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Posting # 44138 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Psychologist, Pain Management - 1 position
Pain Management
St. Joseph's Hospital - London, ON
Full Time


St. Joseph's Hospital continues to expand its role in the treatment of complex medical and chronic disease, illness prevention, research and education. Our ambulatory medicine teams specialize in the treatment of complex medical and chronic disease conditions with the goal of assisting individuals to reach optimal health and well-being. Our teams work together to provide patients with comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and self-management strategies.

The Outpatient Pain Management Clinic provides diagnosis and treatment for adults who have experienced persistent non-cancer-related pain for more than six months. Our multidisciplinary team of anesthesiologists, physiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, pharmacists and nurses use their skills and expertise to provide assessment and treatment for people with chronic, non-cancer pain.

It may not be possible to cure the underlying reason for the chronic pain but through a combination of treatments the patient's quality of life and functioning may be improved significantly. For each patient, an individualized treatment plan is created that will be co-managed by the family doctor. Our goal is to return patients to the care of their family doctor in their community once this plan of care has been determined. We also partner with several community clinics in and around London to whom we may transfer care.

The program is currently seeking a Psychologist to provide comprehensive patient care through: assessment of patients' psychological and behavioural needs, with diagnosis as appropriate; provision of psychological interventions to reduce psychological or behavioural risk factors such as stress, tobacco use or non-adherence to therapies; providing treatment for psychological conditions, typically including but not limited to adjustment, mood and anxiety disorders; contributing to and leading program development, evaluation and quality improvement; participating in program-related clinical research.

The Psychologist will be responsible and accountable for developing and coordinating an individualized psychological care plan with evidence-based interventions in collaboration with the care team, patient and family.



Essential Qualifications

  • Valid registration as a psychologist at the doctoral level with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Demonstrated psychological assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic intervention skills related to adjustment to and management of chronic illness and psychological comorbidities
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Demonstrated experience with and competence in individual and group Interventions
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, conducting, administering and interpreting a complete range of psychological assessment techniques
  • Knowledge of program and service development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in research methodology, outcome measurement related to clinical practice and the ability to evaluate practice change
  • Demonstrated experience working in a goal-oriented, evidence-based, and outcome-oriented practice
  • Demonstrated superior communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively within an interdisciplinary team setting and able to function independently
  • Demonstrated ability to form and maintain effective partnerships within the community in order to effectively address patient needs.
  • Clinical experience with medical patients, including training and experience in Clinical, and Health or Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Training and experience in the breadth of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies, including traditional CBT, mindfulness-based therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy, and preferably, dialectical behavior therapy.
  • Strong collaborative, communication, interpersonal, counseling and problem-solving skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French is considered an asset
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: January 04, 2021
Submission deadline: February 01, 2021

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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