Position Details
Reference Number 39047
Position Title Senior Clinician /Coordinator
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Young Persons' MHS
Location Cleeland Street, Dandenong
Position Summary
  • Senior clinician
  • Leadership
  • Young Persons' mental Health

Senior Clinician/Coordinator

  • Senior Clinician/Coordination role
  • Clinical leadership opportunity
  • Join a vibrant and expanding Young Persons’ Mental Health service

About Monash Mental Health

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

The Program has a number of clinical units including three adult units (Casey, Dandenong and Clayton), an Early in Life Mental Health Service (comprising infant, child and adolescent), a Young Persons’ Mental Health Service (YPMHS) Psychology Specialist Services (PsySS), a Drug & Alcohol service, and five Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS) across the Monash Health Network Catchment. The Program has a 24hr Psychiatric Triage Phone service covering all ages. There is also a Gender Dysphoria Clinic which is based at Clayton Campus. Southern Synergy, a part of the Mental Health Program, supports the Program’s research and quality improvement activities. The clinical service is supported by an aligned operational structure to enable the provision of high quality service through the creation of clinical-operational partnerships – to support staff, patients, carers and their families – as well as a strong professional structure that supports the governance of the health professional workforce. Together, we seek to deliver quality patient-centred health care and services that meet the needs of our diverse community. 

About the Youth Consultation & Treatment Team

The YCTT is a crucial component of the YPMHS. It has two main functions:

  • To lead planning, implementation and evaluation of community consultation and capacity building in partnership with ELMHS and external youth services across the Mental Health Program catchment area.
  • To provide assessment and brief treatment for the 18-25 population with high and low prevalence mental disorders, and care coordination and linking young people with relevant Tier 2 agencies.

The Senior Clinician Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the YCTT by providing clinical support and leadership, coordinating client flow/allocation, and leading consultation and capacity building activities.

Monash Health is committed to significant expansion of the capacity and capability of YPMHS and its development as an innovative, pioneering and excellent specialist clinical mental health service for young people.

Currently the YCTT comprises:

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatry Registrar (Rotation Position)
  • Youth Mental Health Clinicians
  • Youth Justice Mental Health Clinician
  • Youth Focused Clinician

About the Role

The Senior Clinician Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the YCTT by providing clinical support and leadership, coordinating client flow/allocation, and leading consultation and capacity building activities. The role includes:

  • Provision strong clinical leadership, in partnership with the Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Participation in a clinical role up to 50% of the time.
  • Monitoring and management of patient flow within team.
  • Ensuring that assessment, brief treatment, recommendations and reports are completed and distributed in a timely manner.

About You

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, innovative and collaborative clinician with a passion for improving specialist mental health service responses to young people and their families. This position offers a great opportunity for you to develop your leadership and specialist clinical skills in the delivery of multidisciplinary team based mental health treatment and support.

What you need

  • Eligibility for membership of relevant discipline professional body.
  • Level of experience required:
  • Minimum five years’ experience in Youth mental health and/ or extensive experience in a related area.

What we offer

  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite staff parking
  • Discounted banking (BankVic)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars

How to Apply

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 and expiry
Contact Person
Robyn Humphries Director Clinical Operations 0411072172 robyn.humphries@monashhealth.org
Trascey Driscoll Operational Manager 0409512793 tracey.driscoll@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 26/07/2019
Position Documents
Senior Clinician/Coordinator Senior Clinician Coordinator PD final June 2019.doc
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