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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24546
Position Title Intensive Treatment Team Clinician
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location Peninsula Community Mental Health Service
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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 Mental Health Clinician, as a member of the multidisciplinary team, provides timely and responsive mental health assessment and treatment to people who require urgent, short term or ongoing intensive community based mental health assessment, treatment 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 Intensive Treatment Team

The Mornington Adult Intensive Treatment Team provides community based short term treatment interventions for clients 25-64 years.

The team works with the client and their comprehensive assessment and care plan to provide intensive community based short term treatment interventions during an acute phase of illness as an alternative to hospitalisation. This includes frequent reviews by clinicians and specialist medical staff, including Consultant Psychiatrists, treatment provision and planning, liaison and linkage with private providers and primary care.

The team works a 7 day rotating roster, 3 shifts per day 8:30am-5pm , a mid shift and 2pm-10:30pm.

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

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.


• Supportive and dynamic team environment
• Beautiful Bayside SE suburbs location
• Excellent work life balance and flexibility
• Generous salary packaging
• Soon to move to purpose built facility in Mornington

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:

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

New Account Users:
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 position 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.

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Selection Criteria
Contact Person Michelle Plozza
Contact Number 59860684
Alternate Contact Person Sarah Coffey
Alternate Contact Number 59860684
Closing Date 20/03/2019
Position Description Community Mental Health Clinician.pdf