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SIDRA3151 - Psychologist - Child & Adolescent (Fluent in written and spoken Arabic)

Department: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Div
Division: Psychiatry Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2019
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

DEPARTMENT PROFILE:

The Department of Psychiatry will provide world class child and adolescent psychiatry and women mental health services for Sidra Medical and Research Center. The Department of Psychiatry will provide outstanding education to the medical students, residents and fellows. The Department of Psychiatry will foster the innovative clinical and basic research in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and women mental health. The Department of Psychiatry coordinates its medical services and collaborates its research and educational activities with Hamad Medical Corporation and Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar. It is anticipated that by providing specialist and subspecialist expertise in an integrated team environment and concomitantly conducting research, Sidra will become a substantive referral center for patients within Qatar and the region.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Psychologist - C&A Master's / PhD is responsible for providing specialist psychological assessments and interventions for children and adolescents (C&A) patients. The incumbent is responsible for evaluating complex psychological data and formulating / implementing a formal psychological treatment plan for the patients. The incumbent is also responsible for providing specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to the patient’s treatment plan. 

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Provides specialist psychological assessments and diagnosis for patients referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client’s care
  • Provides clinical formulations and comprehensive written reports regarding assessments completed or tests administered
  • Provides specialized clinical psychological input to the families, including assessment results and proposed psychological interventions for psychological, behavioral and learning challenges
  • Formulates and implements plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a child’s psychological problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the problems, and employing methods of proven efficacy, across the full range of care settings
  • Implements a range of psychological interventions, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses
  • Evaluates and makes decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual
  • Reviews relevant school and/or other medical records to understand cases better.
  • Provides specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to patient’s formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual patients and provides general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management
  • Keeps abreast with current literature, talks with colleagues, and participates in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in neuropsychology
  • Provides group therapy for children and families, in both inpatient and outpatient settings as needed.  Makes sure that patient participation and input is integrated with the overall treatment plan
  • Maintains confidentiality with regards to information exchanged or received in the current capacity of role in accordance with departmental guidelines
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Education:

  • Relevant education in Clinical Psychology (specializing in child / young adult psychology)

Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a practicing clinical psychologist, including 2+ year should be in the area of child / young adult psychology

Certification and Licensure:

  • Valid medical licensure in country of practice
  • Ability to obtain medical license in Qatar

Job Specific Skills and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated experience in theoretical psychological techniques and expertise in  providing consultations
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Preferred Arabic written and spoken
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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