Rapid Response Clinician

Job posted: 01/03/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (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: 57567

Reference: 57567

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

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 22,000 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.

Dandenong EPS Engage Team

The Dandenong Emergency Psychiatry Service (EPS) is introducing a new interprofessional team which brings together clinicians from Mental health AOD and lived experience to provide speacilised and integrated care to patients presenting to the ED with high acuity mental health and complex psychosocial needs. This service is called the ENGAGE team and is located in the emergency department, the team will provide a seven day a week, extended hours service.

One key function of the team is the Rapid Response Mental Health Clinician. The Rapid Response Clinicians will lead the co-ordination and streaming of patients identified as requiring a behavioural health response in order to facilitate appropriate and timely assessment and treatment. The rapid rsponse team provides early assessment of patients by senior clinicians to enhance early decsion making, timely investigation, treament and disposition decisions to improve patient experience and length of stay.

About The Role

The Rapid Response clinician plays an integral role in the provision of rapid response upfront senior decision making for patients presenting with mental health and AOD needs to guide priorities and referral within the EPS model of care.  As a senior clinician, you will be responsible for providing clinical leadership and expertise to influence quality of care within EPS, coordinating the patient journey and nominating appropriate pathways of care. You will work in partnership and collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary Engage team, Mental Health program, AOD services, allied health and lived experience workforce.   
The Rapid Response clinician (RPN4) role presents a fantastic opportunity to join a new team implementing an enhanced model of care. You will also 

  • Provide high level leadership, clinical advice and advocacy for patients presenting in crisis with mental health, AOD and/or psychosocial needs;
  • Perform Emergency Department-based mental health and AOD assessments of people including comprehensive risk assessments and safety planning;
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with multiple stakeholders (including NOK, carers, family and/or nominated persons, multidisciplinary team and community agencies).

Ongoing Full and Part time roles available working across Rotating Shift Monday to Sunday.

Monash Health employee benefits:

  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite subsidised staff parking
  • Discounted banking (BankVic)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars

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.

To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Rapid Response Clinician

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Bev Brussen - 0409521337

Rapid Response Clinician