About the role
The Department of Mater in Mind Perinatal Outpatient Psychology is seeking an exceptional Psychologist to join their team for a part time (opportunity to work full time up until September 2023), 12-month opportunity.
Salary range: $34.33 - $51.88 (Health Practitioner Level 3) per hour plus superannuation + salary packaging access up to $15,900
What you’ll be doing
As a member of the Psychology team, you will provide patient centred, evidence based clinical care to perinatal patients.
The outpatient Perinatal Mental Health Services includes the Mater Perinatal Psychology Team, Families in Mind, the Together in Mind group program and an outpatient Consultant Psychiatrist Clinic. These combined services support mothers and families during the perinatal and postnatal period and referral reasons may include antenatal/postnatal anxiety, birth trauma, adjustment to parenting, emotional distress and low mood during the perinatal period
Your role will also involve but not limited to:
• Independently undertake routine clinical practice within established clinical protocols to achieve patient focussed outcomes
• Apply increasing clinical judgement to more complex cases under clinical practice supervision
• Provide delegation, supervision, training and support to less experienced health practitioners, allied health assistants, students, support staff and volunteers in the delivery of clinical services
• Contribute to the development of clinical practices, procedures and protocols within professional and multidisciplinary teams
• Identify, develop and participate in quality and service improvement activities to continually improve clinical services and patient outcomes
• Actively participate in translating research into practice
• Actively participate in professional and multidisciplinary teams, and liaise with patients, their families/carers and external agencies to facilitate patient centred care
The successful candidate will have:
General registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) / Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a current annual practising certificate
Highly Desirable Qualifications
• Postgraduate qualifications in Clinical or Educational & Developmental Psychology.
• Working towards or attained PsyBA approved supervisor.
• Working towards or attained PsyBA area of practice endorsement in Clinical or Educational & Developmental Psychology
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
• Experience in provision of Psychology services, ideally in a health setting and perinatal mental health.
• Demonstrated clinical practice and application of clinical judgement in the provision of high quality, evidence based, patient centred care
• Effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to work co-operatively with profession and multi-disciplinary teams, patients and carers to achieve optimal outcomes
• Demonstrated ability or ability to rapidly acquire skills to identify, develop and participate in quality and service improvement activities that improve clinical services and patient outcomes
Why join us?
Joining a 10,000+ strong workforce, you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education, Research and Foundation and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers, and community. You will be a part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.
- Increase take-home pay via Salary Packaging
- Access to package meal and entertainment expenses
- Access to leading education through Mater Education
- Flexible working arrangements & work from home options for suitable roles
- Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care team
- Discounts at local and national businesses on dining, retail, travel, and accommodation
- Access to on-site, discounted parking
- Discounted food and beverages at various campus cafés and coffee venues
Closing date for applications is Thursday 8 June 2023.
For any questions about the role please contact Constanze Schulz, Senior Psychologist – Mater in Mind, (07) 3163 1357
To view the Role Description please click this link Perinatal Psychology HP3 PD.pdf