Manager Paediatric Emergency Psychiatric Service (P-EPS)

Job posted: 14/11/2022
Applications close: 28/11/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 55569

Reference: 55569

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • Unique opportunity to set up new dedicated paediatric assessment Mental Health team
  • Previous Management experience is desirable but not essential
  • This role is full time ongoing permanent.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We are proud to provide health care to one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Moorabbin 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 the Paediatric Emergency Psychiatric Service (P-EPS)

The P-EPS is a new initiative for the dedicated mental health assessment of children and adolescents and is the first of its kind outside of the Royal Children's hospital in the State of Victoria. It is designed to provide timely and dedicated assessment of children and adolescents within the new Children's Emergency Department thereby providing a more conducive environment for complex presentations within a bio-psychosocial model. This service will be phased in and is expected to be fully operational by mid 2023 when it is expected that it will operate as a 24/7 service.

The service will comprise a multi-disciplinary team from within the Early in Life Mental Health Service Program (ELMHS) including Lived Experience staff and will have synergies with all other ELMHS sub-programs and the inpatient unit.

About the Role

The role of the P-EPS Manager is to provide operational oversight for the staff of this new team and ensure that a timely dedicated service is provided to presenting Child and Adolescents, their families and/or carers. The role will also involve establishing a close working liaison with the larger Children's Emergency Department Team and the Mental Health Program more generally.

In establishing the team the Manger will lead the recruitment of the team in conjunction with the Community Services Manager to whom they will directly report.

More broadly the Manger will ensure that Monash Health's iCARE values underpin the philosophy of this new team and that it functions in a professional and responsive manner for betterment of patients and families who present for Mental Health assessment.

About You
The successful applicant for the Manager's role will preferably be highly experienced in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health and may come from a number of disciplines currently operating within the Mental Health Program. They should have strong values about the central role of the lived experience workforce, wellbeing support, and co-design in mental health service development and delivery.  They should have strong values about inclusion and diversity with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a person centred focus, emphasising choice and flexibility. They are expected to be enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively, able to prioritise and meet deadlines. Be autonomous in work organization and time management. Be adept in problem solving and is a solution focused person.

Monash Health will offer:

  • salary packaging
  • friendly and supportive culture
  • opportunity to experience various teams
  • on-going supervision and professional development

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.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org.

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.
Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses for COVID-19.

All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza as part of their application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement which can be accessed via myGov.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Manager Paediatric Emergency Psychiatric Service (P-EPS)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Jeremy Sheppard - 0419 314 247

Manager Paediatric Emergency Psychiatric Service (P-EPS)