Consultant Psychiatrist Consultant Liason & EMH Footscray

Job posted: 03/10/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 18298

Reference: 18298

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various


  • Fixed Part time hours for 12 month contract (to be extended by mutual agreement)
  • To provide excellence in the delivery of clinical service in the discipline of consultation and liaison (CL) & emergency mental health (EMHS)
  • To work in strong partnership with members of the Medical Staff in the provision of integrated and coordinated health services
  • involvement in the training of registrars in the FRANZCP program
  • opportunity to Participate in medical students teaching from University of Notre Dame
  • Successful applicants will be expected to be able to provide high quality clinical care operating autonomously.


  • Current registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Fellow with Royal Australia & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (essential)
  • It is desirable but not a must to have experience in management of clinical care in an acute general hospital and emergency setting
  • Provide high level of quality clinical care
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


 Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Mercy Mental health operates at multiple locations. The acute, consultation & Liaison and Emergency Mental health Services are available at Footscray and Werribee. Services to adults are through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


  • Michael Lograsso
  • mlograsso@mercy.com.au
Consultant Psychiatrist Consultant Liason & EMH Footscray

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Michael Lograsso
Daniella Kitanovski - 9928 7483

Consultant Psychiatrist Consultant Liason & EMH Footscray