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Clinical Neuropsychologist


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Job Description:

Position Title: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Employment Type: Maximum Term Part Time till April 2022
Hours per week: 32
Position Grade: Psychologist Year 1 to 5
Salary: 97,543.00 - 119,623.00
Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations' Professional & Associated Staff Agreement 2009
Department Name: Older People’s Mental Health Service

Position Summary:

The Older People’s Mental Health Service is a specialist service established for the assessment and treatment of older people with mental health presentations. The prevalence of cognitive impairment is elevated in this population due to the increased incidence of dementia, delirium, and the impact of chronic mental health conditions across the lifespan.

The Clinical Neuropsychologist will primarily assess and interpret neuropsychological test measures, demonstrating expertise in using best-practice evidence-based assessment protocols in order to answer complex clinical questions around underlying neuropathological processes and navigate issues of decision-making capacity. A key part of the role will involve communicating results of testing in a collaborative manner with service consumers, multidisciplinary team members and external stakeholders including NCAT and NDIS in order to provide comprehensive mental health assessment and management. The clinician will be involved in recommending and facilitating treatment and management plans and advocating for appropriate services to meet the cognitive needs of consumers. The clinician will also work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to fulfil intake duties, conduct initial mental health assessments in a diverse population of older adults with complex mental health and social challenges, and support colleagues in meeting consumers’ treatment needs throughout their treatment journey.

In addition to these core clinical duties, the Clinical Neuropsychologist will be involved in supporting OPMH clinical research programs to investigate the efficacy of neuropsychological interventions, and providing research support to peers and team members in other research undertakings. The employee will also contribute to the development of training programs to educate peers and other health care workers around cognitive aspects of older people’s mental health, and provide supervision to students and peers. The clinician will provide ongoing consultation and liaison to internal and external stakeholders around service development and provision of neuropsychological services for eligible older people.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

What we offer:
• Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
• Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
• Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
• Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
• Employee Assistance Program
• Work/Life balance

Application Instructions:
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.
When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.

  • Recognised post-graduate qualifications in Clinical Neuropsychology, full psychologist registration with AHPRA and specialist endorsement in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology.

  • Knowledge and experience in conducting neuropsychological assessments and report writing, demonstrated by competence, initiative, innovation, responsibility and professional recognition.

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in assessing decision-making capacity.

  • Commitment to liaising and supporting consumers and facilitating consumer involvement in the development of their own treatment/management plans within a recovery framework.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a member of a multidisciplinary team and independently.

  • Current unrestricted NSW Drivers License

An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application. Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Applications close on 15 April 2021

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Review the following documents:

JR116566_PD OPMH Clinical Neuropsychologist 2021.pdf

JR116566_JDC OPMHS Clin Psych (2).pdf

JR116566_How to upload and address the selection criteria.pdf

Contact Details:

Zoe Falster, Zoe.Falster@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact:

Closing Date:

15 April 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For further information, visit https://www.svha.org.au/about-us/reconciliation or get in contact at indigenouscareers@svha.org.au

View Reconciliation Action Plan

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