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Psychologist G4

Job posted: 06/10/2020
Applications close: 28/10/2020 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 34381

Reference: 34381

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Senior Clinical and Health Psychologist


Clinical and Health Psychology Service (CHP, TAPS, Mental Health Division)


GRADE 4, Permanent part-time, 0.3 EFT


Looking for a change? Join a great team of Psychologists at Austin Health?


Psychology has a critical role in innovating, implementing and translating best practice treatment interventions across the health system in hospitals. The P4 Psychologist is a highly experienced clinician and leader to support effective clinical governance, quality and safety of care and an excellent staff and student experience.


The application of psychology to the medical setting at Austin Health has had a long history of leading the field through its Clinical Health Psychology (CHP) service, and providing a full range of psychological skills to medical patients, responsive to changes in service needs. The CHP Service consists of a small friendly team of consultant psychologists and provides an innovative training program for postgraduate psychologists on placements.


The role will involve three components



  1. Clinical.The P4 will deliver best practice, evidence-based clinical psychology services to Austin Health’s medical inpatients, outpatients and their carers.

  2. Staff and student supervision.There is a large postgraduate student cohort who are offered advanced placements.

  3. Leadership and governance. 


The successful applicant will have substantial clinical and supervisory experience, an interest in medical liaison and the ability to develop independent programs and new initiatives. The role requires the ability to work with a team in a multidisciplinary context.


This position is for a Senior Psychology leadership role. Qualities we seek are dynamism, initiative, and enthusiasm for delivering evidence-based interventions in the challenging context of medical illness with special reference to working with both in and outpatients.


Clinical and Health Psychology (CHP) Services are based in the Mental Health Division as part of Triage, Assessments & Planning (TAPS). Referrals are accepted from a variety of areas including Cancer Services, Neurosciences, Cardiothoracic, Medicine, Gastroenterology and Surgery. Continuity of care is provided through outpatients. CHP works closely with Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and the multidisciplinary team.


In addition the psychologist will work with the Director of Psychology for discipline specific management. A comprehensive training program for postgraduate psychologists on placements has also been developed.


The position will recognize the benefits to the organization of key leadership positions able to shape and grow an important service.


The successful applicant may be expected to:



  • Conduct direct and secondary clinical consultations with a high level of expertise in treating both in and outpatients with medical illness, including via telehealth.

  • Co-ordinate postgraduate students and clinical supervision of students and junior staff

  • Attend and contribute to strategic meetings with various teams as required

  • Maintain high clinical standards, and contribute to the ongoing development of psychological services and activities, including responsibility for risk management

  • Attend and contribute to regular departmental meetings and other meetings as required.

  • Participate as required with the Senior Psychology Leadership Group, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.

  • Engage in the evaluation of program and service provision.


Enquiries welcome


Selection criteria:Senior clinician with experience in relevant clinical activities and supervisory experience, registration as a supervisor with AHPRA. Masters degree or PhD in Clinical Psychology. Sense of humor and teamwork.


This position may be required to have flexibility of placement across one or more of the campuses.


Discipline and Operational Management:


Responsible to Divisional Manager. Discipline and day to day CHP management, Professor Jeannette Milgrom - Director, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and Clinical Director, CHP.



Senior Clinical and Health Psychologist


Clinical and Health Psychology Service (CHP, TAPS, Mental Health Division)



GRADE 4, Permanent part-time, 0.3 EFT


Looking for a change? Join a great team of Psychologists at Austin Health?



Psychology has a critical role in innovating, implementing and translating best practice treatment interventions across the health system in hospitals. The P4 Psychologist is a highly experienced clinician and leader to support effective clinical governance, quality and safety of care and an excellent staff and student experience.



The application of psychology to the medical setting at Austin Health has had a long history of leading the field through its Clinical Health Psychology (CHP) service, and providing a full range of psychological skills to medical patients, responsive to changes in service needs. The CHP Service consists of a small friendly team of consultant psychologists and provides an innovative training program for postgraduate psychologists on placements.



The role will involve three components



  1. Clinical.The P4 will deliver best practice, evidence-based clinical psychology services to Austin Health’s medical inpatients, outpatients and their carers.

  2. Staff and student supervision.There is a large postgraduate student cohort who are offered advanced placements.

  3. Leadership and governance.


The successful applicant will have substantial clinical and supervisory experience, an interest in medical liaison and the ability to develop independent programs and new initiatives. The role requires the ability to work with a team in a multidisciplinary context.



This position is for a Senior Psychology leadership role. Qualities we seek are dynamism, initiative, and enthusiasm for delivering evidence-based interventions in the challenging context of medical illness with special reference to working with both in and outpatients.



Clinical and Health Psychology (CHP) Services are based in the Mental Health Division as part of Triage, Assessments & Planning (TAPS). Referrals are accepted from a variety of areas including Cancer Services, Neurosciences, Cardiothoracic, Medicine, Gastroenterology and Surgery. Continuity of care is provided through outpatients. CHP works closely with Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and the multidisciplinary team.



In addition the psychologist will work with the Director of Psychology for discipline specific management. A comprehensive training program for postgraduate psychologists on placements has also been developed.



The position will recognize the benefits to the organization of key leadership positions able to shape and grow an important service.



The successful applicant may be expected to:



  • Conduct direct and secondary clinical consultations with a high level of expertise in treating both in and outpatients with medical illness, including via telehealth.

  • Co-ordinate postgraduate students and clinical supervision of students and junior staff

  • Attend and contribute to strategic meetings with various teams as required

  • Maintain high clinical standards, and contribute to the ongoing development of psychological services and activities, including responsibility for risk management

  • Attend and contribute to regular departmental meetings and other meetings as required.

  • Participate as required on the Senior Psychology Leadership Group, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.

  • Engage in the evaluation of program and service provision.


Enquiries welcome



Selection criteria:Senior clinician with experience in relevant clinical activities and supervisory experience, registration as a supervisor with AHPRA. Masters degree or PhD in Clinical Psychology. Sense of humor and teamwork.



This position may be required to have flexibility of placement across one or more of the campuses.



Discipline and Operational Management:


Responsible to Divisional Manager. Discipline and day to day CHP management, Professor Jeannette Milgrom - Director, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and Clinical Director, CHP.



Psychologist G4

Job type:

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Job classification:

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Contact:

Professor Jeannette Milgrom - (03) 9496 4009
Barbara Frazer - (03) 9496 4009

Psychologist G4