Clinical Psychologist - Geriatrics
University of Manitoba and Prairie Mountian Health
The Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) region and the Department of Clinical Health Psychology in the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba invite applications for a Contingent Geographic Full-Time (GFT) Clinical Psychologist (position # 25634), with a flexible start date, ideally beginning June 15, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, in the area of Geriatric Psychology. The position integrates clinical and academic roles (approximately 80% clinical; 20% clinical teaching/applied research). The successful applicant will be appointed to the Medical Staff of the PMH region and will be appointed to the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Max Rady College of Medicine, at the Assistant Professor rank.
The Clinical Psychologist will provide clinical services to older adults with complex emotional, mental health and adjustment needs, often occurring in combination with physical health issues; families and caregivers are also included in the scope of care. The Psychologist will work collaboratively as a member of the team within the full scope of their professional practice, and will be responsible for providing direct care, expert clinical assessment, recommendations and treatment as well as consultation service to the Centre for Geriatric Psychiatry (22 bed facility within Brandon Regional Health Centre), community-based Seniors’ Mental Health, and the facility-based Mental Health Resource Nurses that serve designated rural hospitals and care homes.
The position is based in Brandon, Manitoba, which is Manitoba’s second largest city (population 46,000) and is nestled along the Assiniboine River in the heart of southwestern Manitoba. It is 200 km west of Winnipeg, encompassing mountainous parkland, wide prairies and an urban trading centre. The combination of urban amenities and closeness to rural living contribute to Brandon’s satisfying quality of life. For more information, visit: www.brandontourism.com.
Prairie Mountain Health region has culturally diverse communities which include newcomers and a growing Indigenous population. Delivery of health care is becoming more complex with increasing acuity in many settings. The PMH Mental Health program offers a full spectrum of community and facility services across the life span. The successful applicant would join a robust interdisciplinary staff that includes mental health specialists such as psychologists and psychiatrists. For information about the PMH Region, visit: www.prairiemountainhealth.ca
As a member of the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Max Rady College of Medicine, the Psychologist joins a large department of clinical colleagues who form a provincial network of consultation and mentorship across urban and rural settings. Department faculty are also engaged in clinically applied research and clinical teaching of medical students and psychology residents. For more information, visit: www.umanitoba.ca/medicine/clinical_health_psych
- Clinical psychology services to seniors, special needs patients in residential facilities, personal care homes and the community, including psychological and cognitive assessment, and individual or group-based interventions.
- Inter-professional rehabilitation and treatment planning.
- Consultation with multi-disciplinary staff regarding behavior management, case conceptualization and treatment implementation
- Facilitates continuing professional education of health professionals in facilities and in the community and clinical teaching of students in the health professions.
- Applied clinical research and program evaluation.
- Doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from a CPA or APA-accredited clinical psychology training program, and completion of a CPA or APA accredited internship/residency.
- Eligible for registration* or member in good standing as a Psychologist (CPsych) with the Psychological Association of Manitoba www.cpmb.ca
- Education, training and experience in administration and interpretation of standard adult psychodiagnostic and cognitive psychological tests and measures. Training in clinical neuropsychology would be a significant asset.
- Education, training, and experience in psychological interventions; experience in rehabilitation would be an asset
- Education, training and experience in geriatric psychology
- Ability to provide consultation to other mental health professionals and programs in areas of expertise, as required.
- Training, experience and/or research background/interests in Indigenous health would be an asset.
- Excellent interpersonal relationship skills, oral and written communication skills, and inter-professional teamwork skills.
- Satisfactory results of pre-employment criminal records, child and adult abuse registry, and vulnerable persons checks.
Salary and Benefits:
- An attractive salary schedule and benefits are available through the University of Manitoba. The GFT agreement provides for on-site private practice opportunities. *The Department of Clinical Health Psychology will provide the required clinical supervision for individuals at the C Psych Candidate level to become registered for independent practice (C Psych), and provides consultation thereafter.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Interested persons should apply in writing referring to Position #25634, including curriculum vitae, and provide the names and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Lesley Graff Chair-Search Committee Department of Clinical Health Psychology,
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
PZ 350 - 771 Bannatyne Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4
Tel: (204) 787-5163 Fax: (204) 787-3755
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes and other supporting documents may be provided to participating members of the search process.
DEADLINE FOR INITIAL REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS is April 13, 2018 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.