Senior Clinician - Clozapine GP Shared Care, BIT and HOPE

Job posted: 08/03/2023
Applications close: 07/04/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 29357

Reference: 29357

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Senior Clinician/ Senior Psychiatric Nurse - Clozapine GP Shared Care

  • Permanent, Full Time with monthly day off (part time considered)
  • Box Hill Hospital
  • Generous salary + super + salary packaging

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Eastern Health Mental Health and Wellbeing Program has a Clozapine GP Shared Care team that works working within the Brief Intervention Team (BIT) and Hospital Outreach Post- Suicidal Engagement (HOPE) teams.  The role requires an experienced and highly skilled mental health professional.

The Senior Clinician - Clozapine GP Shared Care works with the treating Consultant Psychiatrist, providing consumers with a consultation on a six monthly basis, with subsequent recommendations being forwarded to the treating General Practitioner.

The position of Senior Clinician-Clozapine GP Shared Care will be responsible for the coordination of Clozapine related matters and monitoring across the Eastern Health Mental Health and Wellbeing Program (MHWP), at all times ensuring compliance with set protocols, guidelines, policies and procedures. The role works collaboratively with all Eastern Health services, with consumers of the service and their families, community General Practitioners and with approved community dispensing pharmacies.

In addition, for part of this role the senior clinician will work, outside of the Clozapine Share Care team, as part of the broader BIT & HOPE teams providing comprehensive recovery orientated assessment and therapy. The senior clinician will work collaboratively with consumers to strive towards their preferred future whilst working collaboratively with their families, carers and relevant agencies. The BIT and HOPE teams practice Solution-focused recovery care through the lens of the Collaborative Recovery Model.

About you

 To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • Registration with AHPRA as a Division 1 nurse
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in mental health
  • Completion of post graduate diploma in mental health nursing
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership at a level consistent with the responsibilities of a senior clinician.
  • Extensive post-graduate experience and a high level of expertise in offering clinical support to people living with mental ill health and differing ability, including psychiatric and nursing specific assessment and provision of specialist therapeutic intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise, collaborate and negotiate with other services (including GPs) and consumer and carer groups

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals
  • Applications will be screened upon receipt

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Senior Clinician - Clozapine GP Shared Care, BIT and HOPE

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


MICHELE ORR - (04) 6772 5449
Alan Bates - (04) 3914 3137

Senior Clinician - Clozapine GP Shared Care, BIT and HOPE