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Research Clinician - HMU (Doan Lab) - UBC/ BC Children's Hospital

Staff - Non Union


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AAPS Hourly - Counsellors/Psychologists, Level A



Job Title

Research Clinician - HMU (Doan Lab)




Doan Laboratory | Department of Paediatrics | Faculty of Medicine



Compensation Range

$41.96 - $60.46 CAD Hourly



Posting End Date

August 21, 2022


Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.






Job End Date

Jan 3, 2023




** This casual hourly position offers the option of a hybrid work arrangement.**


Applicants must be eligible for professional certification with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.


This position is located within a health-care facility, therefore, the successful candidate will be required to provide verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by a provincial health mandate.


This offer is conditional upon successful completion of a Criminal Record Check.




Job Summary
The successful applicant will provide intake psychosocial assessments for the HEARTSMAP-U Study. HEARTSMAP-U is a digital mental health self-assessment and management tool which allows students to self-identify any support needs across 10 psychosocial areas. This research study aims to evaluate how accurately HEARTSMAP-U identifies students with or without psychosocial issues, ranging from no mental health resources needed to immediate resources required, compared to a mental health provider’s assessment. The successful applicant will conduct a standard assessment without knowledge of the HEARTSMAP-U results, then complete a digital data collection form to report any identified psychosocial issues. All assessments will be conducted virtually. The successful applicant must have previous research experience and a flexible schedule as assessments may take place in evenings or weekends.


Organizational Status
Position requires a working relationship with other Research staff. Accepts direction from Study Coordinator and ultimately accountable to the Principal Investigator. This position requires close interaction with research assistants and study subjects.


Work Performed
The duties of the successful candidate will include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting standard intake psychosocial assessments with study participants
- Collecting and inputting data into an online REDCap database and report any identified psychosocial issues after assessments are complete
- Collecting and reviewing pertinent information/history, drawing on knowledge of mental health and counselling knowledge and skills when conducting assessments
- Determining the need for emergent crisis intervention, should any severe/acute safety concerns arise, and facilitating timely intervention
- Participates in team meetings; may be required to attend information sessions while the study is in progress.
- Performs other related duties as assigned


Consequence of Error/Judgement
Duties are performed according to operating procedures. The person needs to understand their role and be reliable and courteous with participants and colleagues. Any errors in missing or being late for appointments, breaches in confidentiality, errors in assessments or poor interview conduct will tarnish the study’s reputation and could lead to loss of data and loss of participants. Professionalism is of the utmost importance. The person will also be required to exercise good judgment and discretion while using confidential information.


Supervision Received
Supervision will be provided by the PI, who is a physician, and the research coordinator. The incumbents act independently within established protocols and ethical guidelines. Routine work does not require daily supervision; however, the end result will be checked by the Study Coordinator and the Principal Investigator will be available for questions that arise.


Supervision Given
Not required.


Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology or a related field. Eligible for professional certification in British Columbia. Minimum of three years of relevant experience in clinical counselling, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


Preferred Qualifications

- Demonstrated outstanding oral and written communication skills and the ability to build rapport with staff, and participants.
- Effective counselling skills and knowledge.
- Previous research experience.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous, and effective manner.
- Ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team.