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Mental Health Clinician (RPN3, SW/OT2) - Aged Psychiatry

LocationCaulfield Hospital
Work TypePart time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68190
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • Permanent, Part-time (4 days wk)
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist Grade 2
  • Located at Caulfield Hospital - Mobile Aged Psychiatry Service
  • Frequent professional development opportunities and regular professional supervision

The Department

The Aged Psychiatry Service (APS) provides assessment, treatment and ongoing management for people over the age of 65 years with a mental health disorder including psychological & behavioural disturbances, for persons residing in the Inner South East catchment area.

The APS consists of Baringa which is a 15-bed acute inpatient unit as well as the community based Mobile Aged Psychiatry Service (MAPS), a hospital-based Consultation & Liaison service (including off campus Transitional Care Program (TCP).

The role

As one of the Case Managers, you will be responsible for a range of clinical mental health services including triage/intake, mental state examinations, risk assessments, care planning, treatment, case management and discharge planning for persons generally over the age of 65.

You will act as a resource person to other staff in clinical problem solving and is also responsible for the promotion of Aged Persons Mental Health Services, supporting the Team Leader/Manager in orientation and development of new staff. You will also be expected to carry a portfolio as designated by the Team Leader/Manager.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Approved tertiary qualifications and eligibility for membership with relevant registering body (Nursing and Midwifery Board / Occupational Therapy Board via AHPRA, or eligibility with AASW)
  • Minimum two years’ experience in mental health settings - desirable
  • Have, or working towards, Post graduate qualification(s) in Mental Health - desirable
  • Australian working rights and Full Covid-19 and 2024 Influenza vaccinations 
  • Current Victorian Driver's License
  • Be willing to undergo a Background Check

Benefits

  • Salary Packaging & Novated Leasing through Maxxia.
  • Flexible Heath Insurance coverage through HCF Health Insurance
  • Located close to public transport and cafes

If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, include your resume and cover letter. 

For more information regarding the position, please contact Kate Dunne or Helen Waite on ph: 03 9076 6012

Applications Close: 11pm AEST, Tuesday 18th June 2024

Alfred 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.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

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