Department: Chronic Pain Clinic
Hours of Work: Part-Time Pro-Rata (0.8) Position; Days
Union: OPSEU4160 Non-Central
Location: Hotel Dieu Hospital Site
The Psychologist provides services in a manner consistent with HDH Mission, Vision and Values and that reflects the core values of Patient and Family Centred Care (dignity, respect, information sharing, participation, and collaboration); practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and ethical values as defined by the College of Psychologists of Ontario and other relevant professional organizations; works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to promote and foster a culture of understanding and compassion with a large patient population suffering from diverse chronic pain symptoms; works to promote, restore and improve the patient's independence, understanding of chronic pain and their role in its self-management; assist in the development of strategies to promote wellness and increase quality of life through education, specialized programming and a holistic approach to care towards the effort of reducing emergency department visits, hospital admissions and specialist referrals; consults and communicates effectively with professionals, support personnel and other community agencies; advise on best evidence-based practices and will ensure that the rehabilitation and assessment services are scientifically based and grounded in current research in the field of psychological practice; participates in and hospital-wide activities and programs that model and promote a safe and healthy patient-centred environment and that contribute to quality improvement and risk management initiatives.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team and collaborate in care plan decision making.
- Advocate for all patients through difficult case rounds, family conferences and program development meetings.
- Provide psychological assessments, psychotherapy and other treatment to patients under his/her care.
- Evaluate the plan of care and the client's progress in relation to the attainment of successful outcomes that are attainable with available resources.
- Refer patients to other health care professionals and make recommendations to consult other medical specialties.
- Carry out the controlled act of communication of a psychological diagnosis.
- Maintain appropriate documentation related to all patients under his/her care.
- Regularly review all patients under his/her supervision.
- Participate in quality management activities.
- Collaborate in data collection and research projects within the clinical area.
- Integrate clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based care and treatment in the care of patients.
Develop, review, update, implement and evaluate educational material and programs for patients and family members.
- Provide educational experience and in-service education to physicians, nursing and other health care professionals.
- Maintain a high standard of personal competence through continuing education and on going critical evaluation of professional experience.
- Participate on committees and activities of national and provincial professional associations.
- Record accurate statistics of all professional activities in a workload measurement system.
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an accredited institution.
- Current Certification of Registration with the Ontario College of Psychologists, or eligibility for registration in Ontario.
- Clinical experience in Chronic Pain or related field.
- Demonstrated competency and experience with an appropriate range of pain-specific psychological tests, measures and assessment techniques.
- Demonstrated competency and experience in evidence-based psychological interventions for pain conditions (both group and individual).
- Demonstrated competency and experience in psychological consultation with pain patients.
- Demonstrated compliance with the ethical and professional practice standards of the profession.
- Strong therapeutic and assessment skills, including the ability to work well with other professionals and community agencies.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in treatment, assessment, and research in relevant areas of practice.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team, to collaborate with community resources and services, and to advocate for the needs of clients.
- Innovative, independent problem solving and analytical thinking ability.
- Knowledge and proficiency in clinical research design and analysis.
- Skills and experience in clinical teaching, education, and research.
- Advanced oral and written communication skills required for assessment reports, scholarly presentations and publications.
- Good working knowledge of relevant legislation including: Personal Health Information Protection Act, Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), Public Hospitals Act, Copyright legislation, Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Demonstrated good interpersonal, communication, and organization skills.
- Proven good attendance record.
- Proven ability to attend work regularly.
- Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check required.
- Experience counselling patients with complex chronic pain syndromes and related sequelae (i.e. depression, PTSD, sexual dysfunction.) preferred
- Experience in an ambulatory care environment preferred
- Proficiency in speaking and comprehending both English and French preferred
The incumbent will be required to meet the physical demands as described for the area of work.
We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Kingston Health Sciences Centre is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices.
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