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Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow - BC Children's Hospital

Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow

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 successful candidate will bring previous pediatric Medical Psychology hospital experience to work under the supervision of registered psychologists who are part of the BC Children’s Hospital Medical Psychology team. The Fellow will provide empirically supported assessment, treatment and consultation services to children and youth who have social emotional and behavioural needs relating to their tertiary medical conditions, and their families. The Fellow will also be involved in a quality improvement or research project relating to the work of the Medical Psychology team. Trauma informed care and cultural safety will be two foundational principals of care that the Fellow will embody in their practice.

What you’ll do


  • 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.
  • Develop a specific training plan, with measurable outcomes and time frames to work towards training competencies.
  • 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)


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 must be completed.
  • The applicant must have completed a CPA or APA accredited pre-doctoral residency (or equivalent).


You also have the ability to:

  • 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.
  • Teach and provide instruction.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills related to report writing and to recording and managing data.


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: Two (2) Temporary, Part-Time Opportunities (0.50 FTE – Until August 31, 2023)
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work:
Days of the week will be discussed; 0830-1630
Requisition #
125759E and 122436E 


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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