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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24423
Position Title Case Manager - Community Mental Health
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location Peninsula Community Mental Health Service
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• Mornington Peninsula Location
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About Peninsula Health
Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Position Summary
Peninsula Health's Community Mental Health Service is seeking an innovative and energetic Mental Health Clinician to be part of an expanding mental health service.

The Mental Health Clinician, as a member of the multidisciplinary team, provides timely and responsive mental health assessment and treatment to people who require community based intervention and support. The Clinician works competently within their scope of practice to deliver safe, evidence based person centred care to achieve optimal health outcomes.

If you are a team player and are excited by the desire to provide evidence-based excellence in care to our consumers and carers then we would love to hear from you!

About our Adult Case Management Team.
The Mornington and Frankston Adult Case management Teams provide community treatment through recovery focused case management for clients 25-64 years.

The team works Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm.

Key Responsibilities
• Positions at this level utilise advanced clinical knowledge and skills to provide quality mental health services within their professional scope of practice.
• Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document comprehensive care within the area in accordance with evidence based best practice standards and Peninsula Health Values.
• Ensure the safety of the public, patients and staff in relation to the provision of a safe environment from both OH&S and Infection Control Perspectives.
• Complete all mandatory training as per policy and participate in organised training and development activities.
• Assist in the orientation of new staff and the supervision and instruction of students.
• Undertake mental state, social and physical assessments that lead to recommendations for treatment.
• Prepare care plans in collaboration with clients and their nominated support person(s).
• Provide education regarding prescribed medications, administer (Nursing) and assess effects of same.
• Provide counselling and therapy to clients.
• Be responsible for maintaining contemporary knowledge of the mental health speciality.
• Contribute to the training and development of direct care staff regarding the speciality area.
• Liaise with internal and external service providers as required.

Essential Criteria
• Qualified and registered, with relevant National Board (clinical psychology for Psychologist; Mental Health nursing qualification such as a post graduate qualification in psychiatric/mental health nursing or a specialist undergraduate psychiatric/mental health nursing program).
• Social Work: Degree in social work or other relevant qualification, with relevant qualification and approved for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
• Demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality outcomes for consumers.
• Demonstrated clinical knowledge and skills commensurate with experience.
• Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014, 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
• Compliance with other relevant legislation
• Working knowledge of discipline specific legislation relevant to clinical practice
• Able to use basic computer software applications.
• Prepares written documentation using clear, concise and grammatically correct language.
• Communicates well with and relates to consumers from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
• 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
• Proven ability in the management of clients with a major mental illness and in the techniques of assessment, crisis intervention, counselling and psychosocial rehabilitation
• Familiarity with the Australian Health Minister’s Mental Health Statement of Rights and responsibilities (2012) and the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care (1991)

• Supportive and dynamic team environment
• Beautiful Bayside SE suburbs location, the best surprise being traveling against traffic.
• Excellent work life balance and flexibility
• Generous salary packaging

How to apply

To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

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3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

If you experience any issues signing in or registering to our careers page, please feel welcome to contact our HR Hotline on 03 9784 2700.

If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below

Other Information
• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement.
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
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Selection Criteria Essential: Current registration with relevant board.
Essential: Post Graduate Diploma in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing or to have completed a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program or a specialist post basic course of training which led to registration as a Division 3 Nurse/Equivalent allied health qualification.
Essential: Current Drivers Licence.
Desirable: Demonstrated working knowledge of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014, including: the mental health principles, the protections of rights (including working with Nominated Persons and Advance Statements).
Desirable: Extensive experience (this would usually be at least 2 years) in the mental health field including inpatient services and/or community mental health care. Demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality outcomes for consumers and demonstrated clinical knowledge and skills.
Desirable: Demonstrated knowledge of the National Standards for Mental Health Services and the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards including EQuIP.
Desirable: Working knowledge of discipline specific legislation relevant to clinical practice.
Desirable: Working knowledge of the Guardianship and Administration Board. Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004).
Desirable: Prepare written documentation using clear, concise and grammatically correct language.
Desirable: Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Contact Person Tara Menassa
Contact Number 97846999
Contact Email tmenassa@phcn.vic.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Nicole Anderson
Alternate Contact Number 97846999
Closing Date 23/10/2018
Position Description Community Mental Health Clinician 2018.pdf