The Psychologist I - EMS reports to the Manager of Health, Wellness and Culture (HW&C). The Psychologist I is responsible for both the development of workplace wellness programming, and providing evidence-based clinical advisement to the Health Wellness & Culture team and related activities. As a clinical leader, the EMS Psychologist I provides subject matter expertise and consultation toward the establishment of proactive wellness strategies for EMS employees. To this end, the EMS Psychologist I will remain current in evidence based knowledge specific to the defined service area, relevant services and resources and regulatory college standards, guidelines and requirements. Work includes, but is not limited to, developing and/or administering wellness screening tools, providing guidance for the Critical Incident Stress Management program, working to develop enhanced peer to peer support strategies, and may provide input into the planning, development and evaluation of programs, policies and procedures. The EMS Clinical Psychologist may occasionally provide short-term crisis support for AHS EMS employees experiencing the early stages of an Occupational Stress Injury (OSI). Accordingly, the EMS Psychologist may be asked to provide short term, rapid-access psychological support prior to a treatment plan being established. However, the EMS Psychologist I will not be in a positon to provide regularly scheduled office therapy due to the size of the EMS workforce size and the geographical complexity of the provincial service delivery. The HW&C portfolio supports proactive wellness, and Occupational Stress Injury (OSI) support. The EMS Psychologist will provide mental health subject matter expertise on various committees including Joint Workplace Health and Safety Committee meetings. Occasional intra-provincial travel is required to attend both scheduled and ad-hoc.
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.
Classification: Psychologist I
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: EMS Employee Wellness
Primary Location: Edmonton Metro EMS
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 03-SEP-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 13-SEP-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 5
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $41.58
Maximum Salary: $55.25
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
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:
Active and unrestricted (non-provisional) registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Psychologist. Early diagnosis and intervention. Stress Management Intervention. Suicide Prevention. Group Therapy. Addictions assessment and treatment. Mental health and behavioral education. Prevention of and treatment for Occupational Stress Injuries. Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with first responders.