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Senior MSNI Psychologist

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 6 days
    Published on 7 Jun 2021
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  • Job no: 34555
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Psychology

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Permanent—Ongoing
  • Part-time—30.4 hours per fortnight
  • Classification code – Psychologist Grade 3
  • Alfred and Caulfield location
  • Staff benefits


The MS and Neuroimmunology Service  at The Alfred was established in late 2017 and has dramatically expanded with a large academic and clinical program at all Alfred campuses.  Led by A/Prof. Anneke van der Walt, the service includes 6 additional consultants, two senior fellows as well as a Basic sciences team. The MSNI Psychologist will be integrated into a multidisciplinary service with dedicated physiotherapy, occupational therapy and case workers from MS Limited and a dietician. MSNI has an established nursing team led by a MS nurse consultant three additional MS research and clinical nurses.  A full-time MSNI administrative officer will provide admin support. The MSNI unit works closely alongside other neurology subspecialties that include neuro ophthalmology, pain and rehabilitation groups.  Multidisciplinary MSNI Outpatient Clinics are provided on Tuesday and Wednesday.  A dedicated Neuroimmunology clinic for patients with non-MS neuroimmunological conditions runs on Thursday afternoons.

The Alfred Psychology Department

The Alfred Psychology Department includes Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. There are over twenty psychologists working within the Psychology department and approximately ten or more provisional psychologists on clinical placement. Psychology Services are part of Allied Health Service within the hospital. The majority of psychologists work within the Mental and Addictions Health Program. The Manager of Psychology reports both to the Director of Mental and Addictions Health and the Director of Allied Health. Within the general hospital clinical psychologists provide services to the Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Burns, Haemophilia, Heart Transplant, HIV and Oncology Services.


The Senior Clinical Psychologist will provide clinical services to patients of the MSNI Service (outpatient clinics at Caulfield hospital and The Alfred hospital) which is part of Alfred Brain. The senior clinical psychologist with work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in providing services to MSNI patients. This will include initial and/or ongoing consultation with patients, liaison and advice regarding community psychology services where needed. The psychologist will be involved in development of brain health strategies for patients focusing on mental health and general well-being. Fostering sound and professional working relationships between staff in the MSNI Service and Alfred Health psychology services will be integral to the role. The senior clinical psychologist will be a senior member of the Alfred Psychology Department and may be involved in department activities and duties including the supervision of other psychology staff and students, professional development activities and research.


    • Registration under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009.
    • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009.
    • Approved Psychology Board of Australia Supervisor
    • Master or doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.


  • Salary packaging
  • Novated leasing
  • Onsite Gym
  • Easy public transport access and discounted staff car parking

If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Anneke Van der Walt on

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Closes in 6 days - 28 Jun 2021
  • Published on 07 Jun 2021, 11:51 PM