The role will contribute to the efficient and effective operations of the NECATS services through clinical input and support. As a clinical team member you are responsible for providing consumer focussed mental health interventions, treatment and discharge planning whilst performing the duties of this position according to the standards of the profession and the department. The clinician will utilise a recovery approach in their work and will develop and draw on the resources of people with a lived experience of mental illness
Current registration with AHPRA or equivalent governing body with at least 5 years’ experience in mental health/risk assessment and management. Well developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills. Relevant professional qualification in a health related discipline (psychology, nursing, social work, occupational therapy or speech pathology) with current Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) where applicable. Nurses must have a Post-Graduate Qualification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or equivalent. Demonstrated knowledge of recovery and collaborative clinical practice. Demonstrate well developed skills and knowledge in community mental health, including crisis intervention, telephone triaging, consultation, referral, mental state and risk assessment, treatment and collaborative care planning. Relevant knowledge and demonstrated skills in crisis intervention for people in psychiatric crisis. Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act (2014) and other relevant legislation and policies. Demonstrated understanding of the Mental Health Triage Scale. Ability to work collaboratively with clients experiencing psychiatric illness and disability, their families and carers, as part of a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise, consult and work within a multi- disciplinary team and a team environment. Well-developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. Possess and demonstrates a commitment to high levels of customer service, both internal and external to Austin Health. Pursues and demonstrates a commitment to professional development in order to maintain, strengthen and broaden clinical knowledge and expertise. Has an undertaking to actively and independently participate in clinical supervision with a discipline senior. Computer literacy and a willingness to increase skill base. Current driver’s licence
Position Details Reference Number 28006 Position Title CATS Clinician RPN4, SW3, OT3 Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time Location Off Site Department / Ward / Clinical Area NECATS Hours per Week 40.00 Position Summary Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation. An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced RPN4, OT3, SW3 to join our Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team on a fixed term full time basis. We are an integrated component of Austin Health's Mental Health Division and pride ourselves on being consumer recovery focused. The NECAT service and it's subprograms provide highly skilled clinical assessment and treatment options and work closely with local service providers and other specialist mental health services. This is an interesting and varied position offering a unique opportunity to utilise your specialist assessment and brief crisis intervention skills, provide specialist secondary consultations, clinical leadership, support and oversight of delegated duties to members of the team, network with stakeholders and carers and participate in quality improvement activities. Full details can be found in the position description. Required skill set and qualifications include current registration with AHPRA or equivalent governing body with at least 5 years’ experience in mental health/risk assessment and management, well developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills. Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check. Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged. Contact Person Julie Hume Contact Number (03) 9496 6500 Alternate Contact Person Diana Kavelj Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 6331 Closing Date 26/12/2018 Position Description CATS Clinician RPN4OT3SW3 Nov18(1).pdf Open Application Guide click here to view
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