|Title:||Clinical Psychologist Career Structure - Additional Grades Three and Four|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 1753/04|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 18 March 2004|
|Description:||Advises of the two new Clinical Psychologist classifications and outlines initial reclassification procedures.|
|Period of effect:||from 18 March 2004 to 1 July 2017|
|Authorised by:||Mr Marshall Warner, Acting Manager, Labour Relations, 15-Mar-2004|
|Print version:||View print version|
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Clinical Psychologist Career Structure - Additional Grades Three and Four
The purpose of this circular is to complete the implementation of a new Clinical Psychologist career structure in accordance with decisions of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) in application P39 of 1997. This Circular should be read in conjunction with Operational Circular OP 1678/03.
The decision has facilitated the creation of two additional grades for Clinical Psychologists: either a Specialist Clinical Psychologist or a Specialist Clinical Psychologist Coordinator at Grade 3 (equivalent Level 10); and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Grade 4 (equivalent Level 11).
The WAIRC's decision creating the Grades 3 and 4 classifications will apply retrospectively from 1 September 2001. This will allow some Clinical Psychologists who believe they are undertaking the roles and responsibilities at the new Level 3 or 4 to make an application for reclassification. To facilitate this, the WAIRC orders provide a time frame for reclassification applications to be made. Any Clinical Psychologist wishing to apply for reclassification to either the Level 3 or 4 must submit an application prior to close of business on Thursday 15 April 2004. Successful reclassification applications received before this date will have salary backdated to 1 September 2001. Reclassification applications received after this date will be backdated only to the date of their reclassification application if they are successful.
Applications received by 15 April, 2004 are required to be determined by close of business on Thursday 13 May 2004. Any disputed applications may then be referred to the Public Service Arbitrator for determination.
Applications should have the following cover sheet attached and contain a statement addressing how the position meets the criteria outlined below as well as a current job description form and should be lodged with the Health Services Human Resources Department.
The classification criteria for the new grades are as follows:
SPECIALIST CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST (GRADE 3)
A Specialist Clinical Psychologist (Grade 3) will be required to demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise.
Clinical expertise may include but not be limited to:
SPECIALIST CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST COORDINATOR (GRADE 3)
A Specialist Clinical Psychologist Coordinator (Grade 3) position may demonstrate any of the characteristics of a Specialist Clinical Psychologist (Grade 3) and in addition will also be required to demonstrate coordination duties that may include:
CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST (GRADE 4)
Positions classified at Grade Four must meet the following criteria:
A Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Grade 4) though based in a particular health service, will operate on a state wide basis providing high level clinical expertise and performing the following functions within a defined area of specialisation:
Specific duties for each of these positions may include but not be limited to:
If you have any questions about the decision or the reclassification process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr Marshall Warner
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 29 April 2015 at 4:09pm