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Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program - BC Children’s Hospital
Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program
BC Children’s Hospital
The BC Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis (CF) program provides tertiary care to families and their children with CF in British Columbia and the Yukon. Diagnostic and treatment services are offered by a team that includes medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, nutrition, and pharmacy.
This full-time postdoctoral fellowship position specifically focuses on the clinical care service delivery for children and families experiencing CF, where psychological assessment, diagnosis and consultation are key contributions made by medical psychology. This position is part of a grant-funded project addressing the provincial model of care for mental health within CF, with the aim of providing responsive, equitable and appropriate care. Outcomes will be used to inform a business case for ongoing funding of a psychology position.
This fellowship will include:
- Direct clinical service delivery to patients and their families attending the CF Clinic at BCCH. The Fellow will attend the CF clinic days at BCCH, participate in multi-disciplinary rounds, and conduct brief psychosocial assessments/screenings/direct consultations with the children, adolescents, and families. Follow up therapeutic care will occur outside of CF clinic times virtually, or in the Medical Psychology Outpatient Clinic.
- The potential provision of psychological services to children and youth in the active diagnosis and treatment phases to support their learning and understanding of the experience of CF , depending on the candidate’s experience and training.
- Providing consultation services to community providers for patients of the CF clinic who live outside of the lower mainland, thereby contributing to building capacity in BC.
- Selected training, didactic and research experiences.
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.
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- 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).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: 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 31, 2024)
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition # 142092E
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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
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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