HOPE Senior Clinician

Job posted: 13/07/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale, Gippsland | Orbost

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Latrobe Regional Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 17005

Reference: 17005

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale, Gippsland | Orbost

HOPE Senior Clinician - Bairnsdale/Orbost

Based in Gippsland, Latrobe Regional Health are looking for a HOPE Senior Clinician to join our Mental Health HOPE team on a part time, ongoing basis.

Reporting clinically to the Specialist and Therapeutic Programs Manger and operationally to the area managers, this role plays an important role in supporting persons at risk of death by suicide, those who express suicidal ideation, or post suicide attempt and/or repeated intention self-harm, within the catchment area or Latrobe Regional Health Mental Health Service.

The regional HOPE program is staffed with a dedicated, enthusiastic, passionate and supportive team of senior clinicians who have strong support process in place along with a well-established supervision process to ensure your success in this role.

LRH employees enjoy access to:

  • Free access to our Staff Wellbeing Centre offering a range of health education and wellbeing services
  • Access to ongoing development through daily education sessions, bespoke training and career & study support.
  • Tailored flexible work options to support work life balance, including ADO’s, 5 weeks leave, regional salary packaging and additional purchased leave
  • Fantastic social club activities and diverse and inclusive workplace activities
  • Workplace Wellbeing programs and activities uniquely designed for LRH staff

The successful applicants will be required to:

  • Undertake a range of psycho social interventions and therapies that address drivers of suicidality for a period of 3 months using focused psychological strategies. This may also include psycho-education, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Skills training, Interpersonal therapeutic strategies or narrative therapy and Optimal Health Program.
  • Engage high risk groups such as people who are indigenous, men, women, youth older persons, LGBTIQ+, CALD and those affected by natural disasters and COVID 19
  • Provide intake and access functions that prioritise and respond to referrals within 24 business hours
  • Develop client engagement through a combination of face to face, email, telephone, videoconferencing or Skype contact
  • Provide comprehensive suicide and self-harm assessment for all clients on referral from ED, general hospital wards or community teams
  • Complete risk formulations that identify risks and develop suicide safety plans that focus on the drivers of suicidality and lethal means interventions
  • Provide coordination and referral of persons for psychosocial and peer support, or partnering organisations including the Way Back Support Service

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Relevant clinical experience in mental health service with well-developed organisational skills
  • Expertise in assessing and formulating suicide and self-risk and then developing safety plans that address suicide drivers and lethal means interventions
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to collaboratively consult and liaise with other consumers, carers, staff members and other relevant agencies
  • A strong commitment to providing consumer and family focused mental health care
  • Ability to provide leadership, advocate and think creatively to develop innovative ways of providing mental health care to meet consumer and carer needs
  • Expertise in the delivery of collaborative care in partnership with consumers and carers
  • Knowledge and commitment to utilising family friendly, trauma informed and recovery-based models of care.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external organisations, peer and lived experience workers
  • Working knowledge of NSQHS and National Standards for Mental Health Services
  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014 and other relevant legislation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team

For more information about this exciting opportunity, we encourage you to contact Linda Waters on (03) 5128 0013 and lwaters@lrh.com.au for a confidential discussion.

About LRH

LRH was proud to be the recipient of the 2022 Premier’s Health Service of the Year (Medium) Award.  This prestigious award recognises the amazing work of our team in driving change and improvement in the health outcomes for the Victorian community.

We are located 150 km east of Melbourne, and LRH is the regional provider of a broad range of specialist health services including hospital based, sub-acute and mental health services across Gippsland.

Now is an exciting time to join the LRH team, with $217 million expansion nearing completion, offering improved maternity and paediatric facilities, larger intensive care unit, increase medical and surgical beds and additional operating theatres.

Explore all the great things happening at LRH – www.lrh.com.au and take the next step on your career journey by submitting your application for this and other roles here - https://lrh.mercury.com.au

Diversity and Inclusion

We actively embrace workforce diversity, equity and inclusion, and encourage applications from across our community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  LRH’s Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants and can be contacted on (03) 5173 8653.

IMPORTANT:  All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be vaccinated for 3 COVID-19 doses and current season influenza vaccination, unless a valid medical exemption applies.

HOPE Senior Clinician

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Linda Waters - (03) 5128 0013
Owen Connolly - (03) 5128 0100

HOPE Senior Clinician