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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Psychology - BC Children’s Hospital


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Psychology

BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver, BC

BC Children’s Hospital Medical Psychology program provides tertiary care to children with acute and complex medical needs from across British Columbia. The Medical Psychology team provides consultation and liaison services across medical inpatient units, as well as outpatient individual and group treatment for children with medical psychology needs, including coping with illness, needle phobia, chronic pain, and more. The team collaborates closely with multidisciplinary teams including medicine, nursing, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, child life, and spiritual care.

To apply, please send letter of interest and CV to:
Dr. Katharine Thomson, Head of Psychology
BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre

You can also find more information on the Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory (UPPD) at by searching “BC Children’s.”

What you’ll do

  • In consultation and coordination with the Head and/or Associate Head of Psychology and/or Director of Training and the Program or Clinic Manager/Director (if applicable) the Post-Doctoral Fellow plan and organize the provision of therapeutic, assessment, consultation, and/or teaching services for specified programs or patient group(s), that align with the Pre-Doctoral Fellow’s specialized clinical training goals.
  • In collaboration with the primary and/or site specific psychology supervisors and Program/Clinic Manager/Director (if applicable) will develop a specific training plan, with measurable outcomes and time frames to work towards training competencies.
  • Under supervision: Deliver a comprehensive range of psycho-diagnostic assessments and treatment services such as cognitive, educational and social/emotional evaluations and psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual or group therapy, behaviour management, play psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, parent groups. 
  • Document assessments, treatment plans and outcomes, under the co-signature of a supervising Psychologist.
  • Supervise and provide evaluations for Psychology practicum students, residents, and pre-doctoral fellows as appropriate, under the direction of the Head of Psychology and/or Associate Head of Psychology and/or Director of Training and individual supervising staff psychologists.
  • Maintain currency in the scientific literature relevant to area(s) of specialized clinical practice and in the application of scientific evidence to clinical decision-making. 
  • Will participate in a variety of learning activities, including planned individual and group supervision, seminars, etc.
  • May participate in quality improvement, program evaluations/reviews, or population-specific reviews that are designed to be meaningful and manageable in the context of the advanced training position and approved by the Head of Psychology and/or Associate Head of Psychology and/or Director of Training and the Program/Clinic Manager/Director (if applicable)
  • Will be responsible to provide a final Post-Doctoral Fellowship summary describing achievements in training, service delivery and research (if applicable)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, under supervision.

What you bring


  • Training at the doctoral level in women’s, children and/or adolescent clinical and/or developmental psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, or a closely related area. All the requirements for the doctoral degree in must be completed. The applicant must have completed a CPA or APA accredited pre-doctoral residency (or equivalent).

You will also have

  • 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.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (until August 31st 2025)
Salary Range: $80,000/year (plus benefits)

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday – Friday, 0830-1630

Start Date: September 1st, 2024

Application Deadline: December 15th, 2023 (rolling thereafter)

Requisition # 155695E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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