Psychologist II - Shared Care Consultant

Psych/Counselling/Social Work
Alberta Health Services
ALB00115984 Requisition #
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This is an advanced clinical position responsible for providing assessment, treatment and follow-up, consultation/collaboration and referral services; with an emphasis on teaching these skills to Family Physicians within an innovative interdisciplinary Primary Care mental health service. Patients referred to the Shared Care consultant by the Primary Care Provider are highly complex and require advanced clinical skills.


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: (SCC) MH SHARED CARE
  • Primary Location: Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.60
  • Posting End Date: 18-OCT-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 28-OCT-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 25-SEP-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 6
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • 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:

Ph.D. from an accredited clinical or counselling program. Registered or eligible for registration with their discipline specific college and has not been under college sanction. Minimum of five years post-degree demonstrated experience and excellence in assessment and treatment of mental health and behavioral health disorders preferably in mental health settings Minimum of one-year experience in community-based primary care settings with Family Physicians. Demonstrates superior knowledge and experience working in shared mental health or collaborative care environments providing a full range of services including assessment, treatment, education, research, evaluation and clinical leadership. Extensive training and experience in implementing evidenced based interventions and principles of change theory. Proven ability to effectively establish collaborative relationships; coach, consult, develop capacity and teach mental health and counselling knowledge and skills to Family Physicians through application of principles of adult learning. Demonstrated sound clinical and professional judgement, strong interpersonal and social skills, excellent verbal and written skills and computer skills and knowledge. Possession of valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a requirement of the position and condition of employment as travel is required within and around Calgary and area.

Preferred Qualifications:

Superior knowledge of the mental health system, services and resources and ability to facilitate referrals of primary care provider’s patients. Knowledge of DSM-V and medications used in the treatment of mental health conditions. Self-directed, innovative, flexible and capable of working both autonomously and in collaboration with health professionals.

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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