Counselling Manager - FS

Job posted: 23/11/2022
Applications close: 21/12/2022 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 24539

Reference: 24539

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Counselling Manager - Public Fertility Services, Reproductive Services Unit 

  • Full Time - 38 Hours per week
  • Ongoing position

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

Join us to create Victoria’s first fully Public Fertility Service (PFS) and help thousands of Victorian people to fulfill their dream of becoming parents. The new PFS offers high-quality, safe, and value-based fertility services for all eligible Victorians including people who are single, Aboriginal, LGBTIQ+, living with a disability, from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, from regional and rural communities and/or living on low incomes. 

Building on decades of leadership in fertility care the PFS offers a full range of integrated services including:

  • Fertility assessment and management, including consultations, fertility investigations, ovulation monitoring/tracking and ovulation induction 
  • Assisted reproductive treatments, as well as counselling, information and support 
  • A publicly run fertility preservation program so people with cancer or other health issues can have their tissue stored and retrieved for future us 

Your contribution  

As our Counselling Manager PFS you will develop, oversee, manage and report on all aspects of our Fertility Counselling Services to ensure the highest possible standards of evidenced based contemporary counselling services areprovided to every patient.  

You will lead operational planning, operational procedures, information management, business processes and reporting. Through your understanding of Assistant Reproductive Treatments (ART) laws and regulations and RTAC Code of Practice, you will ensure the service complies with all statutory requirements.

To succeed in this role, you will be a confident people leader. You will train in therapeutic treatment models of counselling specific to fertility care, supervise, and develop the counselling team. You will inspire this team to deliver exceptional counselling services, while providing a physically and psychologically safe workplace. You will exemplify exceptional patient-centered care to your team and to internal and external stakeholders.

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Drawing on your highly developed fertility counselling experience you will ensure all services meet relevant Codes of Practice, legislation and guidelines and are aligned to The Women’s vision and valu
  • Lead the planning, development, delivery, monitoring, quality assurance, risk mitigation and continuous improvement of the Counselling Services to deliver a world class service. 
  • Develop and enhance services that recognise the impact of social, cultural and gender determinants on health and wellbeing.
  • Provide inspirational leadership in your clinical area that inspires others towards higher levels of performance that are aligned with The Women’s vision and values.

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Membership of or eligible for membership of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA).  
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration 
  • A minimum of two years' experience in the management of patients with infertility. 
  • Evidenced minimum of 10 hours ongoing professional development in the field of ART and fertility counselling in the past 12 months. 
  • 4 year tertiary level qualification in psychology, social work, psychotherapy or psychiatry. 
  • A sound understanding of RTAC Code of Practice and other ART and fertility counselling legislations and guidelines. 
  • Commitment to working as part of a multidisciplinary fertility unit that offers exceptional experiences to patients in a public hospital.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Salary will commensurate with relevant experience, qualifications and other relevant enterprise agreement requirements.

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please be aware that in line with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all workers at the Women's regardless of role, will be required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption.

Influenza Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, some health care workers are now required to have their flu vaccination to work in health care. Evidence of vaccination is required.

As this role fits into category A or B of the departments risk ratings, applicants will be required to have been vaccinated against influenza. Evidence of vaccination is required.

If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call our HR Enquiries line on: 03 8345 2080, or email HR.Enquiries@thewomens.org.au

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Melissa Culka - (03) 8345 2032 - (03) 8345 3947

Counselling Manager - FS