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Job Title:
Psychologist-TPT(.2) Paediatric

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Closing Date:
Education Level:
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Job Description


                                                                               Ref# 19OPP049R2

                                                       1 ‑ Temporary Part Time (.2) ‑ Psychologist

                                                             Psychology Paediatric Bariatric Prog





This vacancy is Repost.  Candidates who have previously applied for this position are required to resubmit

their application.


It is a condition of this posting that your home unit can accommodate your temporary absence in the event

you are successful.



The TBRHSC Paediatric Bariatric Program will serve Thunder Bay and the NW Ontario Region (LHIN 14) remote to

tertiary paediatric obesity care centres.  Treatment will include secondary and appropriate tertiary levels of care

including coordinated psycho social, nutrition, physical activity, and/or pharmacotherapeutic interventions. Treatment

focus will include intensive promotion of healthy behaviors to treat and/or prevent progression of obesity related risk

factors; and treatment / reversal of co morbidities and prevention of further co morbidity in consultation and shared

care to tertiary care centres as appropriate.


The Psychologist has a direct reporting relationship to the Manager, Complex and Chronic Diseases and matrix

reporting relationship for psychology practice to the Director, Health Professions and Collaborative Practice.. The

Psychologist is responsible for provision of psychological services including diagnosis, assessments, consultation

and treatment primarily to the clients of the Paediatric Bariatric Program.



* Doctoral or Masters Degree from a Psychology program acceptable for registration with the College of

Psychologists of Ontario.

* Current registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario or the ability to be autonomously registered within

a two year period with a declared area of practice in Clinical and/or Health Psychology with Children and/or


* Member in good standing with Ontario Psychological Association an asset

* Minimum two years recent supervised experience working with paediatric patients and families in a clinic setting

and working in an inter professional team environment

* Relevant supervised clinical experience with obese clientele is preferred

* Experience with group education; presentation and public speaking an asset.


Skills / Competencies

* Strong psychological assessment and therapeutic skills, including the ability to work well with other professionals

and community agencies

* Knowledge of chronic disease prevention and management

* Patient and family teaching, wellness promotion and Self Management of Chronic Disease

* Sound knowledge and understanding in Paediatric Growth, Development and youth transitioning

* Act as a resource person for childhood obesity education, based on collaboration with inter professional team and

community partners

* Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills

* Advanced computer skills

* Be able to work flexible hours (e.g. weekday late afternoon and early evening)



Salary Range:  $53.190 to 67.800



The Health Sciences Centre strives to ensure the safety and security of the patients, visitors, employees and assets

financial and otherwise.  As one tool in the recruitment screening process, all offers of employment to external

candidates shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) to ensure the absence of relevant

criminal convictions.




The Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is committed to delivering healthcare in a manner that is consistent with Patient

and Family Centred Care.  Applicants are required to have a demonstrated knowledge, understanding and

commitment to this care philosophy.


Candidates will have demonstrated adherence to the Hospital's Code of Conduct.  Regular attendance at work is

imperative, therefore, all applicants will have to demonstrate a good attendance record to be considered for this



We are an equal opportunity employer.  Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout

the selection process.  Additionally we are identified as an English/French speaking health sciences centre and

encourage bilingual candidates to apply.



If there are no qualified applicants for the above position, the Hospital may, at their discretion, train unqualified



Interested applicants must submit a resume outlining relative previous experience and training no later than

11:59p.m. on Friday, 21 June, 2019.


Internal applicants may apply via the job posting page on the iNtranet.  External applicants must apply through our




Posted:  May 21, 2019