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Mental Health Clinician

Job posted: 31/05/2021
Applications close: 21/06/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 47814

Reference: 47814

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.


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 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, 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.


Mental Health Program


We offer one of the largest integrated public mental health services in Victoria. Our programs support more than one million people across Monash Health’s geographically and culturally diverse catchment population including areas of significant socioeconomic disadvantage. We also offer regional specialist services to the south eastern metropolitan and Gippsland regions for eating disorders and perinatal mental health services.


Wellness and Recovery Centre


The Monash Health Wellness and Recovery Centre (WRC), A Centre of Excellence in the Treatment of Eating Disorders is a multidisciplinary specialist service that offers an integrated model of care for people with eating disorders. The program encased in the WRC are:



  • Intensive Outpatient Groups Program (formerly the Butterfly Day Program) for individuals aged12-24 years.

  • Adult Inpatient Treatment for individuals aged 18 years or older

  • Adult Outpatient Treatment


Adolescent medicine


The Department of Adolescent Medicine provides expert inpatient and outpatient services for adolescents aged 12 to 18 years with a variety of acute and chronic medical problems that may or may not be complicated by additional psychiatric comorbidities. Areas of expertise include management of eating disorders, psychosomatic (mind and body) illness including and general medical illnesses such as acute infections.


Adolescent Medicine offers one of only four specialist Adolescent Medical Units in Victoria providing inpatient and outpatient care for young people with eating disorders. Eight acute beds are available for young people with an eating disorder at Monash Children’s Hospital, Clayton. These beds are for patients who require management of physical complications of their illness.


About the Role


The Mental Health Clinician roles on the Adolescent Medicine Inpatient Unit (Eating Disorders) will be responsible for providing high quality mental health care to young people (and their carers) experiencing the acute phase of their Eating Disorder.


This care will be provided within an evidence based specialized eating disorder framework and will encompass;



  • Medical monitoring and supervision

  • Nutritional rehabilitation

  • Weight restoration

  • Inhibition of eating disordered behaviours

  • Meal supervision including family meal support


The Mental Health Clinician has an integral role to play in supporting the daily operation of the inpatient service and will work closely with the operational and clinical leads; Adolescent Medicine physicians, Nurse Co-ordinator Eating Disorders, Nurse Unit Manager and nursing and allied health staff of the adolescent medicine ward to achieve this.


This role would suit an experienced mental health clinician who is passionate about supporting the recovery of individuals with an eating disorder.


The ability to engage and work with young people and their carers on an individual level and in a group capacity will be highly regarded. This role will suit someone who wants to be part of the ongoing development of a service to improve the health and wellbeing of people with an eating disorder in a service known for innovation.


What you need:



  • Current registration with AHPRA

  • Working with Children’s Check

  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications in mental health

  • Proven significant clinical experience


What’s in it for you?



  • A rare opportunity to join a leading Eating Disorder program at Monash Health

  • Support, mentoring and development from a highly experienced and well regarded leadership team

  • An opportunity to specialise in the field of Eating Disorders


As an employee of the largest public health service in Victoria, you will have access to salary packaging, onsite discounted staff car parking and gym and a generous Employee Assistance Program.


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 – e-mail applications will not be considered. 
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.


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)

  • 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.

Mental Health Clinician

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Contact:

Paige Stimpson - 0427 326 731
paige.stimpson@monashhealth.org

Mental Health Clinician