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Clinical Psychologist - Toronto, Ontario


Permanent Full-time, Temporary Full-time and Permanent Part-time positions available

Positions available in the following Altum Health locations: Toronto, Mississauga, Cambridge, Ottawa, Oakville, Sudbury, Hamilton, Barrie, and Ajax. Clinical services are provided at sites both in person and via Telemedicine.

The Altum psychologist’s role is to provide progressive diagnosis and treatment, guide clients through the steps towards a full recovery and help them retrace those steps when there are setbacks.

If you want to grow your skills and expand your depth of practice while giving back to the community, this is a role to consider. If you want to see the difference you make to the well-being and lives of clients on a daily basis, while changing the face of healthcare and rehabilitation, Altum Health is your next step. Join us as a Clinical Psychologist.

The difference you will make:

Psychologists at Altum Health spend their days working on a combination of assessments and treatments for a full range of clients. They put together broad-spectrum treatment plans. At Altum, psychologists work side-by-side with a team of cognitive behavioral therapists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, occupational therapists and surgeons. There are difficult cases that challenge us and there are sensitive cases that require a delicate touch. Every day there are clinical learning opportunities and teaching moments. Everyone who works on our team truly wants to be there and believes in the work we do together.

As a Clinical Psychologist working at our full service clinic, you will:
• Conduct independent psychological assessments of clients referred to Altum Health from various sources and provide a diagnosis
• Provide recommendations for further treatment as appropriate
• Develop and communicate a treatment plan to the client, multidisciplinary team, other stakeholders and referral sources
• Prepare documentation and formal narrative reports for the referral source
• Treat clients and enable them to reach their full functional and work reintegration potential in collaboration with all stakeholders (client, treatment team etc.)
• Participate in continuous quality improvement activities
• Perform cross-functional duties, as assigned or requested

What we look for in a Clinical Psychologist:
• A Ph.D. in Psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program
• Completion of APPI, CPA, or CCPPP accredited internship / residency program
• Registration with College of Psychologists of Ontario
• Competency in Clinical and Rehabilitation scopes of practice
• Experience in all or some of the following areas:
 - Rehabilitation with a third party payor system
 - Assessment and intervention with acute (musculoskeletal) and chronic pain
 - Assessment and intervention with mood and anxiety disorders, especially PTSD and phobias
 - Intervention involving cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and other empirically supported modalities
• A passionate and dedicated care team participant who is committed to the challenge of working with clients suffering from workplace injuries

About Altum Health

At Altum Health we are experts in full-scope healthcare services including rehabilitation. We started off with very humble beginnings as a one-room assessment centre, partnered with WSIB. We have since grown into a 280+ person organization with a broad demographic of patients and a diverse client base.
Altum Health is a private-for-public department of UHN; every dollar we make goes back to fund public healthcare initiatives. Our ongoing focus is to maintain a high degree of credibility in our field, to be leaders in healthcare and to change the rehabilitation model of care through the discovery of new approaches. With patient safety and quality care at the top of our priority list, we continue to build upon a culture of discovery and adventure.
Our ultimate dream would be to create a replicable business model that changes the face of healthcare in Ontario and Canada. Altum Health wants to invite you to join us on our ongoing journey of firsts as we pioneer change and raise the bar in healthcare.
If you share our beliefs, are invested in bettering the lives of patients on a daily and long term basis and you want to be a pioneer in rehabilitative care, join Altum Health as we continue to break new ground, build relationships and give back to our communities. Be the face of change and the hands that heal.
Altum Health welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

POSTED DATE: December 6, 2017               CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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