KK Women's and Children's Hospital Pte. Ltd.

Clinical Counsellor (5-months Contract, Psychological Medicine)

Job Category:  Allied Health Professional
Posting Date:  16 May 2023

To work within a multidisciplinary team to ensure continuity of holistic patient care, by assessing and evaluating needs of the patient, and planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring the solutions to address those needs and to participate in service programmes and initiatives.


Job Description:

  • Provide and coordinate continuity of inpatient and outpatient care, and vice versa, from initial consultation through to recovery.
  • Act as pivotal team member for patient care by informing the multidisciplinary care management team of patient updates and initiate case review and discussion.
  • Work with the patient and family, and various agencies/professionals in both the hospital setting and/or within the patient’s community.
  • Provide proactive problem-solving techniques in response to needs assessment, such as initiating appropriate referral and liaison with other professional, agencies and/or step-down facilities.
  • Formulate and develop care management plans for patients in collaboration with clinicians and other health care members, including initiating and coordinating management planning for patients.
  • Assist in the collection and input of data for clinical audit of service
  • Establish rapport and build therapeutic alliance with patient and family.
  • Provide counselling and supportive therapy for patient and family in responseto their needs. This includes therapeutic work in home settings with attending social worker and team colleagues where necessary.
  • Co-facilitate patient education, support and therapeutic groups.


Job Requirement:

  • Min Degree in Psychology/Social Work/Counselling or relevant healthcare experience in psychiatry.
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience or the equivalent.
  • Team player who possesses good communication and strong interpersonal skills.