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Lead Clinician

BENDIGO HEALTH - Maryborough, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Lead Clinician
Department: Maryborough Community Mental Health
Classification: RPN3/SW2/OT2
Salary: As per relevant EBA
Hours: 56 per fortnight
Status: Part time - Fixed term

Bendigo Health is a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. Bendigo is one of Victoria's fastest growing regional cities, our vision is "Excellent Care. Every Person. Every Time." 


The Clinical Operations Division

The Clinical Operations Division encompasses acute and mental health services with a focus on excellent care, every person, every time. We provide a wide range of general medical, surgical and speciality services including oncology, cardiology, renal, emergency, women’s and children’s, critical care, specialist clinics and mental health services.

Within a state of the art hospital, the team provides high quality services using the latest technologies. Our eleven operating theatres (including 2 endoscopy rooms), critical care, emergency and women’s wards all have access to critical services lifts that link to the helipad allowing rapid transfer of patients both in and out of the health service.

The Mental Health Service is a complex service that provides psychiatric care and treatment across a large catchment area in Victoria stretching from Swan Hill in the north of the state to Gisborne in the south. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provides services to patients from birth to 17 years, the Youth Team covers ages 18 to 24 years, Adult Services cover patients from 25 to 64 years and the Older Person’s Service manages those individuals over 65 years old. 


About the Community Mental Health Team
 

As well as providing a community based adult mental health service in Bendigo, psychiatric services also has community based teams located in 5 rural areas throughout the region - Castlemaine, Kyneton, Maryborough in the South and Echuca and Swan Hill in the North. These multidisciplinary teams provide care to persons living in their communities experiencing mental illness 16 - 64 years

About the position


Based in Maryborough and under the direction of the Manager and team Psychiatrist, the Community Mental Health Lead Clinician will:

  • Provide psychiatric triage, intake, assessment and treatment, psycho-education and support for patients of Psychiatric Services and their families /carer(s). 
  • Participate in a range of bio-psycho-social treatment modalities in both individual and group settings in the community
  • In consultation with the patient, family and carer(s), and other care providers, formulate, negotiate, document, monitor and maintain an Individual Service Plan (ISP) for each patient of the service, and complete other documentation, including Outcome Measures, as per service policy
  • Participate in community consultation, awareness and education activities and develop community resources to increase the understanding of psychiatric disorders and service delivery models in the community


Staff Benefits

Bendigo Health, employs around 4500 people, is the largest employer in the region and boasts many great staff benefits that include: 

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging (meals and entertainment)
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Social club
  • Smoke free environment

For further information on the role please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online.

If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.

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