Canberra Health Services
Acute Allied Health Services
Health Professional Level 2
Salary Range: $66,988 - $91,962* (PN: 12872)
Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
· The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical services.
· University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
· Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
· Six community health centres: providing a range of health services to people of all ages.
· A range of community-based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the work area and position:
The Canberra Health Services Division of Allied Health Services provides a range of allied health services. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Neuropsychologist to join the friendly and supportive Acute Support Psychology team in the Division of Medicine. Our team consists of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology positions. We work closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues and have a pivotal role in promoting client centred outcomes across the inpatient and outpatient settings.
The successful applicant will provide high quality neuropsychological services for inpatient and outpatients of The Canberra Hospital. Services include assessment, feedback, provision of reports, cognitive remediation, service improvements, and education of clients and staff, as required. The caseload consists of:
· Inpatients and outpatients (through the Neurosurgery Team)
· Cognitive rehabilitation (e.g. for adult clients with stroke, traumatic brain injury)
· Opportunities to engage in research projects
S Supervision is available for the PBA registrar program. Supervision is provided by a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist who is a Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) approved supervisor for Clinical Neuropsychology Area of Practice Endorsement and a secondary supervisor.
CHS is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. The Neuropsychology team has a partnership for training with Macquarie University.
The overall functions of the Neuropsychologist are to:
· Promote positive client outcomes through the provision of high quality clinical neuropsychology assessment, treatment and consultation services, in addition to networking, health promotion activities and education across designated areas (principally neurosurgery ward) as part of a multidisciplinary team.
· Provide individual service delivery including high standard neuropsychological assessment and effective interventions for consumers with known or suspected brain dysfunction.
· Maintain accurate, contemporaneous and timely professional records under general professional guidance.
· Complete a range of statistical, administrative and evaluation activities related to service provision.
· Comply with the code of ethics and legal requirements of the psychology profession.
· May perform novel, complex, critical or difficult tasks with professional supervision.
· Demonstrate commitment to supervised practice and to ongoing professional development.
· Participate in the supervision and training of other staff, as directed.
· Postgraduate Psychology qualification - Masters/Doctoral degree in Neuropsychology
· Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
· To be enrolled in or eligible to enrol in the Neuropsychology registrar program for Area of Practice Endorsement in Neuropsychology with the Psychology Board of Australia.
· Previous experience working with a multidisciplinary team in the acute care setting.
· Previous experience working in Neuropsychology or a related field
· To have completed the Neuropsychology registrar program for Area of Practice Endorsement in Neuropsychology with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
· Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
· Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing requirements for allied health professionals.
· Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy (OMU).
Note: * An attractive remuneration package will be available to the selected candidate in accordance with the ACT Public Service Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement, comprising salary and a Psychology Group Attraction and Retention Incentive (ARIn) in the range of $3,986-$7,975, exclusive of superannuation.
For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au ref 01SXJ
Applications Close: 02 December 2020