Senior Psychologist (518631)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 15, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

This is a dynamic role. You will need well-developed problem solving skills, high level clinical skills and ability to provide consultative advice. The role also assists other senior staff to ensure our psychology team is supported, engaged, and resourced to provide optimal patient care. There is the opportunity for either a Clinical Psychologist or Clinical Neuropsychologist to join our team.

The role:

In accordance with organisational policies and the professional code of conduct of the Psychology Board of Australia, the Psychologist is expected to exercise high level initiative and professional judgement whilst undertaking specialised psychological services, including evidence-based assessments and therapeutic interventions for patients of the Launceston General Hospital (LGH), including inpatient and outpatient services (excluding Mental Health Services).

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day worker position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from 15 July 2024

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $120,114 - $130,181 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualification/program of study approved by the Psychology Board of Australia

  2. Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia

Where required for a particular role:

Area of Practice Endorsement ie, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Counselling Psychology, Community Psychology, Educational and Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Organisational Psychology, or Sport Psychology

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Endorsement by Psychology Board of Australia as a Clinical Psychologist and/or Clinical Neuropsychologist

  2. Post-graduate degree in Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology

  3. Extensive experience in the provision of psychology services in a relevant clinical area

  4. Registered as a supervisor with Psychology Board of Australia

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:
  1. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

For more information

Dr. Emma-Jane McCrum, Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), Clinical Psychology

Position: Discipline Lead-Psychology
Phone: 0460035105

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