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April

Health Professional Level 3 - Camhs Acute Clinician

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.

The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.

Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include early childhood, youth and women’s health; dental services, rehabilitation and community care; mental health and alcohol and drug services. In addition, justice health services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.

ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples’ homes. These services include:
  • Rehabilitation and Speciality Services
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS)
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services (AAMHS)
  • Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services (JHS)
Overview of the work area and position

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides assessment and treatment for children and young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues.

The Health Professional Officer position will work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary assertive outreach team to provide assessment and therapeutic intervention to young people at high risk of developing serious, long term mental illness. For example, those experiencing early psychosis and those who are experiencing severe high prevalence mental illness.

The role will also require the team member to undertake evening and weekend shift work, professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Mandatory:
For Occupational Therapy:
  • Degree (or recognised equivalent) in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Must hold a current ACT driver’s license
For Psychology:
  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Must hold a current ACT driver’s license
Highly Desirable:
Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Principal and/or Secondary Supervisor for 4+2 interns and/or Higher Degree Students

For Social Work:
  • Degree in Social Work
  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Registration or eligibility for registration under the Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011
  • Must hold a current ACT driver’s license
Highly desirable for all disciplines:
  • Minimum of 3 years (ideally 5 years) post qualification
  • Experience working with young people
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with ACT Health credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check
Note: The successful candidate will be required to;
  • Be available for weekend work on a regular basis
  • Be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS as service needs arise
Note: There are both full-time and part-time permanent positions available. An order of merit may be established to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies at level, which may arise over the next 12 months.

Duties

  • Within a recovery framework, provide assessment, therapeutic intervention, clinical management and group work, for young people at high risk of developing serious, long term mental illness. For example, those experiencing early psychosis and those who are experiencing severe high prevalence mental illness.
  • Work collaboratively with young people, their families and carers, the multidisciplinary team and other health and community service providers to develop and implement cohesive, recovery oriented responses to the needs of young people and their families and carers.
  • Provide clinical leadership, support, consultation and liaison to other ACT Health employees and to external health care and community service providers, such as general practitioners and non-government agencies.
  • Maintain high quality health care records, including accurate and timely completion of risk assessments, file notes and outcome measurement tools.
  • As an active team member contribute to team development and initiatives and be involved in service development through membership of committees and working parties.
  • Undertake and provide clinical supervision and professional development activities.
  • Work within the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation and meet the requirements of the role of Mental Health Officer as set out in the Mental Health Act.
  • Undertake other duties as directed, within approved scope of practice.
Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Demonstrated ability to provide assessment and treatment in a community service / hospital environment to children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental illnesses within a recovery framework.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise and consult with families, carers and other health professionals and agencies.
3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and to provide consultation on professional issues to non-clinical staff.
4. Demonstrated participation and willingness to participate in clinical research, quality improvement activities, training, teaching and clinical supervision.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WHandS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Reliable, Respectful, Progressive, and Kind.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply. For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist please contact the Contact Officer above.

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 95,883.00 - 106,044.00
Contact Name: Delia O'Shea
Contact Email: delia.o'shea@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 04/May/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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