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Psychologist Neonatal Follow Up BCW

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility inBritish Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,500 births in 2005/6, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.


BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the Child and Family Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.


BCW and BCCH are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.


Clinical Psychologist Neonatal Follow Up

Reference # 18640

Regular Part Time (0.3 FTE)

Fridays and alternating Wednesdays 0830-1630

$40.49 to $50.50 per hour

4500 Oak Street, Vancouver



In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. Reporting to the Head of Psychology and Program Director, when applicable, and in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards of practice and guidelines, provides psychological services to assigned patients/clients with a variety of medical, developmental, behavioural, psychiatric and other problems.  Contributes to departmental and organizational mandates and goals related to C&W’s role as an academic health centre.The successful candidate is a Registered Psychologist who will provide supervision of Psychometrists and complete standardized developmental assessments within a interdisciplinary team enviornment.


The Neonatal Follow-Up Program recruits children who are at high risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcome as a result of being born extremely preterm, severe neonatal illness or being a survivor of a new technology. The goals of the program are to 1) to evaluate short and long-term results of perinatal/neonatal intensive care by performing sequential clinical and neuro-developmental  assessments of surviving infants, 2) to ascertain impairment early in this high-risk population to promote early application of interventional techniques to minimise the severity of perinatally acquired handicap, 3) to provide an educational experience in developmental assessment and the long-term effects of perinatal/neonatal intensive care for a variety of learners  and 4) to promote and carry out research to further knowledge of the long-term effects of selected aspects of perinatal and neonatal management.


The Program is multidisciplinary and provides comprehensive age appropriate sequential neurodevelopmental assessments typically at 4, 8, 18 months, 3 years, and 4 ½ years at clinics on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays. The team includes nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, audiology, speech pathology and neonatologists / pediatricians, in addition to a data manager and office staff. 


Registered psychologists and allied staff perform standardised assessments on children at 3 years and 4 ½ years of age with occasional assessments at other ages from 30 months to 11 years of age. With a focus on a screening assessment, the psychologist typically evaluates 1-2 patients per clinic day.  The Neonatal Follow-Up program is an exciting academic program working with leading edge nationally and internationally recognized research projects.


Program relevant clinical and research opportunities may be available.




Education, Training and Experience

•Current registration by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, or eligibility for registration.
•Training at the doctoral level in child clinical and/or developmental psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, or a closely related area.
•Recent related experience in child, adolescent, psychodiagnostic, clinical and/or health care environment.

Skills and Abilities

•Ability to communicate and present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to carry out duties in a timely fashion.
•Ability to establish priorities, develop/implement short-term and long-term objectives.
•Ability to deal with others effectively.
•Ability to teach and provide instruction.
•Proficiency in computer skills related to report writing and to recording and managing data.


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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.


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Vancouver, BC