24104 - 01OQ9


Mental Health Consultation Liaison Clinician
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 01 April 2020

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1
Salary: $108,237 - $112,691 plus superannuation
Position No: 24104 - 01OQ9
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 March 2020
Contact Officer: Philip Hoyle on phillip.hoyle@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 2782


Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, support 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 people.
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 home. These services include:
*      Adult Acute Mental Health Services
*      Rehabilitation and Specialty Services
*      Adult Community Mental Health Services
*      Alcohol and Drug Services
*      Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
*      Justice Health Services
Overview of the work area and position:
Adult Acute Mental Health Services provide person centred, high quality, and contemporary mental health care across the Canberra Hospital campus that is guided by the principles of Recovery. AAMHS services aim to provide collaborative care involving the person, their Carers and other key clinical and support services.
The Mental Health Consultation Liaison Service provides an integrated, acute mental health service within the Emergency Department and General and Medical wards of the Canberra Hospital. The Mental Health Consultation Liaison Service provides specialist mental health assessment and treatment services through a multi-disciplinary team and interventions are based on best available clinical evidence with an emphasis on positive outcomes that are tailored to an individual ’s needs.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake complex mental health assessments and work as a senior clinician within a multi disciplinary team, providing high standard clinical skills and expertise in the assessment and provision of short-term management strategies for people in acute distress and with major mental health conditions. The applicant will demonstrate a recovery focus and be highly motivated to engage in consultation, support and educative practices with other clinical teams, families, carers and other agencies
All team members are required to undertake professional development and professional supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.  The position is supported by a cohesive multi-disciplinary team of Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, an Administration Service Officer, Psychiatry Registrars and Consultant Psychiatrists.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Mandatory:
  • Tertiary qualifications in nursing with current unconditional AHPRA registration. Post graduate mental health nursing qualifications are highly desirable.
  • Sound understanding of acute mental health services and proven experience in complex clinical mental health, risk assessment and intervention
  • A minimum of three years paid post qualifying work experience in a related/relevant organisation/service;
  • Current driver’s licence
Prior to commencement successful candidate will be required to:
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services