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Mental Health Clinician Full-time Job

3 weeks ago   Nursing   Mackay region   5 views
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Your opportunity

  • The position will be based in Mackay as part of the Acute Care Team. The position will provide Intake/triage, assessment and crisis management functions as part of the Mackay Division of Mental Health Acute Care Team. The position will work a varied roster 7 days a week with RDO accrual. The position works all shifts (morning, afternoon and night).
  • The position provides a competent standard of clinical care through the provision of specialist triage/intake, assessment and short-term crisis care services to persons who suffer from a mental disorder within the Mackay Integrated Mental Health Network.
  • The Clinical Nurse provides clinical skills to ensure patient, recovery-focused and evidence-based care, plans and coordinates the clinical management of patient/client care within a multidisciplinary team within the Division of Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Service.
  • To provide an evidence-based standard of care by providing individual and holistic care, giving due consideration to the needs of the client, relatives and carers for the assessment, treatment, maintenance and support of people with mental health conditions.
  • Effectively liaise, network and facilitate an integrated approach that is recovery focussed, evidence based across the continuum of care.
  • Initiate and actively participate in quality improvement projects that facilitate the review and evaluation of the target service and associated processes.

About the Team

The Acute Care Team is the first point of contact to public mental health services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Team will undertake triage and may facilitate the referral of the consumer to a more appropriate internal and/or external service such as a community mental health team, an alcohol and drug service or primary health care.

Mackay Hospital and Health Service ( ) has six hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and four community health centres that employ more than 3,300 staff. The district covers an area of approximately 90,000km2 and provides services to patients and their families in Bowen, Cannonvale, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Mackay, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine and Sarina.

Benefits of working for Mackay HHS

  • Remuneration - Competitive packages with salary packaging options available.
  • Superannuation - Up to 12.75% employer contribution.
  • Annual leave loading - 17.5%.
  • Employee assistance and peer support programs - Supporting our staff through difficult times.
  • Wellbeing programs - Variety of initiatives available to suit all interests and lifestyles.

How to apply

For full details of this role and how to apply, please refer to the attached Role Description.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

  • Vaccinated against, and remain vaccinated against, vaccine preventable diseases Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B.
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information on your vaccination requirements should you be the successful applicant for this role, please refer to the Queensland Health employment directives ( ).

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.