Closes: 14 May 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 (up to $106,044 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 37687 - 01VBB
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 April 2021
Contact Officer: Lainie Hart on Lainie.Hart@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1269
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 Work Area and Position
A rich and exciting clinical and professional opportunity
- Clinical Neuropsychologists can make a significant and valued difference to the recovery and quality of life of a person with a lived experience of mental illness.
- An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Neuropsychologist to join the MHS Neuropsychology team within Mental Health Justice Health Alcohol and Drug Services of Canberra Health Services (CHS).
- You will be working alongside a team of other Clinical Neuropsychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Registrar(s) who offer neuropsychological assessments and individual and group neuropsychological interventions. You will also be offering these services into interprofessional teams, in which you will be an integral part.
- These services are provided into a number of settings across the lifespan, including inpatient/hospital, community, child & adolescent, older persons, and services such as the Adult Mental Health Day Service, Secure Mental Health Inpatient Services, Alcohol and Drug Services and the MHS-Intellectual Disability Team.
- We offer flexible working arrangements and are a family friendly organisation. Part-time options are available.
- CHS employs Clinical Neuropsychologists across three Divisions, creating a strong professional community.
- There is a potential rotational opportunity into other Divisions of Canberra Health Services (such as Rehabilitation, Aged, and Community Services).
- We offer Professional Development support, Peer Review and clinical supervision to Interns, Post-graduate Students, Registrars and Staff.
- This position is eligible for a Psychology Group Attraction and Retention Incentive
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
- Ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy.
- High-level interpersonal, communication and team building skills appropriate to work in a multidisciplinary clinical environment.
- Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for mental health consumers.
- Masters/Doctoral degree in Clinical Neuropsychology
- General registration with Psychology Board of Australia under Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification paid work experience. Please note however, that applicants with greater than 12 months of work experience are also encouraged to apply.
- Area of Practice Endorsement in Neuropsychology and eligibility to supervise higher degree students. Please note that applicants with an AOPE but who are not yet a Board approved supervisor, are still encouraged to apply.
- Previous work experience in a mental health setting.
- Current Driver’s licence.
- The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work, with access to flex time and remuneration according to the enterprise bargaining agreement.
- Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
- Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
- Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
- Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
Notes: This is a temporary part-time position available at (32) hours per week for 12 months with the possibility of extension. The above full-time salary will be pro-rata. This position is eligible for a Psychology Group Attraction and Retention Incentive: $9,988-$14,050. The ARIn will be reviewed every 12 months where the ARIn will be terminated or adjusted under the terms of the ARIn policy. To continue payment, the ARIn must continue to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the ARIn framework. The maximum combined salary and ARIn amount for this position is $115,423
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This is a temporary part-time position available at (32) hours per week for 12 months with the possibility of extension. The above full-time salary will be pro-rata.
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services