Clinical Team Lead (Psychology) - Nova Scotia Operational Stress Injury Clinic - MHA

Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre - Dartmouth, NS (30+ days ago)

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Req ID: 36760
Location: Central Zone, Operational Stress Injury Clinic
Company: NSHA
Department: 60069458 MHA CZ Operational Stress Injury Clinic
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 31-Oct-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Reporting to the Manager & Clinical Director, Nova Scotia Operational Stress Injury Clinic (NSOSIC), or designate, the Clinical Lead applies therapeutic and practical knowledge to clients within the NSOSIC, and is responsible for providing clinical supervision and leadership to members of the multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of safe, effective, efficient, evidence based high-quality, client-centred care. 50% of this position is dedicated to the clinical care of clients.

As an integral member of the Health Services Team, the Clinical Lead participates in the planning, development and provision of services and fosters the functional integration of NSOSI Clinic to ensure maximum access and inter-disciplinary collaboration is achieved within a caring, client-centred environment. The Clinical Lead exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the framework and objectives of the NSOSIC, its National Network and the Mission, Vision and Strategic Directions and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization.

Recruitment incentives and/or relocation may be offered to the successful candidates based on qualifying criteria.

Recognized doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
Current registration with the applicable legislated professional body required
Three to five years' experience in clinical counselling and psychotherapy providing assessment and treatment to adults required
Effective mentoring and clinical supervision skills to support both the academic role and the clinical practice of other team members
Exceptional interpersonal coaching, mentoring and communication (listening, oral and written) skills
Clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of: anxiety and mood disorders, substance use disorders, and PTSD using evidence based approaches an asset
Firm foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) required
Training in evidence-based therapies for PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders required; examples of these could be PE, CPT, EMDR, BA, MBSR
Experience working in an interdisciplinary service delivery model is mandatory
Experience in a military or police services environment is an asset
Experience with assessment of police, veterans and/or Canadian forces members with operational stress injuries including anxiety, mood, and substance use is an asset
Experience providing trauma focused therapy an asset
Experience providing treatment in an outpatient community setting an asset
Sensitivity to the unique needs of military/police services personnel who are experiencing service related mental health problems
Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles and practices
Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement, Best Practices and Team Work
Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and respect of appropriate and necessary methodologies and philosophies of Mental Health & Addictions
Knowledge of Operational Stress Injury National Network (OSINN) guidelines

Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of multi-systemic interventions for operational stress injuries
Working knowledge and applied understanding of client centred principals
Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, internet and email, and the ability to utilize health information systems for decision support
Exemplary attendance and employment record in current and previous employment
Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as managing multiple priorities, time sensitive deadlines, stressful situations, working flextible/extended hours and travelling with and outside the province as necessary
Valid Nova Scotia Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work
Permanent full-time position; 75 hours biweekly

Salary Information

Clinical Team Leader Psychology:
$46.9883 - $60.6608 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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