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Clinical Psychologist

PsychXchange - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Number : 32652
Type and Location : Health / Melbourne
Listed By : Melbourne Health on 15 Feb 2021

Clinical Psychologist

Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program in Sunshine

  • An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic self-motivated qualified Clinical Psychologist to join the Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program.
  • Position covers acute and community settings.
  • Join a collaborative multi-disciplinary team
  • Supportive culture within the program
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 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 area 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 mental health services to older people aged 65 and over.
  • 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 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.
  • Being part of the psychology network within Aged Person mental health offers access to
Your success in this role will be in our ability to
  • Triaging and assessing new referrals requesting Clinical Psychology input for current consumers within the local APMHP community and acute settings.
  • 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 in a mixture of settings – acute inpatient, outreach and outpatient.
  • Development and delivery of recovery focused care along with other evidenced based interventions specifically and individually targeted to the consumers identified needs.
Your Contribution
  • A clinician with at least two years’ post graduate 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 based 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.
  • You collaborate and 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 RMH is 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. We look forward to hearing from you.

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. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are highly encouraged to apply”

Contact Details Kate Shakespeare on 92887145 or Sarah Buckle on 0413453427

PsychXchange

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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