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Psychologist

MELBOURNE HEALTH - Parkville, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Clinical Psychologist (Grade 2)

  • An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic self-motivated Psychologist to join the Aged persons Mental Health program at Bundoora centre.
  • Join a collaborative multi-disciplinary team
  • Supportive culture within the program
  • Part Time Fixed term, 2 days per week position

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your New Team

  • The Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program (APMHP) provides information, support and specialist mental health services to older people aged 65+years.
  • The APMHP is committed to working with consumers during their recovery by offering holistic and evidence based treatment, which is inclusive of family/carers and provided by clinicians with well-developed skills.
  • The APMHP consists of three acute inpatient units (APMHU), three Aged Psychiatric Assessment & Treatment Teams (APATT), one Intensive Community Treatment (ICT) and a Behaviour and Specialist Intervention Consultation Service (BASICS)
  • The incumbent will be based at Northern APATT and will attend Bundoora APMHU for providing psychology input.
  • We are a caring, cohesive and dynamic multi-disciplinary team that values the specific contributions of clinical psychologists.

Your success in this role will be in your ability to

  • Triaging and assessing new referrals needing psychology input from the APATT and the inpatient unit at Bundoora.
  • Coordinating and planning the needs of consumers on your case load, and regularly liaising with the key clinicians or the treatment teams.
  • Engaging with consumers and their families/carers primarily in an outreach capacity
  • Development and delivery of recovery focused care along with other evidenced based interventions specifically and individually targeted to what the consumers need
  • Informal discussions and support from the senior nurse on the team, APATT manager and colleagues to assist you to do your work.

Your Contribtuion

  • A clinician with at least 2 years of experience you have a passion for caring and making a genuine difference in the lives of public mental health consumers.
  • You are committed to continued learning and broadening of your skills and can demonstrate strong knowledge of evidence interventions appropriate to low prevalence disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorder and substance abuse.
  • You enjoy being part of a dynamic team yet are confident to work autonomously and assume leadership.
  • Collaborative you communicate clearly and effectively and are comfortable managing up and down.

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

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 Psychology team at APMHP are a highly supportive group. Regular discipline specific supervision, professional development and support are available.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are 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.

Interested?

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au and if you have any questions or want to know more we would love you to connect with us.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Parkville, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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