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Job Number : 27800
Type and Location : Health / Melbourne
Listed By : Melbourne Health on 13 Jun 2019
Emergency Mental Health - Senior Clinician
  • Full Time Permanent position 
  • 80 hours per fortnight, including ADO 
  • Busy, dynamic and supportive team


We are looking for a compassionate and open-minded professional to join our Emergency Mental Health Team working at The Royal Melbourne Hospital within Inner West Area Mental Health Service, a service of NorthWestern Mental Health.



Life With Us:



The Emergency Mental Health Team at The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a busy, dynamic, and supportive team that provides a variety of roles, including:


  • Emergency Mental Health (EMH) Clinicians provide primary assessments and consultation to patients presenting to The RMH requiring a mental health assessment


  • Police and Clinical Emergency Response (PACER) Clinicians provide primary assessments and consultation to a consumer referred by Police first response teams placed under s3551 of the Victorian MHA with the goal of assessing people in the community and avoiding Emergency Department where possible


  • Engage Clinicians provide post discharge follow up from for consumer assessed by EMH and PACER who are not linked with a public mental health service. This follow is complete by phone and in person (within The RMH) where appropriate


A Job to Be Proud Of:



The EMH Clinician maintains a pivotal role within the Emergency Department providing an interface between community mental health and inpatient services.



This role provides high-level clinical consultation within the RMH Emergency Department, with respect to the assessment, management and treatment of mental health disorders together with associated at-risk behaviour.



The Senior Clinician will participate in clinical service development activities within the team and encourage and support quality initiatives and research.



Your Contribution: 

  • Qualified as  OT3, SW3, P3, RPN4
  • 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
  • Highly developed skills in writing and an ability to promptly prepare documentation and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Capacity to work across all aspects of the role


  Our Commitment to You: 

  • We are a values based organisation, a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development 
  • We have an attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary sacrifice 
  • We value work-life balance which includes our comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; Staff Gym, staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs 


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All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Contact Details
Contact Name Erin Rees

Contact Phone 0412199334

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