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Job Number : 27919
Type and Location : HR/Psychology / ACT
Listed By : ACT Pain Centre on 24 Jun 2019
Clinical Psychologist


ACT Pain Centre is an expanding Private Multidisciplinary Pain Management centre based in Bruce, Canberra. Due to increased demand, we are opening another practice in Deakin, Canberra. We have well established referral base throughout ACT, Riverina and Southern Coast of NSW. We also run a satellite clinic in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

At ACT Pain Centre our approach is to provide a multi-disciplinary treatment to manage Chronic Pain, Complex Acute Pain conditions and Cancer Pain. Our philosophy is to promote active and self-management strategies.

Position available:

We are looking for a full time/ part time Clinical Psychologist to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team which includes Pain Specialists, Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Exercise Physiologist and Physiotherapist.


  • This is a great opportunity to work as part of an experienced multidisciplinary team in an outpatient private practice.
  • Previous experience in chronic pain is desirable but not essential.
  • Terms of remuneration is negotiable and we are happy to negotiate salaried/contractor based model.

Eligibility/Other requirements:

The Clinical Psychologist is responsible for assessing and reporting on the psychological factors contributing to the patient's experience of chronic pain, developing a comprehensive management plan with the team and providing therapy in individual or group format.


1. Registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

2. Masters or Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology



1.    Experience in the psychological assessment of individuals with chronic pain. 


2.    Experience in providing psychological therapy for chronic pain patients, in a group and individual setting. 


3.    Experience in providing comprehensive written psychological reports and 


4.    Experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team. 

Role and responsibilities:


1.    Provide appropriate assessment and interventions using evidence based practices to clients with a background of chronic pain 


2.    Liaise with and provide reports to carers, service providers, insurance agencies and rehabilitation providers 


3.    Participate in team and program related services such as meetings, program planning etc. 


4.    Participate in case conferences and management meetings 


5.    Participate in education programs and contribute to teaching and training


6.    Undertake supervision and other duties within approved scope of practice for Clinical Psychologists working in chronic pain. 

If you do not have experience working with chronic pain patients, we are happy to provide you with training as required (this will be discussed at your interview). Courses and training required to upskill your knowledge will be identified and approved by the clinic.

If you are interested in this role please contact: 



Contact Details
Kalpana Palaniyappa

Practice Manager

Ph: (02) 6195 0180


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