Your Opportunity :
The Edmonton Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic is part of a national network of clinics providing specialized outpatient services to Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as their families.
Offering a wide range of clinical assessment and treatment services, our team of mental health professionals works together to provide care that is tailored to the needs of each client.
Working as a member of an interdisciplinary team at the OSI Clinic, the Psychologist I is primarily responsible for providing direct clinical services to individuals, couples, and families with complex mental health and / or concurrent disorders as well as psychosocial needs.
The Psychologist I works collaboratively with other organizations including Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defense, and the RCMP.
The Psychologist I, in collaboration with the Manager and clinical leads within the OSIC, ensures that clinical services are delivered safely, are of high quality, and are aligned and compliant with the national Guidelines for Operational Stress Injury Clinics and AHS policy and procedures.
Services are provided using an interdisciplinary model of care, and adhere to the Addiction & Mental Health Principles of Care for clients, families, and community partners.
Positive client outcomes will be achieved through collaborative treatment planning, evidence informed treatment options, interdisciplinary consultation, clinical outcome evaluation, and continuous quality improvement initiatives.
As a Psychologist I, you will work with or within teams to provide a range of standard level psychology services to patients and their families within the established standards, directives, and policies for the work environment.
Your services may include : psychological screening and / or assessment, diagnosis, interventions, rehabilitation, prevention and promotion, as well as education activities.
You will collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals in planning and implementing services that align with best practice and ethical and professional standards.
You will provide input to the interprofessional team related to psychological factors, barriers and dynamics that influence client treatment planning, participation, outcomes and team functioning, and consults / collaborates with teams and community services.
Your duties may also include providing supervision to psychometrists, provisional psychologists and / or masters level psychology students, and providing input into program, policy and / or procedure development in addition to participating in formal research initiatives.
Required Qualifications :
Completion of master's degree in Psychology in an applied area relevant to the practice setting from an accredited university program.
Active or eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).
Additional Required Qualifications :
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a mental health therapist role, working with clients who have complex mental health and / or concurrent disorders and problems related to social and occupational functioning.
Experience obtained through student practicum / placement will not be considered. However, such experience may be used in evaluating the range of skills and knowledge acquired specific to the position.
Advanced practice knowledge and skills in screening, assessment, treatment planning and evaluation, and competence in using one or more evidence based psychotherapies as well as psychosocial interventions (individual, family, and group).
Knowledge and experience in recovery based care, concurrent disorders, trauma informed practice, culturally sensitive practice, and interdisciplinary collaborative care.
Training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Competency to use or learning plan to develop proficiency with diagnostic classification (DSM 5, ICD).
Computer proficiency (position requires use of an electronic medical record). Suicide Risk Management in Ambulatory Services, Non-
Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI), and CPR (all employer provided).
Preferred Qualifications :
Training and experience in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Training and experience in treating substance use disorders. Experience working with Veterans / Canadian Armed Forces / RCMP.
Experience with psychotropic medications. Experience with chronic pain management.