Psychologist, Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

City Surrey
Job ID 2022-32722
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Social Work / Counselling / Education
Posting Date
6 months ago(11/24/2022 1:02 PM)
Employment Type
Part Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Friday, Monday, Saturday, Statutory, Sunday, Thursday
Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$51.27 - $64.04 / hour

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Fraser Health continues to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers, are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Health Services or designate, the Psychologist is in charge of psychological services and is responsible for the provision of a full range of psychodiagnostic services for children and youth, including administration, scoring and interpretation of test batteries, report writing and debriefing referral sources as to test results. The Psychologist has full program development responsibility and also provides consultation to the referral sources regarding issues relevant to the practice of clinical psychology. The Psychologist provides psychological assessment and diagnosis, and collaborates with physicians and other care providers regarding treatment planning for children and youth experiencing an acute psychiatric episode. In addition to direct service provision, the psychologist initiates and carries out program evaluation and client outcome research.


  1. Provides a full range of psychological services to children and/or youth experiencing an acute psychiatric episode.

  2. Provides and conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of client functioning to identify, evaluate, and determine underlying disorders, levels of cognitive function, factors contributing to functional impairment, issues of mental competency, and conditions under which specific behaviours occur.

  3. Provides evidence-based psychological treatment to clients addressing a wide variety of presenting clinical issues and contributes to the design of  interventions to circumvent problems, reduce problem behaviour, and to reinforce client skills and abilities.

  4. Responsible for program design, service planning, assessment and treatment for psychological services provided to children/youth.

  5. Provides consultation to various treatment teams on assessment and treatment issues, which may involve a direct consultation with a formal assessment, co-therapy, or discussing concerns regarding a particular client; leads and coordinates multi-disciplinary service interventions;  consults with community professionals and agencies on psychological issues.

  6. Maintains liaison with referring physicians and other professional regarding clients' total care.

  7. Provides assessment and treatment information to families as appropriate. In collaboration with the treatment team.  

  8. Provides education on mental health issues for children/adolescents to hospital and/or community teams, referral agencies and care givers.

  9. Supports the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines and pathways for psychiatric child/youth clients across the hospital and community.  Assists with the analysis of data in order to make necessary adjustments to guidelines and pathways.

  10. Contributes to the development of policies and procedures that will guide the care of clients.

  11. Performs ongoing clinical research to keep program content current and relevant, and provides education to team members in this regard.

  12. Prepares and presents reports and proposals that support clinical practice as well as program research and evaluation.

  13. Participates in short and long term planning for Child/Youth Services and in the establishment and auditing of quality assurance activities.

  14. Attends and participates in appropriate multidisciplinary conferences, medical rounds, service and department meetings.

  15. Acquires and maintains appropriate testing and clinical materials.

  16. Supervises psychology students and interns when required.

  17. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Three years' recent related experience in psychodiagnostic assessment of psychological function and disorders or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Demonstrated experience working with and leading psychological interventions, medical consultation, and multidisciplinary team work with complex clients. Current registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC).

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental theories, family and social dynamics, treatement and behaviour modalities, psychological testing and interpretation.

  • Ability to prepare comprehensive written assessments.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation.

  • Demonstrated ability in implementing policies and procedures.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated research skills.

  • Ability to provide professional leadership.

  • Demonstrated instructional skills.

  • Ability to keep abreast of technological developments in the field to ensure high standards of patient care.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with others.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.


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