Position Details
Reference Number 39663
Position Title Rehabilitation and Aged Care Liaison (RALS) Clinician
Employment Type Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Rehabilitation and Aged Care Liaison Service
Location Various Facilities
Position Summary

Rehabilitation and Aged Care Liaison Service (RALS) - Assessment Clinician

  • Part Time hours with days of work flexibility to be considered 
  • Strong Multi-Disciplinary focus on Patient Care
  • Based at Clayton, Monash Medical Centre
  • Great location, close to Clayton Train Station

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, and we have recently opened the new 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital.

About the Service

RALS provides a comprehensive specialist assessment and liaison service, to optimize the wellbeing of older people, people with disabilities and those requiring rehabilitation. The RALS assessment clinicians work in collaboration with the Geriatric Medicine Program across all sites supporting General Medicine and Specialty units.

Responsibilities include; early needs identification, triage, coordination, assessment and liaison with acute and sub-acute providers to facilitate the development of management plans and patient flow through all services within Monash Health.

About the Role

The RALS service is located across multiple sites including Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Dandenong and Casey Hospital. This position is primarily based at one site but on occasion, travel to other sites is a requirement of this role. Comprehensive assessments of the older person, individuals with disabilities & those requiring rehabilitation are completed within general medicine & adult specialist units, encompassing the Emergency Department & Acute Assessment Unit as indicated. The RALS Assessment Clinician is a member of the Rehabilitation & Aged Care Liaison Service (RALS)

This service will co-manage patients that are identified as requiring the expertise and skill of rehabilitation and aged care services. The RALS clinician will provide assistance to facilitate transition to Rehabilitation and Aged Care services.

About you

This role has been designed to back-fill the Specialty Medicine RALS clinician over 3 days per fortnight. The successful candidate will be required to utilise their own Nursing or Allied Health clinical experiences in assessing and managing patients flagged for Sub-Acute and/or Residential Care. Patient Flow responsibilities will include facilitating the transition of our patients to Rehabilitation and Aged Care services. The role requires a strong focus on team orientated practices and communication between treating units within the hospital.

This back-fill role will include assessing and managing patients within:

  • Specialty Medicine, including Haematology, Cardiac, Renal, Surgical Patients
  • Neurological and Neurosurgical Patients
  • Patients Under 65 Years of Age
  • Stroke

Experience in Sub-Acute and an understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Aged Care pathways will be highly desirable in selecting the preferred candidate.

What we offer

  • competitive salary
  • salary packaging
  • friendly and supportive culture opportunities to experience various teams
  • on-going supervision and professional development
  • a fantastic multi-disciplinary approach to patient care

What you need

  • current registrations such as AHPRA or Accredited Association eg. Dietitians Association of Australia
  • current Working with Children’s Check
  • current Police Check
  • Specific qualifications
  • Previous 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 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 Please state your AHPRA registration type and expiry.
Contact Person
Adam McKinstry RALS Team Leader 0417 499 355 Adam.McKinstry@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 01/10/2019
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