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; Anxiety disorders; Depression; Chronic Pain, etc.). The services of the OSI Clinic are provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse clinicians and social workers. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the psychologist delivers mental health treatment services to clients.
Services are provided in the clinic and in the community outreach locations throughout a broad service area
Conduct clinical assessment interviews
Administer and interpret standardized psychological assessment instruments
Provide psychological assessment and treatment (individual and group treatment, individual diagnostic assessment mandatory; couples intervention an asset)
Function as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team
Liaise and consult with relevant community agencies and service providers
Participate in academic activities including: supervision of pre-doctoral residents in psychology, practicum students, and non-registered psychology staff; supervise psychologists in supervised practice; teach medical interns and residents; and training and professional consultation for other health related disciplines
Participation in hospital psychology and quality improvement requirements.
Attend Psychology discipline meetings and participate in discipline activities.
Maintain work load measurement and data collection (e.g. CROMIS) as required
Provide education with various stakeholders i.e. VAC District offices
Design individualized treatment plans based on assessed needs in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team
Maintain contact with the referring VAC area counsellors, RCMP, and DND in the development of treatment plans and referrals
Write comprehensive discharge reports with follow up recommendations
Utilize tele mental health and other distance technologies in the provision of services in outlying communities
Build effective collaborative working relationships with stakeholders
Work with the Canadian network of OSI clinics, and follow the leadership of the Operational Stress Injuries National Network
Demonstrate professional integrity through adherence to college and hospital guidelines for the practice of psychology, including; adherence to the Canadian Code of Ethics for psychologists, adherence to College of Psychologists of Ontario guidelines for registration, professional practice, professional development, supervision, communications and documentation of client contacts, as well as adherence to The Royal’s policies on timely completion of documentation and workload measurement.
Design program evaluation and satisfaction surveys within clinic guidelines
Carry out research including writing peer-reviewed grant proposals in keeping with the Program’s objectives
Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of The Royal.
Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Harassment-Free Workplace Policy.
Doctorate from a CPA/APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Program
Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario is mandatory. Autonomous practice is mandatory. Authorized area of practice in Clinical Psychology mandatory. Authorized client population in Adults is mandatory. Competency with Couples an asset.
CPA/APA accredited internship/residency (or equivalent) in clinical psychology
Five years experience in clinical mental health required
Mandatory clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of: anxiety and mood disorders, substance use disorders, and PTSD using evidence based approaches.
Training in evidence-based therapies for PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders required such as PE, CPT, EMDR, CBT, BA, MBSR.
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
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. Primary work location may be re-assigned to satellite site.
Experience providing clinical services via OTN
Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
English level A- is mandatory in oral comprehension, expression, reading, and writing. Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.