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Consultation Liaison Psychiatry - Senior Clinical Psychologist

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Senior Clinical Psychologist

  • Part time 0.6EFT

  • Inner West Area Mental Health Service located at Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Exciting position embedded within an experienced team

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 Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service, in providing clinical psychiatry direction to the acute medical wards and outpatient clinics of Royal Melbourne Hospital, offers a unique specialist service. The service is supported by eight sessions of consultant psychiatry time per week, full time psychiatry registrar positions and senior RPN5 nursing staff.

  • We are a specialised consultation service located at RMH that provides clinical psychiatry direction to the acute medical wards and outpatient clinics of RMH.

  • There is notable demand from the medical wards in requesting support, consultation advice and treatment recommendations from CL Psychiatry.

  • The CL Psychiatry team work autonomously to undertake comprehensive mental health assessments in the general hospital setting for patients referred to CL Psychiatry, including specialist psychological assessment and provision of formulation of the presenting problem.

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Capacity to work autonomously to support individuals presenting in mental health crisis, where possible including family and carers in treatment outcomes.

  • The Consultation Liaison psychology position requires someone who has strong assessment and formulation skills and can readily communicate your findings to others and work well with others to implement personalised treatment or provide the interventions yourself. 

  • Challenge yourself in a fast paced hospital environment in a range of medical wards alongside experienced nurses and psychiatrists and registrars. 

  • Provide leadership in the orientation and support of psychiatry registrars who rotate through the team, you will be knowledgeable about psychological first aid. 

  • You will be able to maintain the mental health relationship with various specialist teams across the hospital. So you are a confident relationship builder.

  • Be excited about bringing your mental health expertise and problem solving skills to the physical health stage.

Your Contribution

  • Possess formal qualifications and registration as Clinical Psychologist.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mental illness and the assessment of disorders and application of interventions.

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.

IWAMHS is part of NorthWestern Mental Health which boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

Margaret Foulds, Area Senor Psychologist IWAMHS

(m) 0417 326 039 Margaret.Foulds@mh.org.au

Alex Smith, Manager RMH Ambulatory Mental Health Services

(m) 0417 536 251 Alexandra.Smith@mh.org.au

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.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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