14 Jun 2018

Part-Time Psychologist – Newcastle

Innervate Pain Management – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Innervate Pain Management is a well-established multidisciplinary pain clinic that brings together a team that provide pain management and psychology services to patients experiencing chronic pain in the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions. The team includes: Pain Specialists; Health, Clinical and General Psychologists; a Rehabilitation Counsellor; Nurses; Physiotherapists; Exercise Physiologists; and a Psychiatrist. Innervate Pain Management provides a unique form of health care delivery, as we recognise that no one health discipline can adequately address the multi-factorial nature of pain, especially chronic pain. We treat the whole person with an understanding of the medical, physical and psychological. Innervate Pain Management is a Level 1 Pain Treatment Facility according to the Australian Pain Society classification.

We are looking for a health, clinical or general psychologist to work 2 -3 days per week (approximately 12 hours), to join our experienced, Newcastle based team.

About the role:

  • Assess patients and determine their requirements
  • Provide Individual and group education and treatment
  • Be involved in group program facilitation
  • Work closely and liaise with referring doctors, insurers and rehabilitation providers to accomplish therapeutic and organisational goals
  • Report to the Innervate Service Director

About you:

  • You will be responsible for contributing to, and maintaining, high ethical standards and maintaining evidence based practice
  • You will require AHPRA registration with endorsement for either Health or Clinical Psychology. A general psychologist with appropriate relevant experience will be considered
  • You are highly motivated, and seeking to use your excellent clinical, group work, training and liaison skills
  • You have strong inter-personal and rapport building skills; are a confident communicator; and a competent public speaker
  • You have MS Office skills, particularly in Word, Excel and Outlook, and have excellent report writing skills
  • You have experience in delivering group programs, workshops and/or presentations
  • You are reliable, enjoy autonomy and flexibility in the context of a caring and supportive interdisciplinary professional team, and are able to adapt as needed
  • Your experience as a clinician includes chronic illness, biopsychosocial models, and cognitive behavioural framework models
  • You are motivated by outcomes
  • You have, or are willing to obtain a WorkCover approval number, and a Medicare provider number; and, have a willingness to work in accordance with Medicare, DVA, WorkCover, and other third party requirements
  • You have a current NSW driver’s license and transport

We Offer:

  • A friendly, professional working environment with a highly qualified, friendly, experienced team
  • Efficient practice management with reception and administrative support
  • Regular supervision and professional development opportunities if needed
  • Flexible days
  • Rates reflective of qualifications and experience

We welcome applications from experienced psychologists; however, we will also consider applications from passionate psychologists who are starting their careers.

Applications from health psychologists and membership with APS are desirable, but not essential.

I am more than happy to discuss the position further and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact me.

How to apply:

  • Send your application to Abigail Eden via mail or email
  • Your application should include: A brief response (max 2 pages) to the “ABOUT YOU” section listed above.
  • Your CV.
  • Three work related referees with contact details.
  • Proof of Professional registration and Memberships.

Abigail Eden, Office Manager 91 Chatham Street, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

Phone: 02 4985 1878

E: officemanager@innervate.com.au

Job Categories: Featured and Healthcare. Job Types: Part-Time. Occupation: Other Occupations and Professionals. Job expires in 35 days.

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