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Michele Oborowsky
by Kelly Wouters
Published: January 30, 2024 (4 weeks ago)
North Battleford

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is currently seeking one (1) permanent full-time Ph.D. Psychologist position (Non-Forensic area) and one (1) permanent full-time Ph.D. Psychologist position (Forensic area).

These are clinical positions working as part of assessment and treatment teams in a dynamic, brand-new growing hospital setting.  The positions provide the opportunity to work with individuals with chronic major mental illness and intellectual disabilities, often treatment resistant, in both Forensic Psychology and Psychiatric Rehabilitation departments within the new Saskatchewan Hospital, North Battleford.

Having recently opened in September, 2018, the new Saskatchewan Hospital (188 beds, plus 96 secure beds), offers a uniquely designed setting (400,000 square foot building area), shaped by the principles set out by the patients including connections to nature and an abundance of natural light in patient spaces.  The common areas of the new facility include innovative space for individual or group activities including music, art, exercise, and learning practical skills for life.  The state-of-the-art design of this new facility includes better patient, staff and supply flows including supportive infrastructure, technology and programming for optimal patient care and treatment.  The design of this one of a kind facility represents the input from patients and staff to ensure that the best care, treatment and recovery can be achieved.

Specific Accountabilities

The Psychologists in these positions will be responsible for the assessment, planning and evaluation of programming, individual or group, to meet the therapeutic needs of patients in the Short Term Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Extended Psychiatric Rehabilitation and/or Forensic Service Areas.  These positions will provide patient assessments and treatment plans (including behavior management programs), psychotherapy and participate in formal and informal discussion of all cases.  A team approach supports consultation regarding problems and needs of patients as required for the Short Term Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Extended Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Forensic Service Areas.

Specific Forensic responsibilities include remand assessments for Fitness to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility, reports and assessments for Saskatchewan Review Board Hearings, therapeutic intervention and treatment planning.  The Psychologist will assemble data, analyze research and clinical assessment reports on individual patients providing interpretation for other team members and hospital staff.

Qualifications/Salary Information

The successful candidates will have their PhD in Clinical Psychology with registration or eligibility for registration with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists.  The successful candidates will have experience in mental health, psychological testing methods and statistics.  The ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is required, along with advanced communication skills.  These are designated field hour positions.

Preference for these positions will be given to HSAS members in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SAHO/HSAS Collective Agreement.  The pay range for these positions, as per the SAHO/HSAS Collective agreement, is $110,239 per annum ($56.568/hr) to $134,490 per annum ($69.012/hr) (5 step range).

Successful candidate may qualify for a $10,000 recruitment incentive and up to $3,000 in relocation assistance, depending on eligibility.

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Any questions or inquiries please contact Linda Shynkaruk (Director of Saskatchewan Hospital) at (306) 440-4120. Resumes can be forwarded to the Human Resources Contact at or call (306) 440-4284 for further information.