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Psychologist Senior Full-time Job

4 weeks ago   Nursing   Brisbane - West,Ipswich region   2 views
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About the role

This role provides psychology-specific mental health clinical services to consumers with complex mental illnesses who are residing in a community based mental health residential facility. Clinical services include assessment, recommendations, case management, collaborative care planning, therapeutic interventions and promotion of recovery within the multidisciplinary team, with the aim of supporting consumers to learn or re-learn living skills needed to live independently. Deliver high level psychology-specific services and leadership as a member of a multidisciplinary team to achieve better health outcomes for consumers in a residential rehabilitation setting.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

As part of a multidisciplinary team, identification and assessment of complex psychological functioning of consumers of a residential rehabilitation mental health service. Domains of this assessment include cognitive/neuropsychological, emotional, behavioural, personality, psychopathology, and risk. Such assessment involves the advanced application of standardised psychology tools as well as high level clinical judgement to inform all stages of patients' treatment including diagnosis, conceptualisation, formulation, intervention, and risk management.

High level skills in design/adaptation, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based psychological therapies and interventions for consumers of a residential rehabilitation service. Such interventions (individual and group) must be based on sound psychological assessment and formulation, informed by dynamic risk assessment, and conducted in consultation with the multidisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient's family/carers.

Timely and accurate completion of clinical documentation of assessments and interventions, including chart entries and psychology reports.

Demonstrated ability to provide high level communication in a demanding multidisciplinary team environment with the need for high levels of risk sensitivity and case review. The psychologist will contribute to the clinical multidisciplinary team by providing specialist clinical psychology advice through high level verbal and written communication.

Ability to undertake case management for a small number of Residents. To facilitate through-care and collaboration via treatment handovers and liaison with other stakeholders and partnerships. Such collaboration includes providing consultation to and effective liaison with agencies including primary, secondary, and tertiary mental health services, and non-government organisations.

To actively contribute to the initiation, development, implementation, and leadership of service improvement activities, including implementation of clinically relevant research.

Provide clinical practice supervision to staff, assistants and support staff to ensure the maintenance of clinical standards

To demonstrate commitment to one's own, and others' professional development through clinical supervision, advanced training, and active participation in performance evaluation.

Mandatory Requirements:

To apply

Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role.

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.