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 BC Children’s Hospital 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: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Reference # 55965
Regular Full Time
Wage: $42.05 to $52.44 per hour
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Reporting to the Program Manager and Head of Psychology, when applicable, and in accordance with the established policies, procedures, standards of practice and guidelines, provides developmental and psycho-educational diagnostic assessment services to assigned patients and clients with a variety of medical, developmental, behavioural, psychiatric and other disorders of development. Contributes to departmental and organizational mandates and goals related to C&W’s role as an academic health center.
- Provides developmental and psycho-educational diagnostic psychology assessment services for specified programs and or patient groups, in consultation with the Program Manager and Head of Psychology as required.
- Coordinates and delivers a full range of developmental and psycho-educational diagnostic assessments such as cognitive, educational, social/emotional evaluations. Documents assessments and outcomes and advises members of the treatment team of diagnostic outcomes.
- Functions as a primary contact for the interprofessional diagnostic teams, individuals or person serving the identified patient groups. Provides consultation and information to community partners, public, community and professionals’ group as requested by the Program Manager.
- Provides information and advice to colleagues, physicians and hospital personnel regarding the diagnostic assessment, outcomes, recommendations and patient care issues. Participates in in-service education for program, department and hospital staff as required.
- Supervises and provides evaluations for School Psychology learners and students as required.
- Maintains currency in the scientific literature relevant to area(s) of practice and in the application of scientific evidence to clinical decision making. May initiate or participate in outcome investigations and/or quality initiatives with the specified program.
Education, Training and Experience
- Current registration by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, or registration within one (1) year of employment.
- Training at the doctoral level in School psychology or Educational Psychology with related experience in specified program area, including one (1) year of recent related experience working with children, adolescents and their families.
- Recent related experience in child developmental/school 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 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
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