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Job Number : 26421
Type and Location : Health / Melbourne
Listed By : Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network on 10 Jan 2019
Senior Mental Health Clinician (Maternity Leave replacement contract)

The Position

Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN) is looking for a Senior Mental Health Clinician 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.  This is an integral role in the effective and timely care of people in the community with a range of mental health issues and complex needs.

The person we are looking for

The successful applicant 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
  • significant experience working as a mental health clinician with 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
  • fantastic 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
  • demonstrated experience leading a team
  • 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.

This is a part time (0.6 FTE) maternity leave replacement contract to October 2019.


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



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Contact Details
Lara Buchanan, Human Resources

Eastern Melbourne PHN


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