The Psychologist / Psychological Associate provides psychological services in the form of assessment, diagnosis and treatment to children referred to the Centre.
Provide clinical training, teaching and supervision of graduate students in the clinical psychology program of Queen’s University, as well as supervision of psychology interns from the Kingston Internship Consortium.
Hours of work may include evenings or weekends.
Each employee must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for supporting and providing client and family-centered care.
Employees will demonstrate dignity and respect by being courteous and introducing themselves by name, occupation and role.
Wherever possible, the Psychologist / Psych Associate will ensure that clients and families receive complete and accurate information and have the opportunity to ask questions.
They will encourage clients and families to participate in care and decision-making at the level they choose, and collaborate by involving the client and family in the formulation of a plan of care.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Clinical-Assessment and Diagnosis :
Provide assessment and diagnosis of cognitive, emotional and psychosocial functioning for children and adolescents referred :
Administer, interpret and integrate assessment data including psychological tests
Write comprehensive and timely assessment reports on consultations, school visits and any follow up meetings
Formulate and implement treatment programs for individual patients in collaboration with other health care professionals in the Centre
Plan, conduct and / or supervise group therapy programs
Collect case history information through review of medical records, conducting family and client interviews and reviewing records and reports from other professionals
Evaluate treatment progress and treatment outcome for individual patients and for groups
Provide clinical training, teaching and supervision of graduate students from the clinical Psychology program of Queen’s University and / or the Kingston Internship Consortium
Provide professional teaching of psychological principles, theories and techniques to residents
Participate in own professional organizations; upgrade professional growth and development via attendance at conferences, workshops, etc.
and disseminate information to Centre staff
Assignment and review of caseload, development of policies and procedures with regard to Psychology.
Scan / transcribe confidential clinical reports, assessments and correspondence
Maintain a record of all daily activities in Goldcare as per KidsInclusive policy
Ensure maintenance of all client information, in accordance with privacy legislation and KHSC / KI policies.
Participate in team meetings, discipline lead meetings and KI staff meetings
Development, implement, monitor and report quality assurance activities associated with psychology in the centre
Ensure maintenance of all client information, in accordance with privacy legislation and KHSC / KidsInclusive policies
Assist in maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies; make recommendations for purchases
Participate in team meetings, discipline meetings and KidsInclusive meetings
Provide mentoring and shadowing opportunities as requested by management
Provide input to the development of department and / or hospital quality improvement procedures as requested
Assist in maintaining inventory of relevant equipment and supplies; make recommendations for purchases.
Additional responsibilities as requested by management
Maintain a standard of professional education by attending educational programs and workshops; transmit information obtained from these workshops to fellow employees.
Complete e-learning modules as required by KHSC / KidsInclusive policies
Assume educational responsibilities as required by KidsInclusive
Maintain a record of all educational activities on Goldcare
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Psychologist or Psychological Associate registered by and in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to practice autonomously in Ontario
Demonstrated abilities in diagnostic / testing, assessment and report writing for children with physical, developmental and a broad range of disabilities
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and complete tasks in a busy environment
2 year's relevant experience
Continuing education courses related to practice
Proven good attendance
Current Basic Life Saving certificate at the Health Care Provider Level
Current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) that includes a Vulnerable Sector Search administered by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC)
Access to a reliable personal vehicle along with a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance as per KHSC policy
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
The applicant must be able to meet the physical demands of this position.
We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Kingston Health Sciences Centre is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices.