Health Professional - Psychologist - Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Permanent Full Time Position
Salary Range: $78, 216 - $98, 606
About the role
Within the framework of the mission, vision, values, philosophy and policies of Sisters of the Little Company of Mary (LCM), the Psychologist is responsible for providing psychological services for inpatients of the adult mental health unit and to consult with the allied health team as appropriate for patients in other area f the hospital. Patients present with a variety of psychological, emotional, social and medical challenges.
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services including emergency, intensive care, mental health, surgical, medical and maternity patients. The hospital provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services including emergency, intensive care, mental health, surgical, medical and maternity patients. We offer inpatient mental health services for adults and older persons presenting with acute mental health issues and provide assessment and treatment for a range of mental health issues on a short term basis. Ongoing longer term recovery and support are provided by Community Mental Health services and other support organisations.
The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting skilled clinical assessments and delivering individual and group based psychological interventions, accessing professional development and clinical supervision, participating in quality activities and contributing to multidisciplinary team processes.
What you bring
- Be registered as a Psychologist with the Allied Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Current clinical knowledge of psychological services to individuals and groups in inpatient settings, particularly inpatient mental health
- Experience in the field of mental health including clinical assessments, psycho education and structured psychological therapy interventions (both individual and groups based) for complex mental health conditions
- A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation
This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a small, dedicated team of professionals dedicated to providing compassionat care in a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality. Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/
Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas. Calvary employs over 11,000 people and has over 1,500 volunteers.
Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need. We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.
How to join the team
To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.
Please note: attached to the job advertisement on the Calvary Careers portal are important documents relating to the role. Please ensure you view these documents before beginning your application. It is suggested that you download a copy of these for your reference.
Applicants are expected to respond in writing with a cover letter outlining the following:
· A cover letter (max 1 page) stating your suitability (using the position description as a guide) for the role; a response to selection criteria is NOT required and will not be considered as part of your application
· Current Resume
· Contact details of 2 professional referees
Closing date for applications: 11:45 pm Sunday 15th March 2020
Applications must be submitted online via: http://www.calvary-act.com.au/career-vacancies.html
Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labor market testing.
As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment to ensure your suitability for the role.
Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.
Contact officer for further information:
Director Social Work and Psychology
(02) 6201 6314