- Job no: 63444
- Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Psychology
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 Part Time Position
- FTE 0.4
- Classification: Psychologist Grade 2 to 3
Senior Clinical Psychologist: Alfred Health MS and Neuroimmunology (MSNI) Services
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 7 additional consultants, four senior fellows, and 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.
The MSNI Psychologist role provides an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of clinicians and allied health staff focused on delivering excellent care to people with MS and Neuroimmunological disorders at Alfred Health, Department of Neurology. The Clinical Psychologist will work closely with MSNI neurologists, senior nurses, physiotherapists, and visiting OTs and social workers. The work is varied and exciting, with many multi-disciplinary touchpoints. The post holder will consult during the MSNI Clinics on a Tuesday morning and afternoon (Caulfield hospital) and Wednesday afternoon (Alfred hospital). The main reason for referral would be to discuss adjustment to diagnosis, management of mental health disorders and health and well-being coaching. This position will allow for the development of specialist skills in these neurological fields. The Department of Psychology, Alfred Health, will support the psychologist’s professional development and peer support. This is a salaried 0.4 FTE position. Supplemental income to support the unit may be billed using MBS billings, but this is not essential. The psychologist may be required to sign an Alfred Health private practice agreement with a 100% donation model. The position is for 15.2 hours per week (3 clinical and one admin session), with some opportunity for flexibility with the timetable.
- Registered Psychologist 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
- Strong communication, organisational skills and appreciation of multidisciplinary teamwork
- Clinical Knowledge regarding Neuroscience, Multiple Sclerosis, Health psychology is desirable
- Salary Packaging
- Discount Health Insurance
- Car Parking (subject to availability)
- Onsite Gym
- Child care services
Enquiries: Anneke Van der Walt, Head of MSNI, email: A.Vanderwalt@alfred.org.au
Applications close: 11pm Tuesday, 21 March 2023
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.
All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This is in accordance with the Vaccination of Health Care Workers (COVID-19) Directions - Health Services. All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against influenza. This is in accordance with the Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers (Influenza Vaccine) Directions - Health Services Establishments for influenza.