Closes: 09 April 2020
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $93,346 - $98,359 (up to $103,237 on achieving a personal upgrade)* *An attractive remuneration package will be available to the selected candidate in accordance with the ACT Public Service Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement, comprising salary and an Attraction and Retention Incentive (ARIn) exclusive of superannuation. plus superannuation
Position No: 21438 - 01P47
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 25 March 2020
Contact Officer: Elissa Jacobs on
(02) 5124 2045
Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
- The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
- University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
- Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
- Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
- A range of community-based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the work area and position
The Canberra Health Services Division of Allied Health Services provides a range allied health services. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
The Psychology team in Acute Allied Health Services provides evidence-based care to inpatients and outpatients across four divisions of The Canberra Hospital (TCH) and Canberra Health Services. TCH is an acute care teaching hospital of approximately 600 beds, and a tertiary referral centre that provides a broad range of specialist services to the people of the ACT and South East NSW. The team consists of Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist roles.
This Clinical Psychology position will provide services to the Pain Management Unit (PMU), a public tertiary multidisciplinary outpatient service providing services to the population of Canberra and surrounding areas. The multidisciplinary team currently consists of medical (pain physicians, consultant psychiatrist in drug and alcohol, pain fellow), nursing, physiotherapy, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, social work and administration. The core business of the PMU is providing outpatient care for individuals living with chronic pain. The allied health professionals at the PMU play an integral role in the multidisciplinary team facilitating group based assessment and intervention.
The position will report to the Manager of Acute Support Psychology, with day to day operational coordination and service planning through the Director of PMU respectively. Clinical supervision will be negotiated with the Acute Support Psychology Manager.
- Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Clinical Psychology.
- Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia under AHPRA.
- Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.
- Eligibility for (or willingness to work towards) gaining approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor for Higher Degree students, and Principal Supervisor for Registrar Program in Clinical Psychology.
- Current driver’s licence.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
- Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.
- Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
This is a temporary position available for a period of six months. *An attractive remuneration package will be available to the selected candidate in accordance with the ACT Public Service Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement, comprising salary and an Attraction and Retention Incentive (ARIn) exclusive of superannuation.
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This is a temporary position available for a period of six months.
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services