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May

Psychiatric Services Officer

St Vincent's Hospital - Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Permanent Part-time - up to 20 hours per week
  • Patient Services Officer - Acute Inpatient Service
  • Mental Health Department
  • Excellent benefits, including salary packaging

About St Vincent's
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers with an inclusive approach and a particular focus on those who are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

We work collaboratively with peer workers, consumer and carer-consultants and the Aboriginal Liaison Officer. Everyone receives training in Strengths and support to participate in Productive Ward and Safewards.

Why work in Mental Health at St Vincent's

We passionately believe in a recovery approach, based on people's personal strengths

  • We believe that people have the capacity to recover, reclaim and transform their lives
  • We nurture and develop our staff with great opportunities for training and career progression
  • Our work in this field is internationally recognised
  • We believe that the preferred setting for our work is in the community and that the community is an oasis of resources
  • You will join a cohesive, supportive team, committed to the wellbeing of colleagues and consumers
  • Great location, with easy access to public transport and to the city of Melbourne with trams, buses and trains on the doorstop of the hospital and a vibrant, active social scene close by

About the Role
The Psychiatric Services Officer position enhances consumer care in the Acute Mental Health Inpatient Service and provides assistance to the Inpatient Social Workers in their role by advocating for consumers and providing specific intervention and assessment in welfare services.

Classification range

Psychiatric Services Officer Grade 1 Year 1 to Year 8 - $49,290.80 - $58,739.20

Duties

  • Ensure a comprehensive assessment of needs is conducted expediently as directed by Inpatient Social Workers to escort consumers to external appointments which may include; accommodation placements, Launch Housing, Centrelink and the State Trustees Office
  • Assist with the collection of consumers personnel belongings
  • Assist consumers to obtain material aid
  • Participate in the Inpatient Group program to promote principles of recovery, ensure information of consumers rights and responsibilities are available

Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Health Centre

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory NDIS Worker Screening Check, conducted by the Worker Screening Unit, and National Police Check conducted by The Victoria Police.

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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