Clinical Co-ordinator - Jacana

Job posted: 29/04/2022
Applications close: 24/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical

Reference: 53024

Reference: 53024

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • Jacana Clinical Coordinator/Senior Psychologist or Allied Health Clinician (Grade 4)

Monash Health is excited to announce a new Clinical Coordinator/Senior Psychologist or Allied Health Clinician with the Jacana Service in the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) team as part of Developmental and Community Paediatrics.

  • Play a key role in coordinating a multi-disciplinary team delivering FASD assessments for children and families affected by FASD

  • Be part of the innovative team developing Victoria's leading FASD assessment service

  • New position as the service expands with recent new funding

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About the Jacana Service

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) service, through Developmental Paediatrics, provides specialist multidisciplinary assessments for children with pre-natal alcohol exposure, who show complex neurological, developmental, and behavioural symptoms. The service also delivers education, information and resources to communities at high risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and provides clinical training in FASD diagnosis for paediatricians, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and social workers. The FASD services at Monash Children’s comprises pathways for children 0-3 yrs through Jacana Service, and 3-10 years through VicFAS. This new role reflects expansion of the current service to provide care to children aged 0-3 years.

About The Role

There is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced Senior psychologist/ Allied health clinician to provide leadership to the Jacana team at Monash Children’s Hospital as Clinical Coordinator, to build and support the multi-disciplinary assessment of young children with pre-natal alcohol exposure and broader neurodevelopmental problems who have been assessed as being at risk of FASD.

The successful applicant would require excellent skills and experience in clinical assessment of infants and young children from 0-3 yrs preferably with knowledge of FASD.  The Clinical Coordination role is held by a team member that is also contributing to the clinical activities of the team. This is to assist with the development of the service and to ensure that all contributions to service design, implementation and leadership are made with a full understanding of the impact on clinical activities.

The role will include coordinating the activities of the multi-disciplinary team in preparing for and providing weekly assessments clinics. The scope of activities includes screening appropriate referrals, identifying assessments required under the Australian FASD Diagnostic Guidelines (2016), initiating pre-clinic assessments, and coordinating multidisciplinary assessments. The clinician will be available to contribute to direct assessments to facilitate leave cover for the relevant discipline as requested.

Role details:

  • Participation in Thursday AM clinics is required.  In addition, Tuesday PM or Thursday PM is preferred, however can be negotiated.

  • The role is based at Monash Children’s Hospital

  • This role is for a fixed term from May 2022 for 3 years

About You

You are a highly-skilled Paediatric Clinician in either Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology. You have extensive experience in developmental assessment of young children in early intervention, child development, infant mental health or disability settings. You have strong leadership skills and a passion to work with babies and young children. You are keen to be a key part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that is building this innovative service.

You are also:

  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care

  • committed to delivering patient centred care & a patient advocacy

  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively

  • excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

What You Need:

  • Senior psychologist (P4) or Senior Allied Health clinician (OT, Speech)

  • Current relevant AHPRA / discipline specific accreditations

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the field of early childhood development or infant mental health in your discipline, at a minimum P3 (or equivalent) level

  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.

What We Offer:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base

  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills

  • mentorship & career guidance

  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences

  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org. 

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

Apply NOW to join our team!

Clinical Co-ordinator - Jacana

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Rebecca Carlton - 0424693914

Clinical Co-ordinator - Jacana