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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24495
Position Title Community Mental Health Clinician (CATT)
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Location Frankston Hospital
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• Located on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula
• Generous Salary Packaging options
• Enjoy an accrued day off each month!


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 currently has an opportunity for an experienced and person centred Community Mental Health Clinician (qualified Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) to join the Access & Assessment Team on a part time basis. This position has a primary focus on Youth Assessment and Treatment, however will including Adult Assessment and Treatment as required. Collaborating closely with the multidisciplinary team, the Mental Health Clinician will develop and implement clinical practice improvement strategies, working with staff to develop improved clinical outcomes regarding Youth assessment and treatment.

Key Responsibilities
• Utilise advanced clinical knowledge and skills to provide quality mental health • • services within your professional scope of practice.
• Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document comprehensive care in accordance with evidence based best practice standards and Peninsula Health Values.
• Primary focus on youth assessment and treatment. Adult assessment and treatment will also be required, as per operational requirements.
• 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, 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 psychotic medications and administer (nursing) and assess effects of same.
• Provide counselling and therapy to clients.
• Responsibility for maintaining state of the art knowledge of the mental health speciality.
• Contribute to the training and development of direct care staff regarding youth assessment and treatment.
• Liaise with internal and external service providers as required

Essential Criteria
• Qualified and Registered, with relevant National Board (Mental Health nursing qualification such as a post graduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing or a specialist undergraduate Mental Health nursing program).
• Demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality outcomes for consumers.
• Demonstrated clinical knowledge and skills commensurate with experience, including advanced youth assessment and treatment skills.
• 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 2013 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 (1992)

Benefits

• 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
• Supportive and dynamic team environment
• Parking - On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites

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 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 and meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card.
• 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: Qualified and registered, with relevant National Board
Essential: Demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality outcomes for consumers
Essential: Demonstrated clinical knowledge and skills commensurate with experience, including youth assessment and treatment
Essential: 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 2013 and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards including EQuIP
Essential: Extensive experience in the mental health field including acute inpatient services and/or community mental health care
Essential: Proven ability in the management of clients with a major mental illness and in the techniques of assessment, crisis intervention, counselling and psychosocial rehabilitation
Essential: Able to use basic computer software applications. Prepares written documentation using clear, concise and grammatically correct language
Desirable: Current drivers licence
Contact Person Kelly Burroughs
Contact Number 97847159
Contact Email kburroughs@phcn.vic.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Zoe Francis
Alternate Contact Number 97847159
Closing Date 13/11/2018
Position Description Community Mental Health Clinician.pdf