Visiting Medical Officer – Psychotherapy Supervisor St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney


Position Title: Visiting Medical Officer – Psychotherapy Supervisor
Employment Type: 12 months contract Part Time
Hours: Up to 10 hours per month
Position Grade: Visiting Medical Officer
Salary: Zero hours contract
Enterprise Agreement: Public Hospitals (Vising Medical Officers – Sessional Contract) Determination 2014
Department Name: Mental Health

Position Summary:

To provide the highest possible level of supervision and training to psychiatry registrars in psychotherapy with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists framework for psychotherapy training.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

About St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph’s Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia’s not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God’s love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent’s is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases – NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

In line with the Public Health Order, all NSW Health Workers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In order to be eligible for consideration for employment with St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, all recruits must provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or alternatively provide a Medical Contraindication in the approved form which complies with the requirements of the Public Health Order, prior to appointment.

What we offer:

· Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
· Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
· Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
· Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
· Employee Assistance Program
· Work/Life balance

Application Instructions:

St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria:

1. Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia

2. Possess specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a Medicare provider number.

3. Possess Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) or equivalent and evidence of subspecialty training in psychotherapy.

4. Be accredited, or eligible for accreditation, as a supervisor by the RANZCP NSW Branch Training Committee.

5. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and high standards of clinical practice in psychotherapy commensurate to experience which is appropriate to the requirements of the position.

6. Demonstrated ability to provide high quality compassionate medical care as evidenced by recent practice experience in working congenially and collaboratively as both a leader and member of a multidisciplinary team, and as a provider of services that engender high levels of patient satisfaction and experience.

7. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and supervision of specialist trainees, junior medical officers and medical students.

8. Demonstrated leadership skills that support and foster innovation to create a learning culture, with proven ability to improve the quality of services and patient care outcomes.

An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application. Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.



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