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Health Professional Level 4- Neuropsychologist Clinical Lead

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Health Professional Level 4- Neuropsychologist Clinical Lead (Job Number: 01V6I)


Job Title: Neuropsychology Clinical Lead
Classification: Health Professional Officer level 4
Position Number: 21852
Annual Salary: $110,397 - $118,832
Branch: Acute Allied health Services
Section: Psychology
Vacancy Type: Full-time Temporaray
Duration: Four months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.
Closing Date: 22 April 2021
Contact Officer: Elissa Jacobs (02)5124 2045 elissa.jacobs@act.gov.au

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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

The Canberra Health Services Division of Allied Health Services provides a range 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.

Overview of the work area and position

An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Neuropsychologist to join the friendly and supportive Psychology team in the Division of Allied Health. 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 clinical neuropsychology assessment and intervention as part of the Allied Health team providing services to a range of services from acute ward settings to specialised outpatient services such as Neurology and Neurosurgery. The overall functions of the Neuropsychologist will be:

  • Promote positive client outcomes through the provision of high quality clinical services, networking, health promotion activities and education in/across designated areas or units as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Perform a consultative role when expert matter advice is required relating to Neuropsychology area of practice.
  • May perform novel, complex, critical or difficult tasks within scope of practice at a high level of expertise
  • Participate in the supervision and training of other staff, as directed.
  • This position will report to the Psychology Manager, Acute Allied Health Services .
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
Eligibility/Other Requirements

  • Postgraduate Psychology qualification - Masters/Doctoral degree in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • General Psychology registration with the Psychology Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Area of Practice Endorsement in Neuropsychology.
  • Eligibility for (or willingness to work towards) gaining approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor for Higher Degree students, and Principal Supervisor for Registrar Program in Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Previous experience working with a multidisciplinary team in an acute care setting
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering with Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

This is a temporary position available for a period of four months with the possibility of extension.
This is a part-time permanent position available at 29.24 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata. This position is eligible for a Psychology Group Attraction and Retention Incentive of $1,023. The ARIn will be reviewed every 12 months where the ARIn will be terminated or adjusted under the terms of the ARIn policy. To continue payment, the ARIn must continue to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the ARIn framework. The combined salary and ARIn amount for this position is $119,855.


  • Provide high level skilled clinical neuropsychological assessments and interventions to Canberra Health Service clients including liaising with carers and other service providers to facilitate effective service provision, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures, professional practice and ethical standards.
  • Demonstrate leadership and exercise independent professional judgement and innovative problem-solving skills to manage complex cases where principles, procedures and techniques require expansion, adaptation or modification.
  • Provide leadership and clinical oversight of the Clinical Neuropsychology team, facilitate stakeholder in-services and meetings, and oversee the completion and evaluation of clinical and administrative data collection to a high standard.
  • Liaise with the patient, carers, multi-disciplinary team members and key internal and external stakeholders to enhance and establish effective and collaborative partnerships to ensure positive client outcomes.
  • Provide leadership in the ongoing development of the service, including quality improvement, policy development, evaluation and review and contribute to research to support evidence based practice.
  • Actively participate in supervision, provide clinical supervision and specialist training to staff and students as required, promote professional development and participate in performance management for self and others.
  • Responsibility to ensure staff compliance with local and territory plans, legislation, and CHS policy, effective access and discharge procedures, incident and complaints management, and operation and strategic planning.
  • Undertake other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of safe, high-quality person and family centred care.
Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Proven ability to provide a high level of skilled Clinical Neuropsychology assessment and interventions, consistent with Psychology Board of Australia Area of Practice Endorsement competencies in Neuropsychology, across paediatric and adult inpatient and outpatient caseloads.
2. Demonstrated critical self-reflection and active participation in clinical supervision and the provision of training and clinical supervision of staff, Clinical Neuropsychology registrars and higher degree students in accordance with Psychology Board of Australia requirements.
3. Advanced level of communication skills demonstrated through the ability to establish and maintain high level effective working relationships with internal and external service providers and the ability to coordinate and manage a team of staff.
4. Demonstrated ability to lead and undertake innovative quality improvement activities through policy review, quality improvement processes and research to develop evidence based practice.
5. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply. For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist please contact the Contact Officer above.

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 110,397.00 - 118,832.00
Contact Email: Elissa.Jacobs@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 22/Apr/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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