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January

Paediatric Psychologist - Grade 3

Mercy Health - Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE ROLE:

Neurodevelopmental assessment of children born extremely preterm or at risk of neurodevelopmental impairment at Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg.

  • Looking for a Permanent Part-time position of 0.6EFT; 45.6 hours per fortnight (Mon/Tues/Thurs) and a casual position
  • Provide neuropsychological and developmental assessment to children aged between 18 months and 18 years of age who are either part of the hospital’s routine follow-up program for extremely premature and low birth weight infants, or who are enrolled in longitudinal research studies.
  • Provide comprehensive written reports to parents and health professionals of every child seen.
  • Liaise with the medical staff regarding allied health interventions.
  • Work within a team including neonatologists and developmental paediatricians.

ABOUT YOU:

  • Psychologist with current AHPRA registration. AHPRA endorsement preferred, or working towards, in developmental psychology or clinical neuropsychology
  • Skill in administering commonly used neuropsychological assessments(e.g. BSID, WPPSI, WISC , NESPY)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, specifically ability to communicate well with children and their parents
  • Basic computer skills for communication via email and appointment scheduling

ABOUT US:

Mercy Hospital for Women is a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, women's health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.

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.

WHAT WE OFFER:

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and have a zero tolerance of any form of child abuse.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

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.

Heidelberg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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