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Senior Psychologist

  • : Launceston General Hospital
  • : 04-Aug-2020
  • : Launceston TAS 7250
Salary: $106,655 to $113,605 per annum
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: North
Location: LGH Charles Street, Launceston


The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day work working 76 hours per fortnight to commence as soon as possible. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant. 


As Allied Health Team Leader in a paediatric acute inpatient and outpatient setting, including beds suitable for patients with mental health conditions, implement and lead the Allied Health Professionals Services (AHPS) model of care; oversight the AHPS team activity in the provision of patient care; and liaise closely with Medical, Nursing and other Care teams on patient care.

As the Senior Psychologist, provide specialist assessment and intervention services for patients, and as required provide support to team members in relation to the management of more complex and novel cases, including child and adolescent mental health, behavioural and general issues.

Act as a resource to facilitate opportunities for education, training and research initiatives in the field of paediatric AHPS for the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) – North.

Provide advice to the Director – Allied Health Services in relation to clinical standards, service development and quality improvement.

As part of the Paediatrics Management group, contribute to broader clinical management and service delivery issues, including the development of strategies to meet current and future service priorities.

Essential Requirements
  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.
  • The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer.  The following checks are to be conducted:

1.  Conviction checks in the following areas:

a)  Crimes of Violence
b)  Sex Related Offences
c)  Serious Drug Offences
d)  Crimes involving dishonesty

2.  Identification check

3.  Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Desirable Requirements 
  • Expertise in an aspect of paediatric care; developmental, behavioural or mental health.
  • Experience in the supervision of post graduate clinical students.
  • Endorsed to practice in the approved areas of practice of clinical/neuro/health or developmental psychology.
In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you address the selection criteria which are located in the Statement of Duties.


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Senior Psychologist
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Launceston TAS 7250
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