Senior Neuropsychologist

Job posted: 24/08/2023
Applications close: 24/09/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 20604

Reference: 20604

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various

Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist P3


  • Part time, locum Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist position, 1 day per week (7.6 hours per week, 0.2 FTE), available immediately until end of July 2024
  • Service-wide contribution to the multidisciplinary treatment of mental health consumers
  • Currently based at a Mercy Mental Health (MMH) community service in centrally located and vibrant Footscray, with occasional travel to other sites (acute, residential, perinatal and community)
  • Provision of comprehensive, evidence-based neuropsychological assessments, high-quality formal reports, recommendations and psychoeducation to support mental health consumers, families and clinicians to implement effective cognitive, behavioural and psychosocial interventions that optimise functioning and quality of life;
  • Provision of expert neuropsychological advice via primary and secondary consultations regarding issues such as complex diagnoses, management planning, decision-making capacity, and behaviour support planning
  • Opportunity to contribute to multidisciplinary workforce education and involvement in service development, as well as potential neuropsychology registrar supervision
  • Working as part of a small Neuropsychology team, under the leadership of the MMH Psychology Lead, and within a supportive larger multidisciplinary team environment, in a service with exciting growth opportunities
  • Position is suitable for a Grade 3 Neuropsychologist with ability to supervise registrars, or a Grade 2 Neuropsychologist ready to progress to Grade 3 and working towards supervision qualification.


  • AHPRA Registration as a Psychologist with Area of Practice Endorsement in Neuropsychology
  • Relevant post-graduate Masters or Doctoral qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor status or working towards the same
  • Training and expertise in neuropsychological assessment
  • Interest in behavioural management and rehabilitation in the context of multidisciplinary client care
  • Clinical competence in mental status examination and risk assessment
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively across a larger system
  • Demonstrated time management and organisational skills, with ability to prioritise workload and coordinate clinical care
  • Experience in providing neuropsychology services for complex mental health presentations and needs


Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible, as the ad may be closed early if a suitable candidate is found.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details

 Dr Aiyesha Melnicenko, MMH Senior Psychologist/Psychology Lead

  • Email: AMelnicenko@mercy.com.au 
  • Phone: 0403 917 099 

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Senior Neuropsychologist

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Dr Aiyesha Ilonka Isolde Melnicenko - 0403917099
Robyn Garlick - 99287444

Senior Neuropsychologist