Seeking clinical psychologists for chronic pain management program

  18 July 2020  Rural Workforce Agency Victoria   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) is a government funded not-for-profit specialising in the recruitment and retention of health professionals to regional, rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

RWAV are currently seeking metropolitan based clinical psychologists with experience in pain management to provide outreach services one to three days a week in Western Victoria as part of a chronic pain management program.

As part of this project, you will see a variety of clients and work towards increasing the access to psychological treatment for pain management and decreasing levels of opioid prescription. A generous stipend is provided, and compensation will be given for travel, accommodation and other related costs. Appointments will be arranged through referral from local health services.

The chronic pain management program is aimed at:

  • Supporting the delivery of outreach pain management specialist services in prioritised areas of regional, rural and remote Victoria
  • Upskilling local primary care providers to improve prescribing habits and awareness of appropriate pain management treatment
  • Reducing inappropriate opioid prescribing and resulting harms
  • Reducing the chronic pain impacts being experienced by patients in regional, rural and remote communities

View the EOI (.pdf) to read the full details of this program.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit the questionnaire on the RWAV website.

For any questions, or to have a confidential conversation about what this role entails please contact Lauren Toll, Program Coordinator – Outreach and Regional Services on 03 9349 7800 or email

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Rural Workforce Agency Victoria. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.