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BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the Child and Family Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.


BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.


Psychologist - Provincial Autism Resource Centre

Reference # 27275

Temporary Full Time (Until February 20, 2015)

$40.49 to $50.50 per hour

Sunny Hill Health Centre – BC Children’s Hospital

3644 Slocan Street



In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. Reporting to the Head of Psychology and Program Director, when applicable, and in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards of practice and guidelines, provides psychological services to assigned patients/clients with a variety of medical, developmental, behavioural, psychiatric and other problems.  Contributes to departmental and organizational mandates and goals related to C&W’s role as an academic health centre.


You will bring your experience in the area of developmental disabilities and autism assessments to the Provincial Autism Resource Centre multi-disciplinary team.


Example of Duties & Accountabilities  

  • Plans and organizes the provision of services for specified programs or patient group(s), in consultation with the Department Director or designate.  Participates in activities related to coordinating the team as required for the program’s delivery.
  • Coordinates and delivers a comprehensive range of psychodiagnostic 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.  Documents assessments, treatment plans and outcomes and advises other members of the treatment team.
  • Functions as a primary Psychology contact for treatment teams, individuals or persons serving identified patient groups.  Makes recommendations for program planning and the revision of criteria and procedures for referrals, needs assessment and case documentation.  Promotes the services of the department to the public, community and Professionals’ groups as requested by the Director.
  • Provides information and advice to colleagues, physicians and hospital personnel regarding psychological assessment, treatment modalities and patient care issues.  Prepares and delivers in-service presentations to department and hospital staff.  Represents the department at various meetings as designated.
  • Supervises and provides evaluations for Psychology Interns and other trainees and students.  Participates in training post doctoral fellows as appropriate.



Education, Training & Experience  

  • Current registration by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, or eligibility for registration.
  • Training at the doctoral level in child clinical and/or developmental psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, or a closely related area.
  • Recent related experience in child, adolescent, psychodiagnostic, clinical and/or health care environment.  

Skills and Abilities  

  • 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.  

Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.


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Internal competition closes February 21, 2014. Internal applications received after this date will be considered as late applications.)


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