Deadline Date: 2019/03/29

Location: Fort William First Nation

The Primary Care Team Psychologist will work collaborative with the other members of the Primary Care Team, and other Health Services programs, to continually assess current program delivery and services and recommend and participate in new strategies in order to facilitate changes that will enhance patient care. The Primary Care Team Psychologist is a key part of the patient care circle and should be comfortable working to their full scope of practice. The Psychologist will function in close collaboration with the physicians and interprofessional providers of the PCT and will assist in the primary care functions of the PCT. The role includes both the provision of direct patient care as well as consulting on the development of programs, resources and linkages.

Posting Date:
 Fort William First Nation
 200 Anemki Place
Start Date:
 35 hours per week
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Under the direction of the Primary Care Team Manager, the Psychologist is responsible for:
- Evaluates, diagnoses, and assesses the functioning of individuals and groups related to mental disorders, as well as wellness and mental health Treatment and Management
- Conducts interventions with individuals and groups
- Provides treatment for serious mental health disorders
- Provides treatment for individual, marital and family relationship problems
- Implements individualized care plans for the patient/family/caregiver based on best practice guidelines
- Provides treatment for addictions and substance use and abuse
- Assists with pain management, stress, anger and other aspects of lifestyle management
- Provides treatment for problems associated with cognitive functioning
- Administers psychological services
- Implements primary and secondary prevention strategies
- Promotes wellness and disease prevention
- Assists in the management of psychological factors and problems associated with physical conditions and disease (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, stroke)
- Assists in the management of psychological factors in terminal and chronic illnesses such as cancer, brain injury, and degenerative brain diseases
- Assists in managing the impact and role of psychological and cognitive factors in accidents, injury, capacity, and competence to manage one's personal affairs
- Provides treatment of problems associated with cognitive functioning such as learning, memory, problem solving, intellectual ability and performance
- Assists in the management of psychological factors related to work such as motivation, leadership, productivity, and healthy workplaces Referrals/Collaboration
- Provides consultations relating to the assessment of, or interventions with, individuals and groups to facilitate the prevention or treatment of difficulties
- Consults with a physician in accordance with the standards for consultation with physicians, and/or refers the patient to another health care professional
- Works collaboratively with the social workers to develop, monitor and evaluate the PCT mental health services
- Works collaboratively with other team members to manage the needs of patients
- Shares results of assessment and intervention with referring physicians and other Team clinicians as requested within a specified timeframe
- Recommends and arranges for specialist referrals and appointments in consultation with physician(s)
- Facilitates referrals to other services as well as communication and networking between the primary care practice and hospital or home care
- Maintains relationships with networks, related professional organizations and other related service providers
- Offers professional guidance and support to referrers and colleagues Patient Education
- Participates in the development, planning and evaluation of treatment education, counselling and health promotion programs and activities
- Provides public education regarding wellness and the promotion of mental health
- Develops and evaluates educational resources, presentations, workshops, etc.
- Creates and distributes educational material to patients as needed Team Education
- Provides in-services/education to clinical team Patient Advocacy
- Advocates for patient's civil and legal rights Confidential Information
- Exercises reasonable care and caution in protecting confidential and sensitive information related to clients and personnel Programs and Services
- Participates as a clinical team member in the development and delivery of targeted programs including but not limited to palliative care, cancer care, case management, chronic disease, mental health and addictions, reproductive and child health
- Actively participates in clinical programs and services (including occasional evenings and weekends requirements)
- Participates in the development, planning, and evaluation of treatment, education, counselling and health promotion activities of the PCT
- Actively participates in clinical programs and services (including occasional evenings and weekends requirements)
- Promotes awareness of the PCT services and programs to patients and community residents alike
- Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychologist or as a Psychological Associate;
- evidence of professional liability insurance;
- three to five years counselling/therapy experience, preferably in a community setting;
- demonstrated knowledge of the Mental Health Act;
- Knowledge and experience working with Indigenous communities;
- demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary health services team;
- experience in addictions counselling an asset;
- experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
A satisfactory Criminal Records Search;
must possess a valid Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate or be willing to obtain one;
ability to travel and work flexible hours as determined by the Service Manager or designate in relation to service delivery requirements;
must posses a valid Ontario Driver's license and have access to a personal vehicle.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
Please apply online via our website, www.dilico.com

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Human Resources
Position Title:
 Human Resources Assistant
Company Name:
 Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
 200 Anemki Place
 Fort William First Nation
Postal Code:
 P7J 1L6
Web Address:
 //200 Anemki Place

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