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Psychometrist - Brain Injury Rehab Team, Ambulatory 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-24-00028  
Open Date 2/20/2024  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Brain Injury Rehab Team 

Work type Regular Part-time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 0.6 

Posting Close Date 03/05/2024 

Description

Join us in building a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, and a top 40 Canadian research hospital. Serving over 8,500 families annually in both inpatient and outpatient programs and services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview’s vision is to support the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families. We are an academic hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. All clinical staff are expected to contribute to the academic agenda through one or more of the following activities: supervising students, teaching, academic service, scholarship and research.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, inclusive, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

The Position:

The Psychometrist provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessment services for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury. The Psychometrist will work in a client-family centred framework under supervision from a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Within the framework of the Vision, Mandate, And Core Values of the organization, he/she supports the development of partnerships with clients, families and other health professionals to ensure optimal psychological services.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical

  • Conducts psychoeducational or neuropsychological assessments, including test administration, scoring, norming of tests, and aspects of report-writing.
  • Provides perceptive behavioural and/or test setting observations
  • Obtains necessary background information to inform the assessment and to provide information to clients/families about the testing process.
  • Documents as necessary according to professional standards and hospital policy with respect for the client’s right to confidentiality.
  • Works with the interdisciplinary team to provide client and family-centred care which is goal directed, evidence based and outcome oriented.
  • Keeping up-to-date of new test measures or versions of tests as they become available.
  • Maintains the test library by managing test orders and inventory
  • Supports the triage and management of referrals.

Professional Development/Education/Leadership

  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices.
  • Delivers care based on established policies and procedures
  • Documents on client charts as required, according to organizational charting guidelines
  • Enters accurate workload statistics
  • Involvement in psychology and inter-professional education
  • Participates on committees, in the development of program activities and Psychology practice as requested
  • Participates in quality improvement activities and supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment for staff, clients and families.
  • Support the training of psychology practicum students, psychology residents and psychometrists.

Research

  • Participates in research activities as applicable
  • Utilizes research information to support evidence-based practice
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives
  • Supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Psychology or equivalent graduate education with training in psychological assessment. Individuals working towards a graduate degree in psychology with an assessment focus will also be considered.
  • Psychological assessment experience required.
  • Previous psychoeducational and/or neuropsychology assessment, test scoring and report writing experience with individuals unique medical, neurological and developmental presentations preferred.
  • Paediatric experience preferred
  • Experience in an interdisciplinary setting preferred.
  • Demonstrates an ability to:
    • Work effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team, under the supervision of a Psychologist
    • Work independently, following directions of clinical supervisor
    • Relate well to professionals, children, adolescents and family members
    • Effectively and efficiently manage fluctuating clinical responsibilities and deadlines
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Effective interpersonal and collegial skills
    • Well-developed observational skills to identify clinical issues that extend beyond test scores
 
About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. All of our work is guided by our strategic plan, Transformative Care, Inclusive World: Holland Bloorview 2030. The plan: https://strategicplan.hollandbloorview.ca/

To get a glimpse as to who Holland Bloorview is, we invite you to watch the Dear Everybody, This is Holland Bloorview video. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbp-WhflXXo&feature=youtu.be

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of inclusion, diversity, equity accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA). This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we seek to create an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. To help in our journey towards fully reflecting the communities we partner with, we welcome and encourage applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting humanresources@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://hollandbloorview.appone.com



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