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Job Number : 26400
Type and Location : Health / Melbourne
Listed By : Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network on 10 Jan 2019
Mental Health Clinicians

The Positions

Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN) is looking for Mental Health Clinicians to join our Referral and Access team to assess and triage high risk and complex referrals for consumers,  ensuring that consumers are allocated to the most appropriate mental health service to best support their presenting needs.  These are integral roles in the effective and timely care of people in the community with a range of mental health issues and complex needs.

The people we are looking for

The successful applicants will have:

  • a current qualification as a Mental Health Professional (Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, and/or Occupational Therapy) with National and/or state registration in the relevant discipline (where applicable); Mental Health accreditation by associated professional body is desirable;
  • strong assessment skills to inform the subsequent allocation of the client to the most clinically appropriate service, with the ability to provide clinical assessment and expertise in relation to more complex referrals;
  • excellent communication skills with the knowledge and ability to collaborate with other service system stakeholders such as Crisis & Assessment Teams, Accident and Emergency Departments, GP’s, Support Facilitators, Mental Health Nurses and other community based clinicians and organisations;
  • a solution-focused approach, being flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, colleagues and external stakeholders. 

Our Organisation

EMPHN is one of the major commissioners of federally-funded health care services in Melbourne, with responsibility for improving the primary health care system.  We do this by facilitating health system improvements for people in the eastern and north eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Full time or part time hours for these vacancies will be considered for the right candidates. A maximum term contract to 30 June 2020 will be offered to the successful candidates. 


If you are passionate about health and building a leading organisation you are encouraged to apply.  


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Eastern Melbourne PHN advises that background screening including criminal history, qualifications and other relevant checks will form part of the candidate suitability evaluation process.  Only candidates with working rights in Australia will be considered. 

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