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Independent Patient Rights Adviser


Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


About the role

The purpose of this role is to advise patients and their nominated support persons, family, carers and other support persons of their rights under the Mental Health Act 2016, also consult with authorised mental health practitioners, authorised doctors, administrators of authorised mental health services, and the chief psychiatrist on the rights of patients under the Act, the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000, the Powers of Attorney Act 1998 and other laws and

About You

The successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the application and requirements of the Mental Health Act 2016 or ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with a broad range of mental health stakeholders, including mental health consumers, support persons, authorised doctors and administrators of authorised mental health services
  • Demonstrated high level oral and written communications skills and ability to support people from vulnerable population groups, such as persons with a mental illness, and
  • High level negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Vaccination Preventable Disease
This role is designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk role'. You must be able to provide evidence that you either:

  •  have been vaccinated against the VPD's listed in the role description; or
  • you are not susceptible to the VPD's listed in the role description.

You will be asked by the recruiting manager to supply this evidence if you are the preferred candidate for the role. More information and evidence forms can be found at here.

17.5% annual leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

To apply

Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role.

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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