Director, Adult Mental Health, Dandenong Hospital

Job posted: 27/06/2022
Applications close: 12/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 54184

Reference: 54184

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across southeastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information, please visit www.monashhealth.org

 About Mental Health at Monash

Monash Health provides mental health services across all ages and across a wide geographical area of south-east Melbourne.  The service is divided into 6 clinical `units' each operating integrated inpatient and community services.  The Units comprise Early in Life Mental Health Service, Young Person's Mental Health Service, Casey Adult, Dandenong Adult, Monash (Clayton) Adult, and Aged Mental Health Services.  This position is the Unit Director (Clinical Director) responsible for adult services in the Dandenong area, comprising inpatient, community, and community residential and rehabilitation services.

Monash prides itself in running a large and high quality training program in psychiatry, as well as clinical training placements for psychology, allied health and mental health nursing. We strive to deliver good outcomes for our patients and families.

In the context of the recent interim recent report of the Royal Commission into the Victorian Mental Health System, the mental health sector is in exciting times.  Monash Health is ready to participate in what is going to be a transformational improvement in the way we run mental health services in Victoria.

About the Role

Reporting to the Program Director, the position has responsibility for the effective management and leadership of the General Adult Psychiatry Unit at Dandenong and, together with the other Unit Directors and Program Director, for clinical governance within the Mental Health Program such that the provision of services across Monash Health is consistent with our Strategic and Clinical Services plans.

As a member of the Monash Health Senior Management Team the appointee will provide leadership in achieving and upholding Monash Health's Vision, Purpose and Values.

This position provides the clinical, professional and academic leadership to General Adult Psychiatry required to make Monash Health a learning institution and to deliver excellent clinical care to patients.  The appointment is with Monash Health (Unit Director), within the Mental Health Program, but the appointee will be expected to have or apply for an adjunct appointment (at Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer level, as appropriate) with the Monash University Department of Psychiatry to support the teaching and research components of the role.

This role is responsible for:

  • leadership of professional staff

  • professional standards and clinical governance

  • strategy development and planning

  • meeting performance standards

About You

You will be a leader with a passion for mental health and an ability to inspire professional colleagues and lead transformational change.

What you need

  • Specialist qualification as a psychiatrist with AHPRA registration

  • Experience as a clinician as well as being a manager and a leader in public mental health

  • Experience in teaching and research

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity, and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Director, Adult Mental Health, Dandenong Hospital

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Dr Akshay Ilango - 03 9594 1464

Director, Adult Mental Health, Dandenong Hospital