Senior Alcohol & Drug Clinician - Emergency Mental Health

Job posted: 15/09/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2024 (Midnight)
33 days remaining

33 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 181763

Reference: 181763

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Specialist role requiring candidate with specialist expertise in the assessment and treatment of AOD disorders
  • Permanent Full Time - 80 hours per fortnight + 1 accrued day off per month (part time considered)
  • Multidisciplinary role open to registered psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists and social workers

About the service

The Hospital Acute Intervention Service team is a 7 day a week, 24 hour service with three shifts. The team is a tertiary level, multidisciplinary mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment team.

The Emergency Mental Health team’s aim is to provide timely and effective mental health and drugs and alcohol assessments for all consumers and their families who present to the emergency department with acute mental health/drug and alcohol presentations and crisis. This service may be delivered as part of the MHAOD Hub, or within the Emergency Department more broadly. Clinicians also provide mental health assessment and treatment alongside Victoria Police (PACER) in the community

About you

  • Formal professionally recognised qualification in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, or Psychology (including endorsement to practice as clinical, neuro or forensic psychologist)
  • At least 5 years’ discipline specific professional experience (as per relevant EBA classification)
  • Demonstrated advanced level of clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of people with substance use and co-morbid mental health disorders
  • Sound working knowledge of Recovery Principles, Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Principles, Harm Reduction Principles, Family Inclusive Practice Principles, Trauma Informed Care; and a demonstrated capacity to implement these

About the role

The AOD Senior Clinician will provide specialist acute assessment, support and referral to internal teams or external agencies. Duties of your role include but are not limited to;

  • Clinical leadership and workflow management in collaboration with the Manager and Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Work in collaboration with the AOD Consultation Liaison
  • Service quality improvements within EMH, AIS and across MHDAS
  • Facilitate and actively seek opportunities for effective collaboration with internal and external service providers to Barwon Health
  • Provide discipline specific professional supervision and supervision of students within Barwon Health

What we offer

  • Self-rostering
  • 6 weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional Development
  • Access to employee wellness program
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
    • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
    • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace 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 sexual orientation.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)  We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Please contact mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au if you require assistance submitting your application.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.

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Senior Alcohol & Drug Clinician - Emergency Mental Health

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Rameen Razmara - 0402 133 281

Senior Alcohol & Drug Clinician - Emergency Mental Health