Job Summary The Psychologist - C and A 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.
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Desired skills and experience ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS Education PHD 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 Current License in country of origin as a Psychologist Eligible for license in State of Qatar after onboarding Job Specific Skills and Abilities Demonstrated experience in theoretical psychological techniques and expertise in providing consultations Demonstrated experience in diagnosing and providing consultation to child / young adult patients Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite Fluency in written and spoken English Fluency in written and spoken Arabic (Preferred) About the employer Sidra Medicine represents the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser who serves as its Chairperson.
This high-tech facility not only provides world-class patient care, but also helps build Qatar’s scientific expertise and resources.
Sidra Medicine is also part of a dynamic research and education environment in Qatar and through strong partnerships with leading institutions around the world, we are creating an intellectual ecosystem to help advance scientific discovery through investment in medical research.
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.
https : / / www.sidra.org / Areas of Research Clinical Psychology Child & Developmental Psychology Industrial & Organizational Psychology