Manager – Crisis, Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS)

Location Victoria


Job Description: Are you looking for your next challenge with a value driven culture? Are you inspired to contribute to a changing clinical landscape? Do you want to work with a service that cares about their people? 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.

St Vincent’s is proud of its International reputation for delivery of Mental Health Services and the use of the ‘Strengths Model’ and its principles and includes a 44 bed adult acute inpatient , Continuing Care Teams; a Crisis Assessment Team, EDMH, Triage and PACER teams a PARC and Community Care Unit as well as state-wide services and support services. About the Role Reporting to the Director of Nursing, the Manager, Crisis, Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS) will provide leadership and operational management of the Crisis Team, EDMH, Triage and PACER teams. The positon will have financial, human resource management and quality oversight for their portfolio and this role is a critical in ensuring that our community and emergency based clinical services are responsive, evidence based and consumer focused.

Why work in Mental Health at St Vincent’s? We offer a value driven culture and you will join a cohesive, supportive team, committed to the wellbeing of colleagues and consumers. We nurture and develop our staff with great opportunities for training and career progression, offering secondments, flexible working hours and unique career program opportunities. Our work is internationally recognised, our clinicians have access to opportunities to teach and mentor international visitors and to visit overseas with reciprocal arrangements in China and Hong Kong.

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. Duties Manage the daily operations of the Crisis Assessment Team, Emergency Department Mental Health Team, Psychiatric Triage and PACER (CATS) through the effective co-ordination of resources in order to achieve optimal service delivery within a recovery framework Develop and maintain linkages to ensure optimal continuity of care between community mental health services, bed based services and other parts of the service Ensure the mental health clinicians reporting to this role operate in accordance with high clinical standards within a recovery framework and other relevant standards such as professional, service and quality standards Provi.

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11 Oct 2018


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