Centre for Geriatric Psychiatry
& Mental Health Services for the Elderly
University of Manitoba and
Prairie Mountain Health
The Prairie Mountain Health region and the Department of Clinical Health Psychology in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba invite applications for a Contingent Geographic Full-Time Psychologist at the Assistant Professor level (position # 14931), in the area of Geriatric Psychology, commencing April 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Centre for Geriatric Psychiatry, located in the city of Brandon, MB, is a 22-bed inpatient assessment and short term treatment unit for elderly persons in the Prairie Mountain Health region of western Manitoba. Community based care is provided through the Mental Health Services for the Elderly community team to the City of Brandon and the surrounding communities. These programs have a full range of inter-disciplinary staff who are very active in providing assessment, consultation and short-term treatment services in conditions associated with mental and emotional health in the elderly.
Brandon is Manitoba’s second largest city (population 46,000) and is nestled along the Assiniboine River in the heart of southwestern Manitoba, 200 km west of Winnipeg. The combination of urban amenities and closeness to rural living contribute to Brandon’s satisfying quality of life. For more information, visit:www.brandonrha.mb.ca
The Clinical Health Psychology Department in the Faculty of Medicine provides clinical consultation and support to its member psychologists living and practicing in many rural and northern communities. For more information, visit:
• Clinical psychology services to geriatric patients, including psychological, cognitive and neuropsychological assessment
• Inter-professional rehabilitation planning.
• Consultation with staff of personal care homes in the region regarding behavior management
• Clinical teaching of students in the health professions and continuing education of health professionals in the community.
• Develop an active programme of applied clinical research and program evaluation.
• Doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from a CPA or APA accredited clinical psychology training programme and completion of a CPA or APA accredited internship.
• Eligibility for registration as a Psychologist (C. Psych) by the Psychological Association of Manitoba www.cpmb.ca
• Pass pre-employment criminal records checks.
• Excellent inter-personal and inter-professional communications and teamwork skills
• Education and experience geriatric psychology and clinical neuropsychology would be an asset.
• Training, experience, and/or research background and interests in Aboriginal health issues would be an asset.
Salary and Benefits:
• An attractive salary schedule and benefits are available. The GFT agreement provides for on-site private practice opportunities.
The University encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Interested persons should apply in writing referring to position # 14931, including curriculum vitae, and provide the names and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Bob McIlwraith
Department of Clinical Health Psychology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
PZ 350 - 771 Bannatyne Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Tel: (204) 787-3876
Fax: (204) 787-3755
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.
DEADLINE FOR INITIAL REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 10, 2013 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.