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Job Number : 22160
Type and Location : Clinical / Melbourne
Listed By : Melbourne Health on 11 Aug 2017
Emergency Mental Health Clinician

Emergency Mental Health Clinician

  • Award winning Health Care Service
  • North Western Mental Health, Inner West Area Mental Health Service – Waratah Clinic – North Melbourne Police Station
  • Full Time, 80 hours per fortnight including ADO

The purpose of this role is to develop and coordinate the ENGAGE program within the emergency department at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The ENGAGE (Post EMH/PACER) Support Program will deliver interventions to allow both a preventive and early intervention approach (recommended in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Emergency Department guidelines) for individuals who present to the RMH Emergency Department in mental health crisis.  The model will ensure that people who attend the ED in a vulnerable mental state have effective mental health follow up after the attendance, regardless of the presenting problem or their residential location.

We are looking for;

A Senior Clinician with at least 5-years’ experience with demonstrated expertise in the assessment, delivery of treatment and provision of targeted interventions and support to consumers with complex mental health related needs and their families/carers. They guide and support others in the team, sharing their knowledge and upskilling team members.

Support and helps to build a positive culture, assists the team and other staff in their clinical decision making, and will contribute their expertise in a wide variety of clinical scenarios. The Senior Clinician will model the competencies outlined within the position summary.

Highly developed skills in writing and an ability to promptly prepare documentation and the ability to communicate effectively with consumers, families/carers, colleagues and other service providers (esp. acute psychiatry, emergency department staff, Victoria Police). 

Know when to change priorities to meet the needs of the consumer / team / AMHS, adjust quickly to new tasks, be flexible and remain positive in a changing environment. The Senior Clinician supports this culture with their team. Ability to work independently while keeping other informed.

The Senior Clinician is proactive, looking for opportunities for self-development and improving service delivery. Ability to problem-solve without being asked. 

Demonstrate and foster behaviours that support a recovery approach to care. Promote a friendly, respectful and supportive environment within the team and across the AMHS & hospital.

Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills

Demonstrate behaviours reflective of Melbourne Health’s values

Please review the position description in detail. 

Essential Requirements for the Role:

Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, eligibility for membership of the appropriate professional body and eligibility to work in Australia are essential.

Why Melbourne Health?
Melbourne Health is a values based organisation. A career with us is a rewarding experience, offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement. We also offer:
• Salary Packaging
• Reward & Recognition Programs
• Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; staff gym, staff health service, peer support program and EAP
• Discounted Staff Parking

Successful applicants must provide either a certified copy of a current Working with Children Check Card or evidence of having made an application for a WWC Check Card upon commencement.

At Melbourne Health we are committed to Aboriginal employment and encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. Karreeta (grow) Yirramboi (tomorrow).We value a diverse workforce and encourage applications from all culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Welcome to Melbourne Health:
Melbourne Health is an award winning health care service and is Victoria’s second largest public health service. We provide comprehensive acute, sub-acute, general, specialist medical and mental health services through both inpatient and community based facilities through the following services: The Royal Melbourne Hospital – City Campus, The Royal Melbourne Hospital – Royal Park Campus, NorthWestern Mental Health, RMH Kidney Care Service and Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory.

NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services to people with a serious mental illness in North-Western Melbourne. A multi-disciplinary workforce of 1,800 staff provides services through four Area Adult Mental Health Services (North West, Mid West, Inner West and Northern), an Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program and a Youth Mental Health Service – ORYGEN Youth Health. NWMH is a clinical service of Melbourne Health and operates in partnership with Northern Health and Western Health.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check. Successful applicants will also be required to provide a record of Immune Status to vaccine preventable diseases or evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

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Contact Details
Terry Runciman: 0425725006

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