Position Details

Reference Number 181614
Position Title Community Mental Health Clinician- Aged Psychiatry Service- NURSE only
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Barwon Health only
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • Be a part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary community team committed to innovation
  • Role currently only open to registered psychiatric nurses
  • Permanant part time – 80 hours per fortnight 

About the facility/service

Barwon Health’s Adult Continuing Care Services (CCS) provides community supports to people aged between 16 and 65 years, experiencing serious mental health needs.

Our service delivery includes comprehensive crisis assessment, crisis management and treatment, case management of complex issues and mobile outreach. We have community case teams situated in five locations across the Barwon region ranging from Corio and Geelong West to Bellarine, Torquay & Colac. Each team is situated in a community health centre that is close to the city centres, beaches or local community hubs.

About you

  • Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Psychiatric Nursing, and APRHA registration
  • Current Victorian Driver Licence
  • A demonstrated high level of clinical skills in the assessment, treatment and continuing care of adults with mental health disorders in a community setting
  • Thorough knowledge of the objectives and provisions of the Mental Health Act (2014) and amendments

About the role

As the successful applicant your responsibilities include facilitating assessment and service provision and providing coordination of care, whether hospital or community based, or across different types of services. The clinician’s role includes;

  • Development of a comprehensive recovery and treatment plan with the consumer
  • Outreach activities
  • Consumer and carer education, support and follow-up
  • Assessment of consumers' medical, psychosocial and current service needs
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of Treatment & Care Plans
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals and assistance with linkage to medical, NDIA, mental health, substance use services and psychosocial services as needed

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We 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.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please email mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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: Current Victorian Driver Licence
Essential: A demonstrated high level of clinical skills in the assessment, treatment and continuing care of aged consumers with mental health disorders.
Essential: Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Psychiatric Nursing
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered
Contact Person Nicole Pupavac 
Contact Person Job Title Manager Aged Psychiatry Service 
Contact Number (03) 4215 9001 
Closing Date 02/10/2023
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.