families.

The OSI Psychologist will also be required to:

  • Provide education with various stakeholders i.e. VAC District offices
  • Maintain contact with the referring VAC area counselors, RCMP, and DND in the development of treatment plans and referrals
  • Utilize OSI supported tele mental health and other distance technologies in the provision of services in outlying communities
  • Work with the Canadian network of OSI clinics, and follow the leadership of the Operational Stress Injuries National Network
  • Carry out OSI specific research including writing peer-reviewed grant proposals in keeping with the clinic and network objectives
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the NSHA and in compliance with the VAC guidelines for OSI clinics.
  • Recognized doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Registered or eligible for registration under the Psychologists Act of Nova Scotia
  • CPA/APA accredited internship/residency (or equivalent) in clinical psychology
  • Clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of: anxiety and mood disorders, substance use disorders, and PTSD using evidence based approaches an asset
  • Training in evidence-based therapies for PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders required such as PE, CPT, EMDR, CBT, BA, MBSR an asset
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary service delivery model is mandatory
  • Experience in a military or police services environment is an asset
  • Experience with assessment of police, veterans and/or Canadian forces members with operational stress injuries including anxiety, mood, and substance use is an asset
  • Experience providing trauma focused therapy an asset
  • Experience providing treatment in an outpatient community setting an asset
  • Sensitivity to the unique needs of military/police services personnel who are experiencing service related mental health problems
  • Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles and practices
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain good working relations
  • Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement, Best Practices and Team Work
  • Effective mentoring and clinical supervision skills to support both the academic role and the clinical practice of other team members
  • Provide services in local and satellite locations.
  • Experience providing clinical services via telehealth or distance technology is an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • 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 demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work
  • Long assignment part-time 50% position; 37.5 hours biweekly
  • Beginning as soon as successful incumbent is able to begin for approximately two years
  • Flexible hours
Salary Information

Psychologist PhD (Candidate Register):

$52.6828 hourly


Psychologist PhD (Registered):
$55.6094 - $58.5359 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
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.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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 Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent 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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