Senior Emergency Mental Health Clinician

Job posted: 03/06/2024
Applications close: 01/07/2024 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: $106,158 - $121,477

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 11480

Reference: 11480

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $106,158 - $121,477

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

About the Role:

We have multiple permanent part-time (or casual) night shifts available (up to 40 hours per week vacant), within the Emergency Mental Health Team. EFT negotiable!

You will be responsible for be working collaboratively with the Emergency Department staff regarding the management of mental health presentations, provide support to families and carers, liaise with emergency services, contribute to research and evaluation activities, and facilitate mental health promotion and education. 

What You’ll Achieve:

  • Purposefully and expertly engage children, adolescents and their families in high quality recovery-focused care through assessment and intervention.
  • Provide leadership through modelling a high standard of professional and interpersonal skills, attitudes and behaviours.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Emergency Department staff, Consultant Psychiatrists, community agencies and to maximise service coordination and cooperation.
  • Complete accurate, timely and professional clinical record keeping and documentation

We are looking for experienced Senior Mental Health Clinicians  (Grade 3 Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, or Grade 4 Registered Psychiatric Nurse). Current Registration as an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Registered Nurse with the applicable Health Practitioner Board or a qualified Social Worker.  For Psychologists, this means full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and endorsement as Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Registration Board of Australia (Masters Degree minimum). Australian working rights.  

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated expert clinical skills and experience in the provision of child and adolescent mental health care within a trauma-informed framework. Extensive experience working with families/carers would be highly regarded. 
  • Demonstrated clinical skills and experience in the provision of effective and efficient child and adolescent triage, assessment and mental health care
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders to maximise service coordination
  • Capacity to provide systemic containment, education and support predominantly to medical systems of care, DFFHS, and youth residential care services. 

If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.

About the Department:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides urgent medical care to children and adolescents. The department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Approximately 90,000 patients, ranging from newborns to teenagers, are seen each year; this equates to 250 patients per day on average.

The RCH Emergency Department (ED) is staffed by a medical team, nurse practitioners, nursing team, clerical, allied health (i.e. social work, mental health workers etc.) and administrative staff as well as ward service assistants.

What we Offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Parkville location and close to public transport
  • Discounted on-site car parking
  • Flexible work options available

Other Requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure

Application Process

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!

For more information about this position please contact either Sarah Dordevic or Olga Pantazopoulos, Emergency Mental Health Co-ordinators at mh-ed-coord@rch.org.au

Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption

Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 01 July 2024

Senior Emergency Mental Health Clinician

Job type:

Part time

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mh-ed-coord@rch.org.au - David Reid - +61393455545

Senior Emergency Mental Health Clinician