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Fertility Counsellor/Clinical Psychologist

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Work type: Fixed term / Part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support


School of Women’s & Children’s Health

UNSW Medicine

Ref# 497725


  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research-intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. The School of Women’s & Children’s Health (SWCH) is comprised of the clinical disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics, and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Statistics Unit (NPESU). The Fertility & Research Centre is a collaborative centre between the Royal Hospital for Women (RHW) and UNSW to establish a multidisciplinary centre of clinical and research excellence in assisted reproductive medicine and fertility preservation services for young cancer patients.

This is a combined clinical/research role which will involve clinical counselling contact with patients accessing assisted reproductive technology services. The role will involve both clinical and research tasks which will vary according to the stage of research projects.

About the role:

  • $95,462-$103,318 plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading (pro-rata)
  • Fixed Term for 14 months
  • Part-time (7 hours per week)

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct psychosocial assessments, interviews, interventions, and peer support group sessions with children, adults and families
  • Recruit subjects and coordinate clinical research projects in the Fertility & Research Centre
  • Conduct research activities including literature searches, complete data collection for research studies; coordinate patient questionnaires and booklets, liaise and follow-up with research participants
  • Write and implement evidence-based treatment manuals and other study materials for intervention programs
  • Contribute to the dissemination of findings from the research studies through reports, conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications
  • Have a working knowledge of relevant legislation (inc. the NSW ART Act 2007) and practice guidelines (inc. NHMRC Ethical Guidelines on the Use of ART in Clinical Practice and Research: RTAC COP {Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee Code of Practice}, & ANZICA Guidelines) and to ensure appropriate records are kept

About You:

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • A social Worker, with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or Psychologist, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) or including 2 years full time equivalent accredited postgraduate master’s or Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology.
  • Proven research support experience in a health-related field, particularly in psycho-oncology or fertility related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical research, or ability to develop skills in clinical research
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver manualised treatment programs, either individual or group-based, and willingness to deliver psychological interventions over the telephone, or via videoconferencing
  • Sound computer skills in research-related programs (such as SPSS and Endnote).
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with an ability to exercise confidentiality

Please submit your CV, cover Letter and responses to selection criteria nominated in the Position Description. Please apply online, do not send applications to the contact below.

Download File PD- Fertility Counsellor 497725.docx

You must have Australian work rights to apply for this role.

Contact: Emma Francis, School Manager


T: +61 2 9382 6777

Applications close: 24th September 2019

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