Emergency Mental Health Service Clinician

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Flexible Working Arrangements
Reference: MMH 66

We have numerous opportunities available including Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN3 or RPN4), Occupational Therapist (Grade 2 or Grade 3), Social Worker (Grade 2 or Grade 3) or Psychologist (Grade 2 or Grade 3) to join the Mercy Mental Health Services team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work full time, shift work, in a multidisciplinary acute crisis services team. The successful applicant will perform varied roles across numerous sites which include ECATT at Western Hospital Footscray, ECATT and Psychiatric Triage at Werribee Hospital as well as PACER for the Westgate PACER unit. This role encompasses all of the Emergency Mental Health Services, including CATT, which operates out of Hoppers Crossing. This is a really varied role, which offers flexibility and multiple work areas, which should appeal to experienced staff looking to work in acute Mental Health Services.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 7000 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

Mercy Mental Health supports people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also offer inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

If you’re looking for less than full time employment you are welcome to apply, we are happy to discuss this as we understand everyone has busy lives and sometimes it’s easier to fit a career in around family if you’re a mum with little children!
Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

• An APHRA Registration Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist, or if you are a Social Worker you will have a recognised degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership for the Association of Australian Social Workers. Registered Nurses would also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Mental Health).
• At least 3 years’ experience working specifically in Mental Health, either on an inpatient acute unit, as a case manager, forensic care or already having held a position in CATT, Triage or ECATT previously.
• A high level of verbal and written skills in English with the ability to clearly assess and document a mental state examination and risk assessment and prioritise varying workloads.
• An excellent working knowledge of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014 and the Victorian state wide Mental Health triage scale.
• Provide a recent police check and a current Working with Children card.

Additionally the successful applicant might have had some training which will assist them seeing a variety of different patients in the emergency department, such as:
• Formal training in DBT or other therapies that are useful to assist patients with a personality disorder.
Formal training in assessment of child and youth clients, family therapy or geriatric mental health

• Values driven culture
• Salary packaging benefits
• Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development
• Camp Australia School Holiday Program
• Thrive @ Mercy – our health & wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best you can be
• Stepping Stones – our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work life balance
• Fully funded childcare referral service

To find out more about these exciting initiatives, please visit Mercy Health Careers homepage (http://careers.mercy.com.au/)

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

Enquiries to: Matt Armstrong, Emergency Mental Health Services Manager, (03) 8754 3577
Quote Ref No: MMH 66
Applications Close: Sunday, 8 October 2017