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Psychiatric Emergency Care Team Clinician

Latrobe Regional Hospital - Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne. Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency and intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.

LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. These complement extensive Allied Health amenities including a gym and pool. LRH is the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across the region and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people and older persons. Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and suitably qualified Psychiatric Clinician to join the Psychiatric Response Ambulance Team at Latrobe Regional Hospital on a Full Time or Part Time basis.

Reporting to the Psychiatric Emergency Care Team Manager the successful applicant will play an important role working alongside Ambulance Victoria in the undertaking of a range of clinical duties including the provision of a high standard of acute clinical assessment, evidence based treatment and support to consumers experiencing significant mental health difficulties and their carers/families.

The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Conduct assessments in a timely manner as determined by risk, urgency, distress, dysfunction and disability utilizing CMI (Client Management Interface) document.

  • Provide high quality mental health care with Ambulance Victoria to patients experiencing Acute mental health in the community.

  • To provide recovery orientated practice using the Optimal Health Program.

  • Completion of safety plans in collaboration with consumer’s carers, significant others and the multi-disciplinary team

  • Use current evidence based interventions and collaborate with community organisations to meet identified needs

  • Monitor the consumer's physical/medical state and associated treatments in conjunction with their mental state and associated treatments

  • Provide pharmacological/psycho-education specific to the consumer’s requirements

  • Provide clinical work including brief interventions to individuals and carers/families.

  • Facilitate information exchange to the consumers General Practitioner and other services related to the consumer’s needs.

  • Adhere to responsible rostering and leave management practices

  • Adhere to organisational documentation guidelines when recording treatment and support in a comprehensive, factual and sequential manner

  • Participate in clinical supervision

  • Work in accordance with the LRH values, policy and procedures, all relevant

  • Legislation and DHHS directions.

To be successful in this position you will need to have:

  • The ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to mental health consumers

  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014 and other relevant legislation.

  • Capacity to work effectively within a team structure and as a sole clinician

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external services.

  • Working knowledge of NSQHS

  • Ability to work independently

For further information about this position please contact Jessica Cherry PECT Manager on 5173 8279

Applicants will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Latrobe Regional Hospital is a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. We recognise and value inclusion and diversity and encourage all people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for our positions.

LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.

*LRH reserves the right to appoint prior to the application close date*

Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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