Psychologist HP3

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Work type: Permanent
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Allied Health

About the role

Mater Health has an exciting and rewarding opportunity for an experienced, passionate and motivated Psychologist to join the team on a permanent part-time basis (35 hours per week, with the possibility of some additional hours).

The purpose of the role is to deliver quality psychological clinical services across several clinical health areas but predominantly in gastroenterology, neurology, and not limited to cancer and orthopaedics. The role also involves contributing to service development, quality activities, education and research within their clinical caseloads and the Psychology team.

Salary range: $33.32 - $48.85 (HP3) per hour plus superannuation

What you'll be doing

Roles and responsibilities (but are not limited to):

  • Clinical Practice and Scope –
    • Independently undertake routine psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment, case management and referral with a degree of autonomy in accordance with established clinical protocols, professional and ethical standards to ensure patient focused outcomes
    • In accordance with experience, apply increasingly independent clinical judgement to more complex clinical decision making under the guidance of a more experienced clinician.
    • Caseload management including maintenance of accurate patient records and documentation using high level time management and prioritisation skills across clinical and non-clinical responsibilities.
    • Actively participate in professional and multidisciplinary teams liaising with patients, their families/carers, and external agencies to provide client centred care.
  • Quality improvement & Research
    • Identify and participate in service monitoring and service improvement activities to continually improve clinical services and patient outcomes.
    • Contribute to the development of clinical practices, procedures and protocols within professional and multidisciplinary teams
  • Clinical Education –
    • Actively participate in professional development activities to further develop clinical practice, knowledge and expertise.
    • Contribute to the learning and development of the team through information sharing and clinical supervision
    • Provide clinical education and supervision for postgraduate psychology students and less experienced staff as appropriate with the support of senior clinical staff where required.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • General Psychology Registration via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Eligibility for accreditation as a Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to provide a high level of skilled clinical assessment and interventions consistent with Psychology Board of Australia Area of Practice Endorsement competencies in Clinical Psychology
  • Proven experience and ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, establish priorities, exercise initiative and deliver outputs within agreed timeframes
  • Participate in own supervision and provide appropriate clinical practice supervision and professional development for less experienced HP3 and post-graduate provisional psychologists and other health professionals
  • Demonstrated commitment to work, health and safety and positive patient experience 


  • Psychology Board of Australia Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology or Health Psychology
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to professional development and quality improvement and /or research in psychology
  • Relevant hospital experience, and knowledge and interest in the area of gastroenterology, neuroscience, cancer, and pain management are highly desirable

Coupled with your clinical skills, the successful applicant will be an excellent communicator with strong customer service and interpersonal skills, and possess excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.

Why join us?

In return for your skills, effort and enthusiastic commitment you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted. In addition to a current CV, please provide a cover letter (1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would make you a suitable candidate for the roles and responsibilities listed.    

Closing date for applications is Friday 4 December 2020

For further information, please contact Amy Chiu, Team Leader Psychology on 07 3163 8031.

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