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The Royal

The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres. Our mandate is simple: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. The Royal combines the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education to transform the lives of people with complex and treatment resistant mental illness.

The OSI Clinic provides specialized mental health assessment and treatment to clients and their families referred by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), RCMP, and the Department of National Defense (DND), who are experiencing work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Anxiety disorders; Depression; Chronic Pain, etc.). The services of the OSI Clinic are provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse clinicians and social workers. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the psychologist delivers mental health treatment services to clients and their families.

Position:  Psychologist PhD Registered (Operational Stress Injury Clinic)

Region:  Ottawa


Job Number: ROM18-271E

Program: Anxiety Disorders Program- Operational Stress Injury Clinic


  • Services are provided in the clinic and in the community outreach locations throughout a broad service area
  • Conduct clinical assessment interviews
  • Administer and interpret standardized psychological assessment instruments
  • Provide psychological assessment and treatment (individual and group treatment, individual diagnostic assessment mandatory; couples intervention an asset)
  • Function as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Liaise and consult with relevant community agencies and service providers
  • Participate in academic activities including: supervision of pre-doctoral residents in psychology, practicum students, and non-registered psychology staff; supervise psychologists in supervised practice; teach medical interns and residents; and other health related disciplines
  • Maintain work load measurement and data collection (e.g. CROMIS) as required
  • Provide education with various stakeholders i.e. VAC District offices
  • Design individualized treatment plans based on assessed needs in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team
  • Coordinate care among internal and external service providers
  • Maintain contact with the referring VAC area counsellors, RCMP, and DND in the development of treatment plans and referrals
  • Write comprehensive discharge reports with follow up recommendations
  • Utilize tele mental health and other distance technologies in the provision of services in outlying communities
  • Build effective collaborative working relationships with stakeholders
  • Work with the Canadian network of OSI clinics, and follow the leadership of the Operational Stress Injuries National Network
  • Demonstrate professional integrity through adherence to college and hospital guidelines for the practice of psychology, including: adherence to the Canadian Code of Ethics for psychologists, adherence to the Standards of Professional Conduct of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the ROHCG’s policies for registration, professional development, supervision, communications, and documentation.
  • Design program evaluation and satisfaction surveys within clinic guidelines
  • Carry out research including writing peer-reviewed grant proposals in keeping with the Program’s objectives
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of The Royal.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Harassment-Free Workplace Policy.

Position Requirements
  • Doctorate from a CPA/APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Program
  • Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario is mandatory. Autonomous practice is mandatory. Authorized area of practice in Clinical Psychology mandatory. Authorized client population in Adults is mandatory (competency with Seniors and/or Couples as asset)
  • CPA/APA accredited internship/residency (or equivalent) in clinical psychology
  • Five years experience post PhD in clinical mental health required
  • Mandatory clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of: anxiety and mood disorders, substance use disorders, and PTSD using evidence based approaches.
  • Training in evidence-based therapies for PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders required such as PE, CPT, EMDR, CBT, BA, MBSR.
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary service delivery model is mandatory
  • Experience in a military or police services environment is an asset
  • Experience with assessment of police, veterans and/or Canadian forces members with operational stress injuries including anxiety, mood, and substance use is an asset
  • Sensitivity to the unique needs of military/police services personnel who are experiencing service related mental health problems
  • Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles and practices
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain good working relations
  • Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement, Best Practices and Team Work
  • Effective mentoring and clinical supervision skills to support both the academic role and the clinical practice of other team members
  • Provide services in local and satellite locations. Primary work location may be re-assigned to satellite site.
  • Experience providing clinical services via OTN
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral comprehension, expression, reading, and writing. Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.

Salary:  $52.28 - $66.63 / hour (Psychologists under superv

Terms of Employment:  Regular, Part-Time (0.6 FTE), Days

Deadline for Application:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018

How to Apply:  

All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.

Please apply Online. The position will remain open until filled.

The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

All new hires will be required to obtain a Criminal Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.

Location:  Ottawa

Profession Type:  Other Regulated Health Professions

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