Lead Clinician - Mental Health

Job posted: 03/07/2024
Applications close: 17/07/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Campaspe

Job type: Full Time - Fixed Term

Organisation: Bendigo Health

Salary: $90,854 - $116,251

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 762

Reference: 762

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $90,854 - $116,251

Work location: North West Region | Campaspe

The Role

The team is part of Bendigo Health’s Mental Health Department.

As well as providing a community based adult mental health service in Bendigo, psychiatric services also has community based teams located in 5 rural areas throughout the region - Castlemaine, Kyneton, Maryborough in the South and Echuca and Swan Hill in the North. These multidisciplinary teams provide care to persons living in their communities experiencing mental illness 16 - 64 years.


In the context of an integrated community mental health team, and under the direction of the Manager and team Psychiatrist, Community Mental Health Clinicians provide psychiatric triage, intake, assessment and treatment, psycho-education and support for patients of Psychiatric Services and their families /carer(s).


Treatment and support is recovery focused and provided during all stages of illness. While these rural teams provide assessment, treatment and short-long term interventions Monday to Friday, out of hours and weekend crisis assessment and treatment is managed through the Regional Psychiatric Triage Service.


As with the Bendigo Adult Community Mental Health Team (BACMHT), as well as providing proactive treatment and support in the community setting, lead clinicians remain involved in the care, treatment and discharge planning of their patients throughout any inpatient and/or residential admissions. Referral to any of the regional adult community mental health teams is typically through Bendigo Health's Regional Psychiatric Triage Service.



Working with Bendigo Health

Bendigo Health are a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture.

Created by our community in the 1850s, we have a long, proud history of delivering excellent care to our community.

Our organisation is diverse, welcoming and committed to delivering our vision of Excellent Care. Every Person, Every Time.

Bendigo Health has around 5000 staff and a catchment area covering a quarter of the size of Victoria. The three main campuses of Bendigo Health are in Bendigo, with many services extended to regional settings including areas such as Mildura, Echuca, Swan Hill, Kyneton and Castlemaine.

  • We offer a fantastic range of benefits for our staff, including: Staff health and wellbeing programs
  • Career development and education opportunities
  • Generous salary packaging opportunities, to increase your take-home pay each fortnight
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Use of staff gym and pool and access to other fitness facilities through fitness passport program

If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.


Your new division

The Mental Health Service provides psychiatric care and treatment across a large catchment area in Victoria stretching from Swan Hill in the north of the state to Gisborne in the south. Family sensitive practice is central to our models of mental health care and best practice ensures the identification, inclusion and support of families, carers and children.


Bendigo Region

Bendigo is one of Victoria’s largest regional cities making it a great city to live and work in. Bendigo provides services for the region’s population of over 320,000 and so the city offers excellent schools, shopping and cultural precincts, sporting facilities and various tertiary facilities. We can offer generous flexible working arrangements - giving you more time to enjoy the fantastic restaurants, beautiful parks, walking trails and wineries within our region.



We’d love to hear from you!  Please ensure that you attach a cover letter and an up-to-date copy of your resume.  

Need more information?  Please contact Brendan Watson Manager on 5481 0700 for a confidential discussion.  


Diversity and Inclusion

Bendigo Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and social inclusion and encourage people from a diverse cultural background, people with disabilities and or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


Position Description: HERE 

Lead Clinician - Mental Health

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Full Time - Fixed Term

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BWatson@bendigohealth.org.au - Emma - 54810700

Lead Clinician - Mental Health