Position Details
Reference Number 379950
Position Title Network Eating Disorder Coordinator (Clinical Psychologist) - Temp P/T 24 hpw
Employment Status Temporary Part Time (up to 16/03/2020)
Entity Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location RPA
Advertised Award/Classification Clinical Psychologist
Salary $45.54 - $55.85
Hours per Week 24.00
Number of FTE 0.60
Purpose of Position

The purpose of the Network Eating Disorder Coordinator position is to provide leadership and coordination to the development of treatment pathways and programs of care for people with an eating disorder (or related clinical care issues) presenting to Sydney Local Health District. The position will liaise with SLHD staff, NGO's and local Primary Health Networks (PHN's) to facilitate pathways to care. The position is based at the Peter Beumont Eating Disorder Tertiary Service at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) however it is expected that SLHD Network Coordinator will complete some work within various locations in SLHD related to the function of the position.

 

The Network Eating Disorder Coordinator will oversee, in collaboration with local executives, oversight committees and the Statewide coordination team, the implementation of the SLHD Eating Disorders Service Plan that has been developed in response to the NSW Service Plan for People with Eating Disorders (2013-2018).

 

The key components of this position are:

Service development: to drive local development and changes to eating disorder services across the inpatient and community setting;

Workforce development: to participate in training and supervision of local staff in

the treatment of people with eating disorders;

Clinical consultation and care provision: to provide care _and/or consultation when needed to staff and/or patients with an eating disorder; and Participate in Statewide activity: to work in partnership with the Statewide

coordinator and the coordination team comprising coordinators from all districts and to be actively involved in its activities.

Participate in research and quality improvement activities: to work collaboratively

on research and quality improvement projects with staff and/or patients.

 

The position is also intended to provide an overseeing and support function to the local eating disorder coordinator positions across four additional Local Health Districts (LHDs) within NSW: South West Sydney  LHD, Murrumbidgee  LHD, Far West NSW LHD, Western NSW LHD.

 

Some clinical work will occur within the context of the multidisciplinary ambulatory clinic at the Peter Beumont Unit (PBU). The Network Coordinator will participate in the ongoing evaluation of clinical outcomes of services, assist in the development and provision of education and training programs within SLHD and externally in other mental health and medical settings, and will be expected to supervise post-graduate provisional psychologists where appropriate.

 

The position will also collaborate on projects, policy development and service planning with the Statewide Eating Disorder Coordinator; with the other Network Coordinator Positions; and oversee and support local eating disorder coordinator positions.

 

OUR VISION

The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”.  This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.

The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

For more information please go to:

 

http://www.psc.nsw.gov.au

 

http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/pd/2015/PD2015_049.html

 

 

SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions.  If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.

 

 

 

An excisting opportunity for a health professional interested in Eating Disorders is avilable in the SLHD. The purpose of the Network Eating Disorder Coordinator position is to provide leadership and coordination to the development of treatment pathways and programs of care for people with an eating disorder (or related clinical care issues) presenting to Sydney Local Health District. The position will liaise with SLHD staff, NGO's and local Primary Health Networks (PHN's) to facilitate pathways to care. The position is based at the Peter Beumont Eating Disorder Tertiary Service at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) however it is expected that SLHD Network Coordinator will complete some work within various locations in SLHD related to the function of the position.

 

The Network Eating Disorder Coordinator will oversee, in collaboration with local executives, oversight committees and the Statewide coordination team, the implementation of the SLHD Eating Disorders Service Plan that has been developed in response to the NSW Service Plan for People with Eating Disorders (2013-2018).

 

 

Selection Criteria Tertiary qualifications in clinical psychology such as clinical masters/doctorate degree and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as well as endorsement as a clinical psychologist.

Demonstrated post-registration clinical experience including substantial experience in eating disorder service provision with high level clinical and consultancy skills and knowledge of contemporary mental health/allied health practice including successful post­ graduation experience in the provision of eating disorder services.



Ability to demonstrate evidence-based knowledge related to eating disorders in both the Adult and Child/Adolescent populations.



Demonstrated experience in consultancy and the ability to engage stakeholders from a range of disciplines.



Ability to develop, implement and evaluate research-based and innovative programs aimed at enhancing services and capacity for planning, implementing, evaluating, reporting and providing advice in clinical service delivery and redesign.

Demonstrated ability to supervise and provide clinical supervision to staff with high level of organisation and ability to work independently.


Demonstrated capacity to show initiative, leadership and to think strategically and excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and problem solving skills and computer literacy.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Dr Andrew McDonald
Contact Number
Closing Date 21/04/2017
Supporting Documents
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