• : Calvary Health Care ACT
  • : 06-Oct-2020
  • : All Canberra ACT

Psychologist – HP3

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Permanent Full time or Part time/ Casual

Salary package $94,607 - $99,687 plus Mental Health Psychologist allowance, superannuation and excellent salary packaging options


About Calvary


Calvary Public Hospital Bruce (CPHB) is a 265 bed multi-discipline, modern healthcare facility serving the ACT community. At CPHB, our patients and their families expect a highly skilled, compassionate and dedicated workforce. Calvary staff pride themselves on ‘being for others’. The patient journey is at the centre of Calvary’s philosophy within our models of care.


About the Role


This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist to work with the highly skilled team on the newly refurbished Acacia Unit. If you enjoy autonomy as well as working as part of a supportive team you will know that this combination is unusual. In this role you will provide clinical assessment and interventions to adults with complex and acute mental health illness. You will work in close consultation with multidisciplinary teams in the inpatient setting as well as with external community organisations. As an experienced psychologist, you will demonstrate a keen interest in ongoing professional development, clinical supervision and promoting professionalism and ethical standards in all areas of work. We understand that flexibility is important and so this role can be full time, part time, job shared etc. A merit list and casual pool will be developed from this round of recruitment and utilised for the next 12 months.  

Calvary has a small but dedicated team of psychologists who provide services to its two mental health wards. Whilst the current opportunity is with the Adult Mental Health Unit, there may well be future capacity to work in and across other areas. Our psychologists are connected within and across disciplines for professional development, research opportunities and general networking. 

The Social Work and Psychology department is committed to high quality patient care and there is a focus on continuing professional development and quality improvement. Our regular in-service learning and peer-consultation programs provide structure and support to team members and opportunities to grow in chosen areas. Professional development funding and study leave is available after 12 months.



What you bring


You are able to deliver professional and compassionate psychological services in the context of Calvary's values of 'being for others'. You will be an enthusiastic and experienced psychologist wanting to become part of a committed and supportive team and have:

·         General Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

·         Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience.

·         The ability to communicate effectively within the department and across multidisciplinary teams

·         Previous experience on a mental health unit is highly desirable. 


How to apply


Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:


·         A cover letter (max 1 page) stating your suitability (using the position description as a guide) for the role.

·         Current curriculum vitae

·         Contact details of 2 professional referees


Applications must be submitted online via: http://www.calvary-act.com.au/career-vacancies.html 

Closing date for applications: 11:45pm Sunday 11th of October 2020


Please note: attached to the job advertisement on the Calvary Careers portal are important documents relating to the role. Please ensure you view these documents before beginning your application. It is suggested that you download a copy of these for your reference.

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.


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