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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 22735
Position Title Mental Health Clinicians - Emergency Department
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Limited Term Full Time, Limited Term Part Time
Location Frankston Hospital
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• Your chance to live and work on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula
• Permanent Full Time and Part Time hours available
• Nursing and Allied Health positions available for Mental Health Trained Clinicians

About the Role:
Peninsula Health is seeking experienced mental health clinicians to work in the emergency department as a part of the Mental Health Clinician/ Consultation Liaison (MHCL) team.

About Mental Health Consultation Liaison team
Mental Health Consultation Liaison service is the assessment (face to face), treatment and planning service for patients with co-morbid mental health and physical health needs who have presented to the Emergency Department at Frankston Hospital.
Mental Health Consultation Liaison service provides support, advice and guidance to non-mental health staff, clients, carers and families and addresses discharge planning with community mental health and support services to ensure appropriate mental health follow-up.

The MHCL team is a specialised mental health team and consists of:

• Senior Nurses
• Allied Health Clinicians
• Consultant Psychiatrist
• Psychiatric Registrar

Key Responsibilities
• Complete detailed and comprehensive assessments of clients presenting with mental health concerns
• Liaison with external services and family/carers
• Support staff to deliver optimum evidenced based person centred care
• Appropriately managing bed allocation and maintain patient flow
• Proactively support staff in identifying and managing clinical risk

Essential Criteria:
• Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration or registration with appropriate Allied Health organisation.
• Professional postgraduate qualification in mental health.

For a full list of key responsibilities and essential and desirable criteria, please review the position description.

• 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
• Supportive team environment
• Career development
• The opportunity to make your mark in the local community

How to apply:
To apply, please click the APPLY NOW button to forward your current resume and covering letter for consideration.

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.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Susan Smith
Contact Number 0434738787
Contact Email ssmith@phcn.vic.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Allan Carlow
Alternate Contact Number 0488318030
Closing Date 10/01/2019
Position Description MHCL ED PD Grade 3.pdf