Position Details
Reference Number 32617
Position Title Paediatric Neuropsychologist - Grade 2
Employment Type Temporary Part Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

  • Seeking an experienced Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist to work part time in the Children’s Allied Health Service (CAHS) at Sunshine Hospital, with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills and demonstrated willingness to develop and maintain their own knowledge.
  • Temporary, Part Time 30.4 hours fortnight – fixed term until early October 2018
  • Contribute to the delivery of best care to pre-school and school aged children within Western Health’s catchment
  • Support Allied Health service delivery for children with complex developmental and mental health presentations, by providing expert consultation and education to Allied Health Professionals within the Children’s Allied Health Service

An excellent opportunity for a driven and experienced Clinical Neuropsychologist with experience in Paediatric Neuropsychology to join Western Health’s Children’s Allied Health Service at Sunshine hospital.

Duties

  • Demonstrate expertise and skills in conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessment of the cognitive, behavioural and emotional status of referred children  
  • Formulating diagnoses based on assessment results;
  • Advising on the most appropriate interventions or strategies for managing neuropsychological problems identified on assessment;
  • Providing formal reports to the referrer and relevant external parties; 
  • Liaising with other staff, carers, educational providers, community agencies and relevant parties.  
  • Promote an evidence-based practice approach within the Psychology Department and the Children’s Allied Health Service for the Best Care of pre-school and school-aged children
  • Provide expert consultation of the care and management of children with complex psychological presentation with the Children’s Allied Health Service
  • Promote ongoing learning and education for all staff in the Children’s Allied Health Service
  • Ensure safe and high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies

Essential Criteria

  • Hold current general registration as a Psychologist  with AHPRA
  • Hold an Approved Area of Practice Endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • High level of competence in the field of paediatric Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Proven capacity and commitment to work as an effective member of an multi-disciplinary team as well as an independent clinician
  • Possess excellent clinical and organisation skills
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Culture

At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Kirsty Michelle Barnes
Contact Number 0403358602
Closing Date 24/06/2018
Position Description P2 Paed NPsych_CAHS_Sunshine_Jun 2018.docx
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