Position Details
Reference Number 38976
Position Title VicFAS Clinical Coordinator/Senior Neuropsychologist
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Developmental paediatrics
Location Monash Children's Hospital
Position Summary
  • Provide clinical leadership within an innovative, statewide multi-disciplinary clinic
  • 12 month pilot program
  • Participate in development of a FASD model of care

Job Title: VicFAS Clinical Coordinator

Exciting opportunity for a Neurospychologist to establish a Victorian FASD Diagnostic Clinic
12 month pilot program 
Contribute to development of a FASD model of care 

About the Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service (VicFAS) at Monash Health

The Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service (VicFAS) is a new, specialist assessment service for children based at the Monash Children’s Hospital which will undertake multi-disciplinary diagnosis of children with pre-natal alcohol exposure and who show complex neurological, developmental, and behavioural symptoms. The service will also deliver education, information and resources to communities at high risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and provide clinical training in FASD diagnosis for paediatricians, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and social workers.

VicFAS is led by the Head of Developmental and Community Paediatrics, Monash Children’s Hospital, and will provide FASD diagnostic clinics in Melbourne and regional Victoria over 12 months. 
Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between, and we have recently opened the new 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital.
About the Role

There is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced Senior Neuropsychologist to join the VicFAS team at Monash Children’s Hospital as Clinical Coordinator, to build and support the multi-disciplinary assessment of children with pre-natal alcohol exposure and broader neurodevelopmental problems who have been assessed as being at risk of FASD. This role is for a fixed term from July 2019 for 12 months.

The role will include coordinating the provision of 10 x 3-day multidisciplinary clinics including screening appropriate referrals, identifying assessments required under the Australian FASD Diagnostic Guidelines (2016), initiating pre-clinic assessments, and coordinating multidisciplinary assessments.

The Clinical Coordinator will conduct cognitive and other psychological and neuropsychological assessments with other members of the Clinical team, providing excellent communication with families, children and other professionals, writing assessment reports, providing feedback to families and caregivers, contributing to teaching and training within the team, and participating in the VicFAS team monthly meetings. Training in relation to FASD diagnosis would be supported/expected.

  • Responsibility for the Clinical Neuropsychology evidence-based assessments and clinical interventions for the VicFAS service    
  • Contributing to FASD Diagnostic reports and feedback to parents and carers
  • Developing FASD referral pathways, networks, and evidence based interventions within the FASD Model of Care

About you

You are an experienced senior social neuropsychologist, with excellent skills and experience in Psychological and Neuropsychological assessment of children with complex developmental impairments aged 3-10, preferably with knowledge of FASD. You have demonstrated competencies and effectiveness as a professional leader of staff, including other psychologists, and health professionals, preferably in a multi-disciplinary environment, and have experience in conducting assessments of children with a trauma background. 

What we offer

  • Work in a supportive team with an excellent team culture
  • Be part of an innovative, state-wide program
  • Mentorship and career guidance
  • Opportunities to participate in research and development

What you need

  • A current qualification as a Registered Psychologist through the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA AHPRA)
  • Specialist endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology through PsyBA AHPRA
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Endorsement as a clinical supervisor through AHPRA 
  • A Victorian Driver’s License
  • A police check and Working with Children’s Check will be required

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.  

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Contact Person
Katrina Harris Head, Developmental and Community Paediatrics 85723776
Vino Dinesh Admin support 85723776
Advertising Closing 26/07/2019
Proposed End Date 12/07/2020
Position Documents
VicFAS Neuropsychologist Clinicial Coordinator VicFAS Neuropsychologist Clinicial Coordinator 0.6 -0.8 June 2019 final.docx
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