Clinical Director of Adult Acute Mental Health

Job posted: 16/04/2024
Applications close: 31/05/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 33116

Reference: 33116

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Clinical Director, Adult Acute - Mental Health and Wellbeing Program

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Generous Salary + Super + Salary Packaging
  • Clinical Leadership

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Clinical Director, Adult Acute is a senior leadership role with a primary objective to provide clinical leadership and management in the delivery of high quality mental health services to people requiring inpatient treatment and care in the Program’s four adult inpatient units. The Clinical Director will have professional governance responsibilities for the medical staff within the portfolio and will work closely with the Associate Program Director to monitor and manage the department's activity and budget. The Clinical Director will also collaborate with other Directors to plan and implement coordinated clinical services.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Suitable qualifications as a medical practitioner registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists with College endorsement as a supervisor, or ability to obtain.
  • Experience and/or tertiary qualifications in management and administration are desirable.
  • Clear understanding and experience in the Victorian mental health sector and thorough knowledge of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act (Vic) 2022 regulatory framework and relevant legislation impacting on health service delivery.
  • Excellent leadership, organisational, and interpersonal skills are required, as are highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive experience in clinical psychiatry with a demonstrated record of achievement in the development and implementation of innovative programs for those experiencing mental illness.
  • Experience in medical management and leadership, including evidence of the development and implementation of strategic plans, continuous improvement, and accreditation processes.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills and a proven capacity to provide clinical leadership to a range of professional clinical staff in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in the effective education and training of medical practitioners and other health professionals, and in providing community education.
  • A Victorian driver's license or equivalent.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manager listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Values in Action: Respect for all | Safe always | Partnering in care | Learning and improving every day

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Clinical Director of Adult Acute Mental Health

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Andrew Cheong (Acting Exec. Clinical Director) - (03) 9895 4965
Kristen Stanner - (04) 3858 8612

Clinical Director of Adult Acute Mental Health