Deputy CSD - Perinatal and Bed Based Services

Job posted: 28/04/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 19833

Reference: 19833

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various


Summary of the role: To work collaboratively with the Deputy Program Director/s to provide contemporary and high quality psychiatric care to patients of the delegated stream of Mercy Mental Health. This role also provides strong medical leadership to the program to ensure high quality clinical practices, and actively contributes to the leadership of the broader Mental Health Service.

Full Time (days / hours negotiable) - based at Clare Moore Inpatient Unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital, but required to work across MMHWS.
Medical Oversight of Bed Based and Perinatal Services across MMHWS.
In conjunction with relevant operational managers contributes to the preparation and implementation of strategic, quality and business plans for the program to ensure that the program meets its quality, efficiency and financial objectives.
Provides professional leadership for all staff (including junior medical staff and consultant psychiatrists) in program areas of responsibility.


Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent ;
Specialist Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) ;
You will have well-developed leadership skills and experience in leading a team within a Recovery Oriented Mental Health Services framework ;
Prior experience in a medical leadership role in the Public Mental Health Service system will be of benefit


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).
Employment with Mercy Health is subject to satisfactory background checks which can include Police Record Check, Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

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.

Contact Details

Dr Michael Lograsso - Acting Clinical Services Director / Deputy Clinical Services Director Inpatient Services
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Deputy CSD - Perinatal and Bed Based Services

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Michael Lograsso - 0419 171 108

Deputy CSD - Perinatal and Bed Based Services