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Psychologist - Geriatric Mental Health Care Services

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 100740
Position Type: Temporary, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Who We Are


Who We Are

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music.  As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC delivers world-class care and experiences, built on our commitment to excellence in research, innovation, and learning. In partnership with our communities, we design and advance healthcare to support he wellness of the populations we serve. LHSC delivers both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC is known for its great people and great care, with a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while partnering with communities to transform health, one life at a time. 

Posting Period


Open:            March 26, 2024

Closed:         April 8, 2024


Department Name


Psychologist - Geriatric Mental Health Care Services

The Psychologist in this role is responsible for providing a complete range of psychological services (i.e diagnostic, assessment, brief psychotherapy, and consultation) for patients with a range of ambulatory patients presenting with geriatric mental health needs. The Psychologist will work with an interprofessional team in program development (including group intervention development) and evaluation, and limited individual intervention. The role also included community outreach to provide support for behavioral management in the community. The Psychologist will also consult with medical and other health professionals around case conseptualization and treatment planning. The Psychologist reports to both the Manager of Psychology and the Clinical Manager, Adult Ambulatory Mental Health Programs.

The Psychologist would also be resident supervisor in the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium in the Adult Mental Health Track. Psychologists within LHSC demonstrate the scientist-prctitioner model of service in their work. As part of one of Canada's leading academic health science center, out psychologists work with our patients and families, our clinical teams, and our academic partners to advance both care and knowledge in health care.

Temporary Full-Time

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

Hours of Work:          37.5 hours per week

Duration:                   12 months


  • Doctoral degree in Psychology
  • Registration (or eligibility for registration) with the College of Psychologists of Ontario 
  • Authorized (or eligibility to be authorized) to provide Clinical Psychology services
  • Authorized (or eligibility to be authorized) to work with Adults and Seniors
  • Recent clinical experience in a mental health care setting
  • Recent experience in evidence-based practice in the treatment of geriatric mental health disorders
  • Recent experience working in a hospital setting, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g., Mental Health Act, PHIPA, HCCA)
  • Demonstrated advanced diagnostic and psychotherapy skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in psychological assessment and evaluation
  • Demonstrated expertise in biopsychosocial case conceptualization and consultation
  • Demonstrated advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability in working with interprofessional health care teams
  • 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 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

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