Clinical Psychologist Registrar

$68,809 - $94,000 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 21 Jul, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 09 August 2021
Classification: Health Professional level 2
Salary: $68,809 - $94 plus superannuation
Position No: 23998 - 01X6P
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Contact Officer: Elissa Jacobs on or (02) 5124 3373

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The Canberra Health Services Division of Allied Health Services provides a range allied health services. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Psychologist to join the friendly and supportive Acute Support Psychology team in the Division of Medicine. Our team consists of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology positions. We work closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues and have a pivotal role in promoting client centred outcomes across the inpatient and outpatient settings.

The successful applicant will provide high quality clinical psychology assessment and intervention as part of the Allied Health team providing services to a range services from acute ward settings to specialised services such as the ACT Hospital in the Home service, the Spinal Pain Service and the Pain Management Unit. This position also provides opportunity for long-term therapeutic work with people across the lifespan in outpatient settings. This position will report to the Psychology Manager. Clinical supervision for the registrar program is provided by the department and will be negotiated with the Psychology Manager.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  • Strong organisational skills with a strong work ethic.
  • Able to relate to people of varied backgrounds.

Eligibility/Other Requirements


  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Postgraduate Psychology qualification - Masters/Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post-qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.


  • Enrolled in (or eligible for enrolment) the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program for Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Previous experience working with a multidisciplinary team in an acute care setting
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for Allied Health Professionals.

Note: This is a permanent fulltime position however we are happy to consider part time applicants. There are also a number of temporary positions available that will potentially filled from this recruitment round.

This position is eligible for a Psychology Group Attraction and Retention Incentive: $3,986-$7,975. The ARIn will be reviewed every 12 months where the ARIn will be terminated or adjusted under the terms of the ARIn policy. To continue payment, the ARIn must continue to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the ARIn framework. The maximum combined salary and ARIn amount for this position is $102,436.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”

Job Closing Date

09 Aug, 2021