Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

  • Mayo Clinic - Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Summary:

Provides independent psychological assessment and intervention within areas of specialization

Education/Qualifications

Required:

Bachelor’s degree in the field of psychology and Doctoral degree (example: Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D., D.Clin.Psy) in Psychology or with a focus on Psychology

OR

Bachelor’s degree in the field of psychology Two (2) years of experience post qualification in related field And Master’s degree (includes MSc, MA, M. Phil) of a minimum two (2) years in Psychology or with a focus on Psychology provided that the BSc is a minimum of four (4) years course duration

Experience:

Not less than 6 years’ experience as Clinical Phycologist in hospital/clinical setting

Desired:

  • Licensed as a Clinical Phycologist from one of the following authorities:
  • Department of Health (DOH) Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai Health Authority
  • Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates
  • Not less than 6 years’ experience as Clinical Phycologist in hospital/clinical setting

License:

  • Valid, current and clean national license to practice in country/state of origin

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Managerial:

  • Ensuring and participating in providing coverage to the various service areas or populations and settings
  • Collaborating with senior clinical psychologists in the provision of consultative services internally and externally

Technical:

  • Providing highly specialist one-to-one clinical psychological consultations within areas of specialization
  • Providing Psychological interventions for individuals, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses
  • Coordinating the assessment and formulation of risk management plans for clients within their case load and contribute to the formulation of risk management plans for other clients within the service
  • Participating in decision making for and evaluating treatment options, taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group
  • Promoting high quality psychological services to patients and carers, via direct clinical work and indirectly by collaboration with other team members
  • Providing psychological services (as an autonomous/independent practitioner) to service-users, carers and team colleagues
  • Providing advice to multi-disciplinary teams on the psychological aspects of the needs assessment and care planning process
  • Developing psychosocial formulations for those service-users with the most highly complex problems so as to inform and guide intervention strategies
  • Exercising professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and or referral  of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based intervention plans
  • Providing casework for people experiencing severe psychological difficulties. To prioritize workload to ensure that skills are used to address the more severe and complex psychological presentations within this area of work

Quality:

  • Promoting and maintaining quality in all services and ensure continuous quality improvement measures are in place. Conduct method evaluation/development as per standard policies and procedures
  • Complying with all safety, health and quality control programs and procedures as applicable
  • Complying with applicable precautions for environmental safety, infection control, using a series of interventions that minimize or prevent cross infection
  • Maintaining the strictest confidence in relation to patient information whether formally or informally recorded
  • Practicing within the expressed limits of established policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that SOP (standard operation procedures) and Quality Assurance tests are maintained within all sections
  • Being responsible for documenting all intervention in appropriate format
  • Comply and support clinical audit processes within the service and report on these as agreed.
  • Communicating in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family and other medical personnel as necessary to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, clarify orders and communicate status
  • Interacting courteously with doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers when answering questions or providing other information