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Psychologist Grade 3

Job posted: 02/07/2021
Applications close: 05/08/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 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: 38116

Reference: 38116

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.


An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Clinical Psychologist to join our Health Independence Program (HIP) in a fixed term part-time Grade 3 role (11 months) to cover maternity leave. Job share considered.   


The Senior Clinical Psychologist position will provide psychological services to clients referred to the Chronic Pain Service and to complex clients referred to Psychology with chronic health conditions referred from other HIP programs.


The Chronic Pain Service is responsible for providing an expert assessment and treatment service for HIP eligible clients with persistent pain issues to support living at home. A range of services are provided in the outpatient setting including self-management programs, allied health assessments, hydrotherapy and individual medical, nursing, psychiatry, physiotherapy and psychology consults.


The Psychology Service is responsible for providing a limited, short-term psychology service for clients already engaged with other HIP Programs or services to support living at home. Direct psychology services are provided for complex clients who are experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties co-occurring with physical health issues, such as chronic illness or injury. Secondary consultation and support services are available for HIP staff working with clients who are experiencing psychological difficulties that may be negatively impacting engagement with services or treatment.


By demonstrating excellence in clinical care, the Grade 3 Psychologist will facilitate the delivery of a high quality, responsive service which is client-centred and focused on achieving best practice and optimising clients’ health outcomes.


Essential for performance in the Position: 



  • Minimum 5 years’ clinical experience post qualification, including experience in treating complex clients with persistent pain issues and chronic health conditions.

  • Demonstrated clinical skills in psychological assessment, formulation, treatment and record keeping.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing supervision to psychologists and completion of training required by AHPRA for the conduct of supervision (AHPRA endorsed supervisor).

  • Client centered approach to service delivery.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team and contribute to a collaborative approach to client care and service development/delivery.

  • Demonstrated understanding of principles of service responsiveness to consumers and carers.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative, resourceful and adaptive to change.

  • Experience in hospital settings.

  • Well-developed workload and time management skills.


Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.


Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Psychologist Grade 3

Job type:

Not provided

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Contact:

Francis Lagan - (03) 9496 4609
Kon Kamateros - (03) 9496 4374

Psychologist Grade 3