Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 07/04/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 69740

Reference: 69740

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Senior Clinical Psychologist

 Sunshine Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre - Inpatient Units

  • Be involved in establishing a new psychology service within the adult acute inpatient units
  • An exciting opportunity to join a new and innovative service 
  • Support the transition and implementation of the new mental health inpatient units
  • Based at Sunshine Hospital
  • Full time or Part Time ongoing role


Your new team:

The Sunshine Hospital Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre (SHMH&WC) is a new adult acute mental health precinct consisting of 52 new mental health beds (2 x 26 bed units) and Sunshine Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit (SAAPU) which is the existing 29 bed acute mental health unit. The new units are currently under construction and are due to become operational from July 2023. This project is referred to as the Pathway to 144 mental health beds (P144 project) and is part of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (RCVMHS) recommendations.

The Senior Clinical Psychologist will commence at Sunshine Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit (SAAPU) prior to transitioning into the new units when the service becomes operational. The Senior Psychologist will provide leadership and clinical expertise on the unit. The Senior Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for developing and implementing the new psychology service within SAAPU and the new mental health units. The position will work closely with the multidisciplinary team, in particular the allied health clinicians and peer workforce.

Your new role:

  • This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in establishing a new and innovative service in collaboration with the leadership group.
  • Be part of developing and building the team and promoting a positive culture
  • Join a supportive area-wide group of Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • Provide clinical expertise and leadership to ensure high quality care is delivered to consumers admitted to the unit
  • Deliver trans diagnostic psychological interventions in individual and group sessions
  • Engage with and support consumers, their families and their carers with developing and achieving optimal mental health
  • Share your advanced clinical expertise and be a part of a multidisciplinary team to support consumer recovery.

About you:

  • You have previous clinical experience and leadership in delivering mental health interventions, preferably in an acute setting.
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision to other Psychologists and Psychology students
  • Passionate about meeting the mental health and wellbeing recovery needs of mental health consumers and their families and carers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with consumers, families and carers in their mental health recovery planning
  • Strong commitment to own professional development

Benefit of working with us:

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


Please note: recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applications are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check (WWCC). All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are highly encouraged to apply along with individuals who have experience in working with ACCHO and Aboriginal Communities and Families.

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Nadia Petruccelli - 0419 873 296
Gemma MacLellan - 0423536266

Senior Clinical Psychologist