Position Details
Reference Number 38367
Position Title Senior Mental Health Clinician
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Psychology and Specialist Services
Location Cleeland Street, Dandenong
Position Summary
  • Senior clinician role
  • Join a specialist team of forensic mental health clinicians
  • Full time role

2 x Senior Clinician RPN 4 / Allied Health Grade 3

Monash Health, Dandenong

  • Newly created roles within an innovative forensic mental health program
  • Permanent full-time (1.0 EFT)
  • Outstanding opportunity to develop the role of a senior clinician and the model of care within the program 

Be a part of the development and implementation of a forensic mental health assessment and consultation unit in  Victoria’s largest public health service.  

About Monash Health 

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between that supports the delivery of clinical are.

Mental Health Program

Monash Health Mental Health Services provides a range of community, bed-based and specialist services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash LGAs – a population of nearly one million.  It has an operational budget of $130 million and employs approximately 820 EFT, representing over 1000 staff.

Psychology and Specialist Services (PsySS) in the Mental Health Program runs a number of programs across Monash Health including the Forensic Mental Health and Consultation Unit. The Unit will work collaboratively with the statewide Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (VFTAC), Monash Health’s Mental Health program and other stakeholders to provide clinical services to individuals identified by the VFTAC. The Unit aims to strengthen the forensic expertise and capacity and provide clinical forensic expertise across the whole of the Mental Health program including coordinating care and treating people identified by the VFTAC within a broad region of Victoria.  

About you

You are an experienced, energetic and determined in the clinical work you have undertaken within mental health and forensic settings.  You’re serious about clinical assessment and providing evidence supported treatments.  You work collaboratively and think flexibly about what interventions may assist each individual and keep the community and public figures safe. Your track record includes demonstrated success in the following areas:

  • Undertaking assessment to assist the Mental Health program in diagnosis, formulation and treatment planning
  • Undertaking clinically effective psychological treatment with individuals
  • Proven ability to develop and implement comprehensive management plans including behavioural plans across a variety of settings
  • A commitment to access and service provision in public mental health
  • Supervision of staff and post-graduate students
  • Previous experience in continuous improvement including measuring clinical effectiveness, and undertaking quality and research initiatives

You are highly motivated and thrive on the challenge of supporting and developing clinical programs.  Naturally you have strong written and verbal communication skills, you are a team player, and possess well developed negotiation and influencing abilities that will be used in working with internal and external stakeholders involved with identified individuals. 

What’s in it for you?

  • Genuine career opportunity to influence and shape the development of a  program within public mental health
  • Support, mentoring and development from a highly experienced and well regarded leadership team
  • Satisfaction derived from embedding a new Unit into a service and supporting the development of forensic mental health competencies amongst mental health staff and other stakeholders.

As an employee of the largest public health service in Victoria, you will have access to salary packaging, onsite staff car parking and gym and a generous Employee Assistance Program.

 What you need

  • Current general registration with AHPRA- except social work
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Forensic or Clinical Endorsement with AHPRA -Psychology only 
  • AHPRA registration (where applicable) to supervise post-graduate program students and registrars
  • Extensive clinical experience

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Selection Criteria Demonstrated experience in working with people with forensic issues.

Please provide details of current AHPRA registration:

Additional training and qualifications in forensic mental health

Additional training in forensic risk assessment

Please stipulate your AHPRA registration and expiry date.

Extensive experience in mental health care setting
Contact Person
George Habib Deputy Director Psychology - Professional Partnerships 0407925144
Brian Long Acting Deputy Director - Psychology & Specialist Services 9594 7799 Brian.Long@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 03/07/2019
Position Documents
PD_Grade3_MHClinician_ Forensic_Mental_Health_Assessment Grade3_MHClinician_Assessment_and_Consultation.doc
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