39850 - 01PSE


Mental Health Consultation Liaison Clinician
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 08 June 2020

Classification: Registered Nurse 3.1
Salary: $108,237 - $112,691 plus superannuation
Position No: 39850 - 01PSE
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 21 May 2020
Contact Officer: Philip Hoyle on philip.hoyle@act.gov.au or (02) 62052782


Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley. CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug 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.

How to Apply

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services