Senior Clinician Emergency Mental Health

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

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 56264

Reference: 56264

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Senior Clinician Emergency Mental Health

  • Full time and part time rotating roster - P3, SW3, OT3, RPN4

  • Inner West Area Mental Health Service located at Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department

  • Police, Ambulance and Clinical Early Response rotation

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team


The Inner West Emergency Mental Health Team (EMH) is a multi-disciplinary team, which provides a 24-hour, 7-day/week assessment and treatment service to people experiencing psychiatric crisis who present to The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s (RMH) Emergency Department. 


  • We are a small specialised consultation service that is co-located in the RMH Emergency Department. 

  • The team maintains a pivotal role within the ED providing an interface between community mental health services, IWAMHS Post Discharge Mental Health Support program and inpatient services including Consultation Liaison Psychiatry.

  • EMH contribute to the assessment, management, treatment and discharge planning of consumers who present in crisis and with potential mental health disorders.

  • The team operates in a dynamic, fast paced environment and works closely with Alcohol and Other Drugs (AoD) and care coordination services.


Your success in this role, will be in your ability to


  • Capacity to work autonomously to support individuals presenting in mental health crisis, where possible including family and carers in treatment outcomes.

  • Develop and excel in your clinical assessment and application of targeted brief interventions, risk assessment, crisis management and communication skills.

  • Consult with ED staff whilst identifying and assessing persons with a possible mental illness.

  • Contribute discipline specific expertise to a supportive multidisciplinary team.


Your Contribution

  • Possess formal qualifications and registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mental illness and the assessment of disorders including relevant legislation pertinent to the role.


Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.  

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.


The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications. 

IWAMHS is part of NorthWestern Mental Health which boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

Alex Smith, Manager RMH Ambulatory Mental Health Services

(m) 0417 536 251 alexandra.smith@mh.org.au

Mark Bint, EMH Team Leader

(m) 0428 404 681 | mark.bint@mh.org.au


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

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Alexandra Smith - 0417536251
Mark Bint - 0428404681

Senior Clinician Emergency Mental Health