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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 26597
Position Title Program Manager - Acute Mental Health
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Location Frankston Hospital
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• Mornington Peninsula Location
• Salary Packaging Benefits

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
The Program Manager Acute Mental Health will provide operational and strategic leadership to the Acute Mental Health Programs Mental Health Telephone Triage, Acute Assessment Team, PACER, Adult Acute In-patient Unit (2West), Consultation Liaison and Psychiatric Assessment and Planning Unit, Youth and Adult Prevention and Recovery Care units and the HOPE program. This role will operate in a dual governance partnership with the Head of Adult Psychiatrist role to ensure the provision of high quality, evidenced based acute and subacute mental health programs.

Key Responsibilities
• Provides professional leadership to all staff in their program of responsibility
• The Program Manager Acute Mental Health will be responsible for management of budgets, quality care and monitoring of key performance indicators
• Manage the planning, development and implementation of the mental Health service initiatives in line with the Peninsula Health Strategic Plan

Essential Criteria
• Registered Nurse with post basic qualifications in Mental Health or Allied Health equivalent
• Extensive Experience working in the Mental Health field
• Evidence of ongoing professional development and training
• Advanced leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead in complex environments

• Generous Salary Packaging - maximise an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage
• Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
• Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location
• Career development opportunities
• Supportive team environment

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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1. Click 'Sign in' and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

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1. Click 'Register' to create an account
2. Once registered, click 'Sign in' in the top right hand corner
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 complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
• 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.
• Peninsula Health ensures the safety and wellbeing of Victorians living with a disability and will conduct an additional pre-employment check prior to making an offer of employment to a potential employee. This safeguard strengthens existing pre-employment screening processes to better protect people with disability who access disability services.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Are you a Registered Nurse with post basic qualifications in Mental Health or Allied Health equivalent?
Essential: Do you have extensive experience working in the Mental Health field?
Essential: Do you have advanced leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead in complex environments?
Contact Person Bronwyn Lawman
Contact Number 97847101
Closing Date 09/12/2019
Position Description Program Manager Acute Mental Health.pdf