Position Details

Reference Number 171985
Position Title Emergency Mental Health/ECAT - Senior Clinician
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Swanston Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary
  • Diversity & specialisation across Hospital ED, PACER & new Emergency Hub
  • Multidisciplinary role – suitable for RPN, OT, Psychologist, Social Worker
  • Work the hours that work for you- Permanent FT & PT positions available
  • Relocation packages & assistance is available for all suitable applicants

We are seeking experienced Emergency Mental Health Clinicians to join our team as we expand our services to better meet the needs and expectations of individuals and communities now, and into the future. You will have the opportunity to work across our hospital Emergency Department, PACER and new ED hub whilst tailoring career opportunities to suit your own professional goals.

This is a fantastic moment to join a rapidly growing service that is committed to continual improvement and innovation.

About the service

Barwon Heath Mental Health Drugs & Alcohol Services are actively building upon our nationally recognised reputation for innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are consumer centred, accessible and recovery orientated.

Our multidisciplinary Emergency Mental Health (EMH) unit provides assessment and treatment across the Hospital Emergency Department and PACER teams, and is often the first point of access for our mental health consumers. Our EMH clinicians will also soon assist servicing the newly developed Emergency Department Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Hub. This 5 bed short stay hub, will support the treatment and assessment of consumers in acute crisis related to mental health, drug and alcohol misuse who may not require an extended admission but would benefit from a brief period of treatment and community follow up. Our EMH unit is forward thinking, supports and drives change, whilst always actively looking for ways to make improvements.

About the role

This is a diverse role where you will have the opportunity to work autonomously and part of our specialised team of clinicians to deliver:

  • Timely and effective mental health and drug and alcohol assessments for all consumers and their families who present to the emergency department & hubs with acute mental health/drug and alcohol presentations and crisis.
  • Assessment and treatment alongside Victoria Police (PACER) in the community as well as acute assessment and referral to internal teams or external agencies.
  • Leadership in both the ongoing development of the acute intervention services and supporting the manager with day to day operations of the team.

We have multiple permanent full time and part time positions available across our department.

With continuing growth and room to move amongst the service, now is the time to join – apply today!

About the culture

No day is the same; we are a team that embrace's change and are always looking for innovative ideas to improve our team and the organisation. We are a passionate, supportive, and driven team who works cohesively together. We promote professional development in the workplace and as a team are focussed on quality patient centred care.

What we offer

  • Relocation assistance & packages available
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional Development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
    • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
    • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed. Please contact mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au with any queries in relation to this role or your application.

This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.


Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Clinical Psychology, including full registration with AHPRA for relevant disciplines.
Essential: Current Drivers Licence
Essential: Significant experience in acute mental health and AOD assessment and treatment.
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Essential: How did you find out about this positon / where did you see it advertised?
Contact Person Rameen John Razmara  
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0402 133 281 
Closing Date 03/01/2022
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.