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Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
The Canberra Health Services Division of Allied Health Services provides a range allied health services. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Psychologist to join the friendly and supportive Acute Support Psychology team in the Division of Medicine. Our team consists of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology positions. We work closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues and have a pivotal role in promoting client centred outcomes across the inpatient and outpatient settings.
The successful applicant will provide high quality clinical psychology assessment and intervention as part of the Allied Health team providing services to a range services from acute ward settings to specialised services such as the ACT Hospital in the Home service, the Spinal Pain Service and the Pain Management Unit. This position also provides opportunity for long-term therapeutic work with people across the lifespan in outpatient settings. This position will report to the Psychology Manager. Clinical supervision for the registrar program is provided by the department and will be negotiated with the Psychology Manager.
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.
To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
• Strong organisational skills with a strong work ethic.
• Able to relate to people of varied backgrounds.
• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Postgraduate Psychology qualification - Masters/Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
• Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post-qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.
• Enrolled in (or eligible for enrolment) the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program for Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia.
• Previous experience working with a multidisciplinary team in an acute care setting
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
• Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
• Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for Allied Health Professionals.
Note: This is a permanent fulltime position however we are happy to consider part time applicants. There are also a number of temporary positions available that will potentially filled from this recruitment round.
This position is eligible for a Psychology Group Attraction and Retention Incentive: $3,986-$7,975. The ARIn will be reviewed every 12 months where the ARIn will be terminated or adjusted under the terms of the ARIn policy. To continue payment, the ARIn must continue to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the ARIn framework. The maximum combined salary and ARIn amount for this position is $102,436.
• Provide appropriate skilled clinical assessment and intervention to adults, adolescents and children, across a range of clinical areas, with routine supervision, including liaising with carers and other service providers to facilitate effective service provision.
• Exercise independent judgement on routine matters and perform novel, complex or critical tasks under professional supervision, decreasing as expertise increases.
• Actively contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of client programs and services including clinical and administrative data collection, analysis and evaluation to standard.
• As required, and consistent with relevant Psychology Board of Australia requirements, assist in the supervision and education of other staff and students
• Actively contribute to education programs for area of clinical service delivery
• Actively contribute to the development, analysis, evaluation and planning of services in specific area of work, as required
• Actively contribute to the organisation as appropriate and the implementation of clinical governance activity, quality improvement projects, research programs, and health promotion in areas relevant to service.
• Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.
What you Require
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
1. Proven ability to provide skilled Clinical Psychology assessment and interventions, consistent with Psychology Board of Australia Area of Practice Endorsement competencies in Clinical Psychology, across paediatric and adult inpatient and outpatient caseloads.
2. Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
3. An understanding of how to evaluate clinical services through quality initiatives, and to contribute to planning and development of the service to meet the needs of the clients.
4. Well developed written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to successfully interact and work collaboratively with patients, and carers.
5. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and a response to the Selection Criteria under “What you Require” in no more than two pages. Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.