Senior Mental Health Clinician (RPN) - North West Sector

Job posted: 30/04/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 18847

Reference: 18847

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

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. We're looking for a Mental Health Clinician to join the team on a full time basis of 80 hours per fortnight with monthly ADO

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 and Wellbeing Act 2022
  • 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. 

Skills and experience

  • Recent 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. 

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
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

About Grampians Health
Grampians Health provides healthcare to a large region at our campuses based in Ballarat, Dimboola, Edenhope, Horsham and Stawell.

Our mission is to deliver sustainable healthcare tailored to evolving community and workforce needs. We strive to enhance services and careers, providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Joining Grampians Health means being part of a diverse team, with a variety of career opportunities in acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care and support services.

Ballarat Region
Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states 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 Rajesh Thankappan, Team leader or Beth Fernandes 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


Rajesh Thankappan - 5320 4100
Beth Fernandes - 5320 4100

Senior Mental Health Clinician (RPN) - North West Sector