Psychologist - Eating Disorders Discovery Day Mental Health Program, Vancouver, BC

January 13, 2024 7:34 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)


Psychologist - Eating Disorders Discovery Day Mental Health Program (Part-Time, Permanent)

Job Description

Are you a value-driven Psychologist passionate about caring for and supporting people with eating disorders? 

 Are you looking to be part of a diverse interdisciplinary Allied Health team with a fantastic culture doing impactful work supporting some of our province's most marginalized communities while earning competitive pay?

The Eating Disorders Program at St. Paul's Hospital is looking to add a permanent, part-time Psychologist to their interdisciplinary team specialized in supporting patients who are working toward nutritional, medical, and psychosocial recovery goals.  

This is a unionized position within the hospital that comes with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package and pension plan for eligibile employees. 

If you’d like to join a tight-knit and supportive departmental working environment that fosters a sense of community amongst practitioners dedicated to patient care, apply today! No cover letter required.

 Position Summary
Reporting to the Program Director, Mental Health, and under the clinical direction of the Professional Practice Leader, the Psychologist, Discovery Day Program is in charge of psychological services for the Discovery Day Program at the St. Paul’s Hospital site, part of the Eating Disorders Program (Mental Health Program). The Psychologist, Discovery Day Program works within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with the established standards of professional practice of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and within the vision and values of the organization. The Psychologist, Discovery Day Program is responsible for the development, management and provision of psychology services within the Discovery Day Program including providing individual and group therapy to clients.

Who we are:

Providence is a non-profit healthcare provider with over fifteen sites, including a large tertiary hospital in the heart of Vancouver’s beautiful and vibrant Downtown, a smaller community hospital in the idyllic Mount Pleasant neighborhood, five long-term care facilities, as well as other clinics. 

 As a leading teaching and research organization, and the provincial referral center for Cardiac, HIV/AIDS, and Renal Care, we provide services ranging from acute and long-term care to leading substance use and addiction treatment supporting some of BC’s most marginalized communities. Guided by the motto “how you want to be treated”, delivering exceptional patient and family-centered care is our mission.

Qualifications / Skills and Education
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from an accredited University plus one year of supervised internship. Recent related, experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

 Current registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia or commitment to obtaining registration within fifteen (15) months of employment.

 Please note: Psychologists registered in Alberta, who are graduates of a Master’s of Psychology program, will be considered for the position, if they are eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of B.C.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation techniques.
    Knowledge of psychology assessment and treatment methods and tools.
    Knowledge of evidence based psychological practice.
    Ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator.
    Ability to communicate with and deal effectively with co-workers, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.
    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
    Ability to teach and provide clinical supervision.
    Ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
    Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    Ability to operate related equipment including personal computer and related word processing and spreadsheet software.

Vaccination FlagAs per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

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