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Senior Neuropsychologist - Thomas Embling Hospital

Forensicare
  • Full time or Part time ongoing - flexible working hours available!
  • Based in Melbourne
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking

Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist (Grade 3) - Inpatient forensic mental health

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Forensicare is situated across five sites across Victoria with its largest site being Thomas Embling Hospital, located in Fairfield just 15 minutes north of the Melbourne CBD.

Thomas Embling Hospital is a 136-bed secure hospital providing acute care, rehabilitation and continuing care for both male and female consumers.

About the role:

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join our growing, supportive and friendly psychology team! As a Senior clinical neuropsychologist, you will be responsible for providing specialised assessment, diagnosis, and recommendations for management of an adult forensics mental health population suffering brain impairment resulting from a variety of conditions. The Senior clinical neuropsychologist provides a high level of clinical neuropsychology expertise and works closely with multidisciplinary teams across different units at the hospital to assist in the assessment, design and evaluation of specific treatment and management plans for referred patients. The role also provides consultation on the development, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic rehabilitation programs as well as consultancy and advice to other agencies and key stakeholders as required. Supervision of students from approved postgraduate University psychology programs and training of staff groups are also key components of the role.

Duties:

  • Participates at various stages in the consumer pathway of care which may include initial assessment, treatment planning, risk assessment and discharge planning.
  • Conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessment of the cognitive, behavioural, and emotional status of preferred consumers
  • Has the ability to make appropriate recommendations for the care and management of referred patients including interventions designed at cognitive and behavioural rehabilitation
  • Has a consultative and coordinating role regarding the ongoing development of relevant cognitive therapeutic programs across the hospital including contribution to program content delivery and its evaluation
  • Provides knowledge dissemination related to neuropsychology for hospital staff, consumers, and other relevant stakeholders

Skills and experience:

  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Australian health practitioner regulation agency (AHPRA)
  • Masters or doctor or qualification in clinical neuropsychology from and APS accredited course or equivalent
  • AHPRA approved area of practice in clinical neuropsychologist
  • Eligibility for membership of the College of neuropsychologists, Australian psychological Society
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of clinical neuropsychology including neuropsychological assessment, neurology, neuro pathology and neurobiology and interventions in acquired brain injury, mental health and alcohol and substance use disorders
  • AHPRA Board approved supervisor or eligibility to become Board approved supervisor

Benefits:

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions.
  • Excellent leave entitlements.
  • Support with ongoing training and professional development.
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

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