Psychologist – BC Operational Stress Injury Clinic (Full-Time, Permanent), Victoria, BC

February 15, 2024 7:44 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)
Job Description

The BC OSI Clinic in Victoria (yes, beautiful Victoria!) is looking to add a permanent, full-time Psychologist to their multidisciplinary team specialized in providing assessment, treatment and community outreach to veterans, active service members, and RCMP members.  

This is a unionized position within Vancouver Coastal Health that comes with a competitive benefits package and pension plan for eligible employees. The BC OSI network includes over 50 mental health clinicians from three sites: Vancouver, Victoria and Comox.  The multidisciplinary team consists of Psychology, Psychiatry, Nursing, Social Work and Clinical Counsellors.  Weekly, multidisciplinary rounds occur remotely for an integrated team approach with clinicians from all three sites. 

We offer clinical services for trauma and related disorders and other mental health conditions from an evidence-based framework in a multidisciplinary setting.  The BC OSI Clinic is a rich training environment for new doctoral graduates.  The clinic offers intensive training in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy with the goal of supporting you in becoming certified (“preferred provider”) in these modalities.  Furthermore, the clinic offers clinical supervision as you pursue registration with the College of Psychologists of BC.  This is a collegial and supportive environment for early career psychologists.


If you would like to express interest or learn more about the position, please contact Dr. Brad Hallam at  The external job posting will be available soon on the VCH job board (, and applicants must formally apply to be considered for the position.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Clinic Director and Clinical Leader and under the clinical direction of the Professional Practice Leader, the Psychologist provides psychological services at the BC OSI Clinic at the Victoria site, part of Vancouver Coastal Health. The Psychologist 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 is responsible for the development, management and provision of psychology services including assessment, treatment (group and individual) and community outreach to federal servants and their families.

Who we are:

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is one of five regional health authorities in British Columbia working in partnership with the Ministry of Health to provide high quality, appropriate and timely health services to British Columbians.

Guided by our core values of we care for everyone, we are always learning and we strive for better results, we deliver community and acute care services to more than 1.25 million people—25 per cent of the province’s population—including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples living in the region.  We are proud to care for residents living in the communities of Richmond, Vancouver, North Shore, Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola located within the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai’xais, Lil’wat, Musqueam, N’Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, shíshálh, Skatin, Squamish, Tla’amin, Tsleil-Waututh, Wuikinuxv, and Xa’xtsa. VCH also provides specialized, complex care and services for people throughout B.C. and serves as the province’s hub for health care education and research.

Qualifications / Skills and Education
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counselling 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.

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.

As 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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