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Psychologist - Children's Care

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 101189
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Apr 17, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Who We Are


As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre is a world-class hospital with the latest technology and the best practices, scientists and health professionals in Canada. For 100 years, Children’s Hospital has been an integral part of the London community offering compassionate medical care for a population of greater than 2.5 million people, with more than 400,000 children, as well as those across the Southwestern Ontario region, and the world. Children’s Hospital is a major centre for medical research and through collaborative partnerships with Western University and various educational institutions, health care professionals actively seek out training opportunities, acknowledging the chance to work alongside some of Canada’s top medical scholars.

With more than 15,000 staff, physicians, and residents, committed to ‘Working together to shape the future of health,’ this is your opportunity to work alongside a dedicated patient-centric peadiatric health care team.


Posting Period


Open:         April 18, 2024

Closed:      May 1, 2024

Non Union

Department Name


Psychologist-Paediatric Psychology (Oncology/ Consulation)

The Psychologist in this role with provided clinical assessment and intervention for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, as well as childhood cancer survivors. They will also provide service to acute medical inpatients with a variety of medical conditions/injuries, who are experiencing psychological symptoms and impairments in their functioning that are secondary to, or interfering with, their medical illness or its treatments and sequela. As part of this role, they will also provide end-of-life, palliative and bereavement care. The role includes consultation with medical and other health professionals disciplines around case conceptualization and treatment planning using a biopsychosocial model of care, and in educating and supporting our front line staff in implementing behavioral and rehabilitative interventions.

The Psychologist in this position will collaborate with a diverse interprofessional team, and with the provincial Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) in psycho-social research and program development initiatives and education.

The psychologist would also be resident supervisor in the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium in the Child/Adolescent and Health/ Rehabilitation Tracks. It is also expected that the successful candidate for the position would apply for faculty position in the Department of Paediatrics in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, the Department of Psychology at Western University, and at the Lawson Health Research Institute.

Psychologists within LHSC demonstrate the scientist-practitioner model of service in their work. As a part of one of Canada's leading academic health sciences center, our psychologists work with our patients and families, our clinical teams, and our academic partners to advance both care and knowledge in health care.

Rate of Pay:               $ 58.09 per hour - $ 72.62 per hour

Hours of Work:           37.5 hours per week


  • Doctoral degree in Psychology
  • Registration (or eligibility for registration) with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent relevant experience 
  • Experience in working in a Children’s Hospital
  • Authorized (or eligibility to be authorized) to provide Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology services
  • Authorized (or eligibility to be authorized) to work with Children and Adolescents
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g., Mental Health Act, PHIPA, HCCA)
  • Demonstrated advanced diagnostic and psychotherapy skills
  • Demonstrated ability in working with interprofessional health care teams
  • Expertise in Psychological assessment and evaluation, Biopsychosocial case conceptualization and Intervention and consultation
  • Proven advanced ability to apply ethics, standards and jurisprudence
  • Demonstrated advanced ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrated advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and a commitment to working within an academic environment
  • Demonstrated excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s vision, purpose and values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to:

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated
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We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect.  LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process.  Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or .

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months.

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   London Health Sciences Centre
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