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St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services

Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services

  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin North / Dublin South
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 07/01/2013
  • Siobhan McHugh
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Applications are now invited for the following position: Senior Clinical/Counselling Psy

 


Applications are now invited for the following position:


Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (specified purpose, maternity leave cover)

The successful applicant will

• have appropriate qualifications and experience, as outlined by the 1999 Psychological Society of Ireland’s requirements for employment as a psychologist at Senior Grade

• have experience working with patients with mental health difficulties


Please note: applications may also be considered from Basic Grade Psychologists with appropriate experience for employment at basic grade level.



For informal inquiries only please contact:

Dr. Richard Booth, Director of Psychology

Tel: 01 2493425

Email: rbooth@stpatsmail.com  (applications should not be made to this email address)


Applications in the form of covering letter and Curriculum Vitae, should be uploaded as one document by 5pm on the 7th January 2013


Panels may be formed from which future positions may be filled

St. Patrick's Hospital is an equal opportunities employer


 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (specified purpose, maternity leave cover)  

Reporting to: Director of Psychology.

Place of Work: St Patrick’s University Hospital, James’s Street, Dublin 8,incorporating St Edmundsbury Hospital, Lucan & Dean Clinics with initial assignment to St. Edmundsbury Hospital.

Main Purpose:  To contribute to the assessment, intervention and treatment of patients with psychological and psychiatric needs.

Hours of Work: The standard working week applying to the post is 35 hours.


Duties: The duties of the Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist are outlined below.  In carrying out all duties, the Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist should ensure that all Hospital policies, health & safety procedures and legislative requirements are met at all times.


- being responsible to the Director of Psychology for service provision and compliance with all professional standards and guidelines, and to the relevant consultant with regard to patient care

- ensuring provision of the highest standards of practice and care in the Psychology Department

- Working as a member of multi-disciplinary team(s), attending meetings, liaising and co-ordinating with other professional staff

- Carrying out appropriate assessments and providing feedback to teams and patients

- Implementing treatment strategies, or otherwise contributing to the care of patients as required and documenting progress

- Supervising trainees as required

- Participating in CPD and research, availing of opportunities to develop knowledge of and specialise in areas of interest

- Carrying out all other duties relevant to the role as may be required from time to time



This Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties.  The person appointed may be required to perform other duties as appropriate which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the position.




PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Qualifications and/or experience:


Candidates must have:

- appropriate qualifications and experience, as outlined by the 1999 Psychological Society of Ireland’s requirements for employment as a psychologist at Senior Grade

- experience working with patients with mental health difficulties




Desirable Qualifications and/or experience:





Skills, competencies and/or knowledge:


Professional Knowledge:



Competencies/Skills:

- empathetic

- organised

- strong administrative skills

- excellent communication skills

- proven ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team


To view the full job description, please click the link below

Ref: 809955
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