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Principal Psychologist at Provincial Government of Gauteng

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    • Reference Number : refs/011666
    • Directorate : Allied
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : R 1 025 316.00-R 1 137 936.00 per annum(All Inclusive)
  • Enquiries : Dr. L Baloyi, Tel No: (012) 521 4072/4632
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Requirements :

PhD degree in Psychology and registration with the HPCSA as a Clinical Psychologist. 10 years post-community service experience. Experience in clinical case supervision of interns. Experience in coordinating Masters Clinical Psychology training programmes. Experience in coordinating internship training programme. Managerial experience in a health care setting. Experience in curriculum design and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at a tertiary institution. Experience in the supervision of Masters students’ research projects. Competencies: Excellent writing and communication skills. Demonstrated people management skills. Administrative skills. Knowledge and ability to initiate and mange community engagement projects. Knowledge and ability to conduct research. Knowledge of relevant Health and Higher Education Acts and legislation

Duties :

Plan, manage and monitor staff service delivery activities in the Clinical Psychology Unit. Plan, manage and monitor training of interns, Community Service and staff projects. Ensure that staff members adhere to the HPCSA ethics and Provincial and National Health departments’ policies in their delivery of service. Initiate, plan and monitor clinical training activities to sustain the HPCSA’s accreditation of the interns’ training programme. Attend different management meetings in the hospital and implement resolutions taken at MANCO in the department. Initiate plans, programmes and support processes that assist staff to meet the service standards laid down by the HPCSA, the Hospital and Provincial Department. Allocate staff members to different clinical placements for the provision of services to patients in the entire hospital. Conduct quarterly performance reviews through PMDS appraisals to help staff to achieve personal development and departmental objectives. Plan, organize and achieve departmental strategic objectives and align them with those of the Hospital and the Province. Provide guidelines to staff to achieve departmental and hospital objectives in accordance with the National Core standards (NCS) as laid down by the Hospital and Province. Communicate with the different clinical departments, senior management of the hospital and relevant external stakeholders. Conduct departmental procurement planning, activities and processes. Support staff in their professional and career development objectives through training initiatives. Supervise staff with the development of their independent research protocols. Initiate, plan and ensure execution of timeous psychological services to patients. Develop client systems and programs that guarantee prompt service to patients according to the service delivery objectives laid down by the department. Develop a system that enable clients to provide feedback to the department to improve service delivery. Write and submit monthly reports to the hospital management on departmental activities. Create an appropriate and safe supportive environment to patients, interns and staff. Initiate and facilitate diversity programmes that support multi-cultural interaction and co-existence. Plan, present lectures/seminars and the assessment of the theoretical and practical psychotherapy clinical cases of MBChB, BDS and MSc Clinical Psychology students and MMED Psychiatry Registrars. Initiate collaborative research projects in the Clinical Psychology Unit, present at conferences and publish results.

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Notes :

CLOSING TIME WILL BE 12H00 ON THE CLOSING DATE. The Department of Clinical Psychology at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital requires the services of a qualified and experienced person for the position of Principal Clinical Psychologist. The successful person will lead and manage a team of Clinical Psychologists, Community Service Psychologists and intern psychologists. This is a joint-appointment post and the successful candidate will be involved in the training of the MSc Clinical psychology students, MMed (Psychiatry) and undergraduate teaching at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU).The Provincial Government of Gauteng is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity in employment, especially of race, gender and disability. Applications must be submitted on a new updated Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department or from the website and must be completed in full, failure to do so will result in your application being not considered. Recently certified copies of qualifications, ID copy and a CV must be attached. The specific reference must be quoted.Applications can be delivered to: Dr. George Mukhari Academic Hospital, 3111 Setlogelo Drive, Ga-Rankuwa, 0208 Nurses Home Block 13(HR Registry) or posted to: Dr. George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Private Bag X422, Pretoria 0001 or Apply online at www.gautengonline.gov.za.It is legislative requirement that all newly appointed staff members are subjected to Personnel Suitability Check(PSC)- Verification, upon appointment within the department. This verification processes entails reference checks, identity verification, qualification on verification, criminal records checks. Successful candidates will be subjected to OHS medical surveillance as required by HBA regulations within OHS Act 85 of 1993.
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Employer : Department of Health

Location : Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital

Criteria Questions
Do you have PhD degree in Psychology and registration with the HPCSA as a Clinical Psychologist?
Do you have 10 years post-community service experience. Experience in clinical case supervision of interns. Experience in coordinating Masters Clinical Psychology training programmes. Experience in coordinating internship training programme. Managerial experience in a health care setting. Experience in curriculum design and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at a tertiary institution?
Do you have Experience in the supervision of Masters students’ research projects?

Please Notes :

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Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.
Closing Date : 18-08-2021
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