Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1 - Mental Health Consultation Liaison Clinician



Job Title: Mental Health Consultation Liaison Clinician Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1 Position Number: 39851 Annual Salary: $106,795 - $111,190 Branch: Adult Acute Mental Health Services Section: Mental Health Consultation Liaison Vacancy Type: Permanent Part-time Closing Date: 18 November 2019 Contact Officer: Philip Hoyle (02) 6205 2782 Philip.A. About us Canberra Health Services 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 focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care.

It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based 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 and 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 assessm.

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18 Nov 2019


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