Psychologist II - Pediatric Palliative Care

Psych/Counselling/Social Work
Alberta Health Services
ALB00096263 Requisition #
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The Stollery Children’s Hospital is the primary acute care centre for children in the Edmonton Area where all forms of pediatric specialized services and critical illness are managed. At the Stollery, care is provided by highly-skilled child health professionals from around the world making it well-recognized globally. More than just a hospital, the Stollery exemplifies AHS culture and values along with a philosophy of patient-and-family-centred-care. We are currently looking for a Psychologist to join our team of professionals at the Stollery. This Psychologist II - Pediatric Palliative Care position is highly specialized and an integral role within the interdisciplinary health care team providing care, coordination and follow-up for patients and families referred to the Stollery Children’s Hospital/Child Health Program services for palliative support and follow-up. In this Psychologist II - Pediatric Palliative Care position, you will provide advanced clinical services (including psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment to palliation and intervention), consultation and education to the interprofessional team, patients and families. You will have the opportunity to work within multidisciplinary teams, including; neonatal and pediatric clinical areas, child health care professionals, and other care providers as a facilitator and change agent implementing therapeutic interventions and supporting families who have a child whose future is uncertain (medically fragile or terminal diagnosis). Psychologists at the Stollery Children’s Hospital have the opportunity to provide their expertise and professional guidance to ensure the absolute best care is provided to our critically ill children and support to their families.


As a Psychologist II, you will provide advanced clinical services (including psychological assessment, diagnosis and/or intervention), consultation and education to the interprofessional team and patients/families, and/or provides clinical leadership and coordination in an assigned program area. This is an advanced level psychology position that will allow you to work with or within teams to provide and inform services for patients with complex and multi-dimensional medical, psychological, interpersonal, environmental and/or instrumental needs. You will consult, collaborate, and enact initiatives to ensure that practices are evidence based and in alignment with psychology standards of practice and code of ethics, as well as policy, legislation and regulations. You will be expected to lead, facilitate and/or participate in program, policy, and procedure development, service planning, staff development, quality improvement and evaluation, and/or research activities as identified by the needs of the service area(s). You may provide supervision to doctoral level psychology residents, master's level interns, provisional psychologists, psychometrists and other team members.

  • Classification: Psychologist II
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: Stollery Found Trust Fund
  • Primary Location: Stollery Childrens Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.50
  • Posting End Date: 07-JUN-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 17-JUN-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 01-JUN-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 5
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $50.18
  • Maximum Salary: $66.63
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of doctoral degree in Psychology in an applied area relevant to the practice setting from a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) or American Psychological Association (APA) program. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Active or eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Consideration will be given to: Provisional doctoral level trained Psychologists. Masters level trained Psychologists with previous experience in Pediatric Palliative Care. Demonstrated ability to engage and support patients/families through difficult conversations, anticipatory grief, and complex family dynamics. Working knowledge of end of life care. Ability to move, lift, transfer weights of over 50 lbs. Ability to manage multiple priorities and interruptions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of end of life care in pediatric population. Crisis based counselling. Expressive Arts and Play Therapy. Research Experience. MS Office proficiency. Pediatric experience. Palliative care experience. Working knowledge of community supports.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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