Position Details
Reference Number 50666
Position Title Senior Clinician
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Location Off Site
Department / Ward / Clinical Area Mental Health Division/Adult Mental Health Directorate/NEMSTS
Hours per Week 40.00
Position Summary

Senior Mental Health Clinician MSTS (Mobile Support and Treatment Service)

  • Make an impact in supporting the mental health of people and their families
  • Ongoing permanent opportunity available – Monday to Friday (0800hrs-1630hrs)
  • Heidelberg location, with multiple public transport options available
  • Competitive base + salary packaging + super

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the Northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our goal to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About the Mental Health Division

The Mental Health Division provides mental health assessment and interventions for people experiencing mental illness, and their family and carers. Working from a recovery-orientated model, the Mental Health Division provides an array of hospital-based, community and specialist services for infants, children, young people, adults and aged people throughout Victoria. All mental health services work within a clinical framework that promotes recovery-orientated practice and supported decision-making.

The Mental Health Division has a highly supportive and collaborative team culture, based on the foundations of the Austin Health values.

About the role

As a Senior Mental Health Clinician, you will work collaboratively with the MSTS Consultant Psychiatrist and clinical team to provide the highest level of clinical care to the consumers

A regular day will see you:

  • Triage and manage referrals according to clinical urgency and required response times
  • Deliver high quality care for a small clinical caseload, as well as consultation and liaison with organisations.
  • Conducting face-to-face assessments of clients requiring urgent assessment
  • Together with the Consultant Psychiatrist monitoring progress of team cases and that treatment interventions are appropriate and implemented to high standards
  • Providing knowledge and skills, based on professional background, as part of a multidisciplinary team, consult with other mental health staff on specialist and community psychiatry matters
  • Be professionally accountable and assist in the clinical leadership of the wider MSTS team.

About you

You will be someone who has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work both autonomously and as a part of the team.

You’ll bring with you:

  • Excellent communication skills, with a strong commitment to excellence in consumer care. You’ll bring energy and drive to your work, and have a keen interest in developing your skillset.
  • A thorough knowledge of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022
  • Collaborative approach to work across a multi-disciplinary team
  • Nurses must have a Post-Graduate Qualification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or equivalent and at least 5 years clinical experience in adult psychiatry/mental health
  • For Allied Health applicants, a minimum of 5 years clinical experience in Mental Health or related fields, and particular experience and skills in the practice of community-oriented service delivery
  • A flexible, innovative team-oriented approach to service delivery
  • A positive approach to change and diversity

Our benefits

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Austin childcare, easy access via public transport

Inclusion at Austin

We celebrate, value, and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies, and abilities. We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, physically, culturally and/or gender diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application as applicants may be contacted prior to the closing date. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working with Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, we welcome you to contact the hiring manager. 


Contact Person Priyanka Puri
Contact Number (03) 9496 6561
Alternate Contact Person Michael Mckeown
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 6461
Closing Date 08/03/2024
Position Description
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