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Psychologist, Outpatient Mental Health and OCD Clinic - BC Children's Hospital

Psychologist, Outpatient Mental Health OCD Clinic

BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver BC


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


The Psychologist plans and organizes the provision of services for the Pediatric OCD Program (POP), in consultation with the Head of Psychology, Program Director, Medical Director or designate, and provides psychological services to assigned patients/clients with a variety of medical, developmental, behavioural, psychiatric and other problems.

What you’ll do


  • Plan and organize the provision of services for the Pediatric OCD Program (POP), in consultation with the Head of Psychology, Program Director, Medical Director or designate.
  • Participate in activities related to coordinating the team as required for the program’s delivery.
  • Coordinate and deliver semi-structured psychodiagnostic assessments using the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule (ADIS) and other measures.
  • Coordinate and deliver treatment services including individual and group cognitive-behavioural therapy (exposure and response prevention) for child and adolescent age ranges, and parent groups.
  • Document assessments, treatment plans and outcomes and advise other members of the treatment team.
  • Function as a primary Psychology contact for treatment teams, individuals or persons serving the Pediatric OCD Program.
  • Make recommendations for program planning and the revision of criteria and procedures for referrals, needs assessment and case documentation.
  • Promote the services of the program, clinic or Psychology Department to the public, community and Professionals’ groups as requested by the Program Director, Medical Director or Head of Psychology.
  • Conduct public education lectures and clinician training lectures regarding OCD.
  • Provide information and advice to colleagues, physicians and hospital personnel regarding psychological assessment, treatment modalities and patient care issues.
  • Prepare and deliver in-service presentations to department and hospital staff.
  • Represent the department at various meetings as designated.
  • Supervise and provide evaluations for Psychology Interns and other trainees and students as requested by the OCD program.
  • Participate in training post doctoral fellows as appropriate.


What you bring


  • Graduate in a Doctorate level program in Psychology.
  • Eligibility for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.
  • Training at the doctoral level in child clinical and/or developmental psychology.
  • One (1) year of recent related experience that includes interdisciplinary assessment of Pediatric OCD and direct individual and group based CBT for Pediatric OCD.


You also have the ability to:

  • Use electronic databases created via programs such as REDCap.
  • Communicate and present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Carry out duties in a timely fashion.
  • Establish priorities, develop/implement short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to deal effectively with other professionals and with patients.
  • Teach and provide instruction.


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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time (0.48 FTE – until June 30, 2023)
Wage: $46.27 to $57.86 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: Various days and times, depending on clinical needs.
Requisition # 126826


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.


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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.



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