Mental Health ED Clinician

Job posted: 10/03/2023
Applications close: 26/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Latrobe Regional Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 16639

Reference: 16639

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Mental Health Emergency Department Clinician - PECT (Psychiatric Emergency Care Team)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and suitably qualified Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3, Social Work Grade 2, Occupational Therapist Grade 2 or Psychologist Level 2 to join the Psychiatric Emergency Care Team in the Emergency Department and Mental Health Telephone Triage on a full-time or part-time / ongoing basis.

Based within easy commuting distance from pristine beaches, snow-capped mountains and large regional townships, Gippsland offers an abundance of adventure, a community atmosphere, education facilities, hiking, boating and beautiful scenery. This opportunity presents a chance to make a ‘tree change’ for professionals looking to relocate from the congestion of the city, or to those looking to expand their breadth of experience.

Reporting to the Psychiatric Emergency Care Team Manager the successful applicant will play an important role in the undertaking of a range of mental health clinical duties including the provision of high standard acute clinical assessment, evidence-based treatment and support consumers experiencing significant mental health difficulties and their carers/families.

The successful applicant will take ownership to undertake the following:

  • Conduct assessments in a timely manner as determined by risk, urgency, distress, dysfunction and disability utilizing CMI (Client Management Interface) document.
  • To provide recovery orientated practice using the Optimal Health Program.
  • Completion of safety plans in collaboration with consumer’s carers, significant others and the multi-disciplinary team
  • Use current evidence-based interventions and collaborate with community organisations to meet identified needs
  • Monitor the consumer's physical/medical state and associated treatments in conjunction with their mental state and associated treatments
  • Provide pharmacological/psycho-education specific to the consumer’s requirements
  • Provide clinical work and brief interventions to individuals and carers/families.
  • Facilitate information exchange to the consumers General Practitioner and other services related to the consumer’s needs.    
  • Adhere to responsible rostering and leave management practices
  • Adhere to organisational documentation guidelines when recording treatment and support in a comprehensive, factual and sequential manner
  • Participate in clinical supervision
  • Work in accordance with the LRH values, policy and procedures, all relevant legislation and DHHS directions.

To be successful in this position you will need to have:

  • The ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to mental health consumers
  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014 and other relevant legislation.
  • Capacity to work effectively within a team structure and as a sole clinician
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external services.
  • Working knowledge of NSQHS
  • Ability to work independently

For further information about this position please contact Melissa Bassler, PECT Manager, on 5173 8279

The Victorian Government has allocated funds to support rural and regional Area Mental Health Services (AMHS) to provide incentives to attract workers to roles that are difficult to fill. The regional mental health workforce incentive grants will support the attraction, recruitment, and retention of new workers to Latrobe Regional Hospitals mental health services in regional Victoria. This role has been identified as being eligible for an incentive payment of up to $20,000 subject to eligibility and negotiation with successful candidates. This incentive may be used to reimburse rent, childcare, school fees, relocation costs and more!

Why work for LRH?

A leading Gippsland employer, Latrobe Regional Hospital is Gippsland's specialist referral and trauma centre located 150km east of Melbourne. We are a purpose-built teaching hospital caring for a population of more than 260,000 people.Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency, intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.

We offer:

  • A friendly and supportive team
  • A collaborative and innovative working environment
  • Training and education
  • Staff Wellbeing Clinic
  • Career progression opportunities

Our unique difference:

  • Regional lifestyle opportunities
  • Access to excellent schools, health and transport services
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, paid parental leave and flexible working conditions
  • Expanding specialist services with future redevelopments & expansions

Our commitment to you:

LRH is recognized as a leading learning hospital providing ongoing career opportunities.  We provide a safe and rewarding work environment for all of our staff and have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership excellence, education and training.

Now is an exciting time to join our team with significant growth on the horizon.

Diversity and Inclusion

At LRH we value workforce diversity and inclusion, where individual uniqueness is embraced. We value diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexuality.

At LRH we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.

We at LRH strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the People & Culture team via email at XX noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Mental Health ED Clinician

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Peter Foote - (03) 5173 8279
Jessica Cherry - (03) 5173 8751

Mental Health ED Clinician