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

Clinical Psychologists (KKH Psychology Service)

Job Category:  Allied Health Professional
Posting Date:  7 Feb 2024

Clinical Psychologists (KKH Psychology Service)

 

KK Women's and Children’s Hospital (KKH) is a recognised leader and Singapore’s largest tertiary referral centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Neonatology. Founded in 1858, the 165-year-old academic medical institution leads in patient-centred management of high-risk conditions in women and children. The specialists in KKH adopt a compassionate, multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to treatment, and harness the latest medical innovations and technology to deliver the best care possible. As an Academic Medical Centre, KKH plays a key role in nurturing doctors, pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals. KKH believes that world-class clinical training and research are imperative in raising the standard of care. We offer an exciting and conducive work environment, with opportunities to meet your career aspirations, advancement and personal development.     

 

Exciting opportunities have arisen to work with the KKH Psychology Service due to the demands of our growing service. We are recruiting Clinical Psychologists (psychologist/*senior psychologist) to join our General Paediatrics Psychology, as well as Adolescent and Eating Disorders teams.  

 

General Paediatrics Service - To provide psychological interventions and psychometric assessment for our general paediatric psychology service. This includes providing support to children and teenagers, and their parents, who present with a range of difficulties - from medically related learning problems, emotional/behavioural to mental health difficulties.  

 

Adolescent & Eating Disorders Work – To provide care to adolescents with a broad range of mental health disorders such as eating disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions.  

 

Adolescent Work – To provide care to adolescents with common psychiatric conditions.  

 

Successful applicants will join a vibrant psychology team in providing psychological interventions and psychometric assessment for our general paediatric and adolescent services. The applicant will provide psychological assessments and interventions to adolescents and their families, within both inpatient and outpatient contexts. 

 

There may be opportunities to be part of multidisciplinary teams, work with the adult population, run group programs and also participate in education and research activities as and when they become available. Working at KKH Psychology Service provides exposure to a broad, meaningful and unique range of experiences. Individual and group supervision will be provided, as are opportunities for training and professional development. 

 

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Master or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an accredited university programme.
  • Possess an existing registration / membership, or be eligible for membership / registration, with professional psychological bodies, such as the Singapore Psychological Society, Australian Psychological Society
  • Good understanding of child and adolescent development.
  • Ability to work with children and adolescents, and their families is desirable.
  • Sound knowledge of psychometric assessments and competency in administering and interpreting a wide range of psychological assessments and self-report questionnaires
  • Well-developed skills in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other interventions.
  • Sound case formulation skills.
  • Understanding of evidence-based treatments in eating disorders. Prior training in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is desirable, though not essential.
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports with recommendations that are tailored to the adolescent and family.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, with good organization skills and time management.
  • Ability to maintain and ensure timely and high quality clinical documentation.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to clinical excellence and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • To be able to provide sound and ethical professional advice and consultation to other professionals, care givers and community agencies where necessary.
  • A disposition that is resilient, with the ability to work both independently and as a team player in a fast-paced setting.
  • Ability to speak a second local language and/or dialect is desirable, though not essential, in order to liaise with the local language and/or dialect speaking associates/patients.

 

*Those with more years of experience will be considered for a Senior position (i.e. possess relevant and a high level of knowledge, training, skills and experience in this area).