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Job Number : 34292
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne, VIC - Other
Listed By : Royal Women's Hospital on 21 Jul 2021
Senior Clinical Psychologist

Senior Clinical Psychologist, Gr4 or Gr5 (depending on experience)

Part-Time, Fixed Term, December 2021

22.8 hours per week

Position Summary

  • An opportunity to lead of an innovative team of psychologists passionate about improving clinical outcomes
  • Outstanding opportunity to develop and lead access for patients of The Women’s Hospital to psychological treatments
  • Foster learning and passion for delivering value based psychological treatments in our next generation of psychologists

Are you interested in a development opportunity? This short term role is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Grade 3 clinical psychologist or grade 4 clinical psychologist to lead a small and dedicated team of psychologists in at The Women's Hospital. 


Become part of an innovative Social Model of Women's Health management team, passionate about improving clinical outcomes and experience.

Take advantage of the chance to build a new system of care, and lead the Psychology Profession’s unique contribution to patient care.

Foster learning and passion for driving contemporary Mental Health practice.

About The Women's Hospital

The Women’s believes that health equity for all women is more than a vision; it is the essence of who we are and what we do encompassing our values, role and purpose.

Our staff live our values; In everything we do, we value courage, passion, discovery and respect

The Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

About Women’s Mental Health Service located within the Social Model for Women's Health

Women’s Mental Health is a key component of any woman’s Health and Wellbeing. Our Mental Health Service is a  Consultation Liaison Service that supports women who present to our hospital for clinical care relating to maternity, gynaecological /obstetrician /oncology services .

Women’s Mental Health Service is located within an innovative and new division within the Women’s Hospital. The Social Model of Health Division at the Women’s has responsibility for ensuring the hospital’s clinical and social support services are coordinated, aligned and leveraged to provide wrap around care for the women who need it most.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to lead Psychology, both the staff and the contribute to the development of the new and innovative system of care so that Women who present to the Women’s Hospital experience improved clinical outcomes and excellence in service.

You will be able to:

  • Draw upon your considerable as a leader in Psychology in a tertiary Hospital
  • Work together with the other members of the mental health team to ensure that services are provided to meet women’s mental health needs in a timely fashion.
  • Provide capacity building to other non -mental health streams within the Social Model of Women’s Health

About You

You are a Senior Psychologist who holds a Masters or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has considerable experience preferably working within a Consultation Liaison Team or Mental Health Service and demonstrated experience working in Perinatal and infant psychology.

You are able to demonstrate a sound understanding of mental health clinical assessment and practice. You also possess proven leadership qualities, have a passion for mental health and specifically the value of a consultation liaison psychiatry service to patients, in a tertiary hospital. In addition to this you also could bring the following to the role:

  • Commitment to quality clinical care and sound clinical skills
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to show initiative
  • Experience developing new processes and procedures that will be necessary in designing a new systems of care

What You Need:

  • General registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, through AHPRA, with endorsement in clinical psychology
  • Board approved Supervisor status with AHPRA

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit:

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters. 

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Professional Development will be offered to support you if leading a team is new to you, along with all the clinical professional development activities. Every week, there is a professional development activity within the Women's Mental Health team of psychologists and psychiatrists, whether it be a case presentation, journal club or interest topic.

Ready to make the move?

This is a great opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and dynamic clinical environment. Does this sound of interest? Have any questions? Please contact Melissa Casey for a confidential conversation 0458 730 116.

For more information about the position, please visit the Women's career page:

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call our HR Enquiries line on: 03 8345 2080, or email

Contact Details
Melissa Casey - Consultant - Women's Mental Health Service

(03) 8345 2077

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