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Job Posting Number:
Job Title:
Job Category:
Healthcare Professional
Adult & Geriatric Mental Health
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Open Positions:
City, Province, Country:
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted:
April 12, 2022
Available Shifts:
Scheduled all shifts as required
Closing Date:
July 22, 2022
$55.07 - $70.19/Hour

As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital, you will uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing 'Patient Safety' and our hospital's 'Senior Friendly Strategies' as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and 'The Workplace of Choice'. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.

Summary of responsibilities

The Psychologist is responsible for the provision of comprehensive psychology services, including assessment, testing, diagnosis, and treatment for adults. They also provide consultation and education for staff, physicians and community-based stakeholders, as required. The Psychologist provides services across all Mental Health (MH) Services (with a primary focus on Inpatient MH Services – Inpatient MH Unit, Day Hospital and Outpatient MH Services and a supportive role for CCH’s Community Addiction/MH Services). The Psychologist is accountable to the standards of practice and ethical conduct endorsed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Requirements of the job

• Doctorate in Psychology with training and experience in clinical psychology
• Registration (or eligibility for registration) with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
• Listing with the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in an interdisciplinary team within a mental health and concurrent disorder setting
• A demonstrated ability to work with complex patients
• Theoretical and practical knowledge of addiction/mental health/concurrent disorder illnesses & intervention approaches
• Experience completing client assessments (including diagnosis) and psychotherapy
• Ability to be self-directed and skilled in establishing therapeutic relationships
• Therapeutic skills in individual and group therapy with adults with various mental health disorders including concurrent disorders
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, families, staff and community agency personnel
• Ability to educate and provide consultation to clients, families and community agency personnel
• Strong collaborative skills in working with other community partners
• Knowledge of types of relevant community resources
• Comprehensive knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and professional practice guidelines for the treatment of various disorders
• Knowledge of relevant legislation such as Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information, etc.
• Ability to communicate effectively with individual, groups, and other professionals within an interdisciplinary environment in a diverse community
• Ability to develop, co-ordinate and deliver in-services, presentations, psycho-educational and support groups
• Ability to be organized, conscientious and thorough with information gathering, and in documentation practices
• Computer literacy (MS Office – Word, Outlook, Excel)
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
• Demonstrated regular, punctual attendance
• Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
• Must have a valid Ontario driver's license with access to own vehicle
• Functional proficiency in both official languages (oral and written in English, oral in French – and testing completed)