University Health Network Clinical Psychologist, Interventional Pain Service in Toronto, Ontario

Clinical Psychologist, Interventional Pain Service - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Clinical Psychologist

Site: Toronto Western Hospital

Department: Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program (CIPP)

Hours: up to 22.5 hours per week

Status: Permanent part-time

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


Join a growing, interprofessional team where the contribution of psychology is valled and appreciated. The Interventional Pain Service at Toronto Western Hospital provides patients living with pain with cutting-edge interventions, including intravenous ketamine infusions and spinal cord stimulation, which can be life changing. The responsibilities of the clinical psychologist include: assessment of patients who are medically elegible for spinal cord stimulation or ketamine infusion, formulation of case conceptualization and appropriate mental health diagnoses, preparation of psychological reports shared with the interdisciplinary treatment team to guide treatment decisions, attending team consultation meetings, providing psycho-education on pain and pain coping and providing psychological interventions to patients individually and in groups to optimize their functioning and well-being. Psychological treatment is provided to both inpatients and outpatients struggling to cope with acute and chronic pain. Psychologist may supervise and train clinical psychology practicum interns and /or post doctoral fellows.


  • Completions of a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA and/or CPA- accredited university psychology program

  • Competency in clinical psychology with adults; specialization in Health Psychology and /or Rehabilitation Psychology is preferred

  • Completion of an APA and/or CPA accreditied internship in Clinical Psychology

  • Registration in good standing with the College of Psychologist of Ontario

  • Proof of malpractice insurance

  • Two (2) years of more experience in clinical psychology

  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team

  • Experience writing comphrehensive psychological assessment reports

  • Experience with empirically supported behavioral treatments including CBT, ACT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness ( please clearly describe which therapies you feel prepared to provide your application)

  • Experience in the assessment and treatment of pain conditions, as well as modd and anxiety disorders

  • Experience in CBT for insomnia is an asset

POSTED DATE: JULY 19, 2018 CLOSING DATE: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.