JOB SUMMARY :
The Psychologist - C&A (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 :
PhD in clinical psychology (specializing in child / young adult psychology)
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