Senior Mental Health Clinician (RPN) - North West Sector

Job posted: 12/01/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 16327

Reference: 16327

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Senior Mental Health Clinician - Registered Mental Health Nurse 
80 hours a fortnight + ADO

Up to $25,000 incentive payments may be available to support relocation
(Be reimbursed for rent, childcare, school fees, relocation costs and more)

The Victorian Government has allocated funds to support rural and regional Area Mental Health Services (AMHS) to provide incentives to attract workers to roles that are difficult to fill.

The new workforce relocation and incentive grants program is being administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV).

More information including job vacancies and eligibility requirements click herehttps://www.rwav.com.au/area-mental-health-services/

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role

The North Adult Community mental health team deliver a timely and consistent service to consumers/families/carers requiring mental health support, undertaking bio-psycho social assessments and providing ongoing treatment in collaboration with the consumer, families and carers, the MDT, and other supportive agencies to achieve agreed goals and outcomes.  Clinicians use a recovery framework, focusing on a strengths-based approach.

Senior community clinicians are required to work a rostered function covering weekends to facilitate urgent assessments and support to clients in their own homes, ED, medical wards and clients from youth and aged services. The duty function includes assessments over the telephone and medication management/support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide evidence based and best practice clinical assessments, identify and prioritise clients Needs and develop risk management plans. 
  • Attend Mental Health Tribunals and ensure consumers rights are met under the Mental Health Act 2014.
  • Co-ordinate crisis assessments and admissions to mental health inpatients unit. 
  • Monitor physical health conditions and promote physical wellbeing. 
  • Monitor efficacy of medication
  • Develop recovery plans in collaboration with consumers, families and carers, prioritise and action areas identified. 
  • Support clinicians, providing education and clinical supervision.
  • Act as team leader in their absence

Skills and experience

  • Clinical experience in a range of mental health settings, including inpatient/community mental health. 
  • Well-developed mental health assessment skills
  • Good knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014 and other relevant legislation
  • Good knowledge of the recovery model and how this informs engagement with consumers
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and respond to crisis situations. 

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ballarat Region

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the state’s fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Vanessa Sharples, Team Leader,  on  5320 4100 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Senior Mental Health Clinician (RPN) - North West Sector

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Vanessa Sharples - 5320 4100

Senior Mental Health Clinician (RPN) - North West Sector