Regional Clinical Coordinator - FASD Services

Job posted: 26/07/2022
Applications close: 23/08/2022 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 54637

Reference: 54637

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Be part of the expanding team and contribute in this important role as part of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder service.

  • Play a key role supporting a multi-disciplinary team environment delivering FASD Assessments for children and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

  • Fixed term part time role until July 2025

  • Working 0.2 EFT

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful.

Our Journey:

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 delivers education, information, and resources to communities at high risk of FASD, and provides clinical training in FASD diagnosis for paediatricians, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and social workers.

This new role reflects the expansion of the current service provided to children in regional Victoria.

A Day in the Life:

Based at Monash Children’s Hospital and making at least 6 visits to our regional locations a year, this is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced Senior Psychologist to provide leadership to the VicFAS Regional team, 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 role will include coordinating the activities of the multi-disciplinary team in preparing for and providing 3 x 3 day regional assessments clinics/year, supervising and managing 3 Regional Navigators, and facilitating secondary consultation activities as required. 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 contribute to direct assessment.

The VicFAS Regional Clinical Coordinator ensures the delivery of the clinical process for all patients, with a focus on ensuring excellent communication with families, children and other professionals, clearly written assessment reports, providing feedback to families and caregivers, contributing to teaching and training within the team, and participating in the professional development team meetings. Training in relation to FASD diagnosis would be supported/expected.

The position will liaise with internal and external referrers and stakeholders, to facilitate advice, referrals and feedback at a unit and organisational level. They will represent the service in internal and external meetings as requested by Head of Service

What You Bring:

To be successful in this role you have significant skills and experience in a paediatrics field, preferably with children who show complex neurological, developmental, and behavioural symptoms and experience working with families with complex social issues that includes the involvement of child protection. Prior experience of working with children with developmental disabilities is required. You have a passion to support children in regional locations, and are keen to take on a leadership role as part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that is building this innovative service

On a Personal Level, you are:

  • 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:

  • You need to be an experienced Senior Psychologist

  • Post-graduate qualifications (Masters or Doctoral Degree) in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology or educational and developmental psychology from an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited course.

  • Hold AHPRA PsyBA endorsement in clinical psychology, neuropsychology or educational and developmental psychology.

  • Current AHPRA PsyBA approved supervisor status

  • Demonstrated experience as indicated in position description

  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle

  • Australian working rights

In Return:

You’ll be part of a strong, passionate and communicative multidisciplinary team where you can utilise your skills and experience to enhance and support this vital service as we advocate for our patients and their families and continue to pursue the expansion of this service in Victoria.

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, we welcome you to call Camilla Hayn on 03 8572 3917.

Monash Health is a great place to work.

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay

  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program

  • free flu vaccinations

  • private health insurance at discounted rates

  • health imaging services

  • + more

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing more than 20,000 people who work across 40 locations delivering healthcare services through our five hospitals and our extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

We recognise 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 and ICare values.

How to Apply

We’re only able to accept applications submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System. For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents

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.

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 at 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.

To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Regional Clinical Coordinator - FASD Services

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Camilla Hayn - 03 8572 3917

Regional Clinical Coordinator - FASD Services