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Psychologist - Assessment - 11271   View Full Job Description

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Close Date
Open Until Filled
Collective Agreement
Health Science Professionals
Nanaimo MH & Addiction Services
Department/Work Area
CNM Psychology
Shift Start Time/End Time
Days Off
Job Type
Regular FT
Bi-Weekly Hours
Salary Range
$40.90 - $51.00
Additional Site Information
NRGH - Inpatient
Date employee Required
Does the position require a criminal record check?
Travel May Be Required

  Job Description

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Vancouver Island Health Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Reporting to the Manager, and working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the psychologist provides psychological assessments and advises and supports other disciplines in the provision of group or individual therapy in adult, community, inpatient, emergency and other Mental Health and Addiction programs in accordance with professional standards and clinical policies and practices.


A. Education, Training and Experience

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specific training in Psychological assessment. Registered with, or eligible for registration with, the College of Psychology of B.C. Minimum of five (5) years of recent related experience working with adult clientele in mental health and addictions facility or related field.  Specific expertise and experience in psychological assessment with severely mentally ill or behaviour disordered patients is essential.  Knowledge of and experience with treatment specific to crisis intervention, urgent response, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, will be an important asset.  Valid BC Driver's licence.

B. Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders, Legislative Acts and Mental Health & Addictions policy.
  • Ability to plan and organize workload and establish priorities.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, decision-making and problem solving.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of community dynamics, agencies and resources.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Knowledge of non-violent crisis intervention.
  • Ability to deal effectively with wide range of community and facility contacts.
  • Ability to respect client's rights, values and preferences including multi-cultural issues.
  • Knowledge of the interactions between addictions and mental disorders.