Emergency Department Mental Health/AOD Coordinator

Job posted: 10/11/2021
Applications close: 30/11/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 28527

Reference: 28527

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

• Great team, respectful culture & supportive management
• Skip the traffic & work close to home in Frankston, gateway to the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula
• Excellent salary packaging benefits, discounted onsite parking and employee benefits program
• Eligible for the Hospital Surge Support Allowance

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What is the Enhanced Mental Health & AOD Response Service?

The Peninsula Health Enhanced MH & AOD Response Service is based in the Emergency Department at Frankston Hospital and provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and assertive outreach services to individuals aged 16 years and over presenting with acute mental health and / or AOD issues.

What You Will Be Doing

As the Enhanced Response Service Coordinator you will provide clinical leadership, and holistic, patient centered care from admission through to discharge from the ED and within the Outreach Service. Responsibilities will include:

• Assessing, planning and implementing care for patients
• Conducting mental health and AOD assessments in order to determine the appropriate pathway
• Monitoring patient flow and organizing resources accordingly
• Provide clinical leadership to Emergency Department staff
• Be the initial point for clinical escalation for mental health staff and outreach staff
• Provide support and guidance to the outreach stream of the team
• Shared responsibility for recruitment, rostering, performance management, team development and day-to-day allocations and coordination of clinical service delivery.

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:

• AHPRA registrations as a Registered Nurse
• Post graduate qualifications in Mental Health and additional qualifications in AOD
• Extensive experience in the Mental Health & AOD field including acute in-patient services and/or community mental health care.
• Proven ability in the management of patients with major mental illness and AOD use and in techniques of assessment, crisis intervention, and counselling and psychosocial rehabilitation
• Experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating innovative clinical services
• Ability to lead and demonstrate strong leadership skills

What Next

Don't wait and wonder, Apply Now!

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from all cultural backgrounds. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Emergency Department Mental Health/AOD Coordinator

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Monique Keegel-Carvalho - 97848527

Emergency Department Mental Health/AOD Coordinator