Senior Mental Health Clinician - Emergency Department

Job posted: 09/05/2024
Applications close: 23/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 36513

Reference: 36513

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

• Permanent, ongoing roles with excellent job security working on the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula
• Open to RN’s, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists & Clinical Psychologists with Mental Health experience
• Classification: RPN GRADE 4 YEAR 1-3 (NP75-NP77), SNR CLIN OCC THER YR 1-4 (YB24-YB27), PSYCHOLOGIST GR3 YR1-4 (PL1-PL4), SNR CLIN S WKR GR3 YR1-4 (YC46-YC49)*

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

Positions at this level utilise advanced clinical knowledge and skills to provide quality mental health services within their professional scope of practice. You will assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document comprehensive care within the area in accordance with evidence based best practice standards and Peninsula Health Values. You will undertake mental state, social and physical assessments that lead to recommendations for treatment, and provide education regarding prescribed medications, administer (Nursing) and assess effects of same.

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:
• Qualified Registered Nurse, Social Worker, OT or Clinical Psychologist with relevant registration (RPN ONLY: Post graduate qualification in Mental Health or specialist undergraduate Mental Health program).
• Demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality outcomes for consumers.
• Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Mental Health & Wellbeing Act 2022, the National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010, the National Standards for the Mental Health Workforce 2002 and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards including EQuIP.
• Communicates well with and relates to consumers from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
• Working knowledge of discipline specific legislation relevant to clinical practice
• Takes responsibility for own actions and is proactive and self-starting.
• Extensive experience in the mental health field including acute inpatient services and/or community mental health care.

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People Experience Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people. We encourage applications from individuals who identify as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, are culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+ or who have a disability to apply. We are also strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

We encourage you to talk to us about any adjustments or additional support you may require during the recruitment process.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:


*Please refer to salary circular for VICTORIAN PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2021-2024 for salary range. Sub-grading will be based on years of experience.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Peninsula Health immunisation policy.

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Senior Mental Health Clinician - Emergency Department

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Vanessa Mackay - 97843059

Senior Mental Health Clinician - Emergency Department