Clinical Manager - Expected Vacancy | Full-Time Permanent


Closes: 19 February 2020

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $66,096 - $90,737 plus superannuation
Position No: 22203 - 01ODX
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 February 2020
Contact Officer: Graham Twycross on ***************@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1***

About us:

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.
  • Three 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.

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance of wellbeing and harm minimisation. The participation of people accessing our services, their families and carers is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients. 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
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services, and
  • Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services

Overview of the work area and position:

The allied health position is based in the Belconnen Mental Health Team, a multidisciplinary team that is part of Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS). Allied health staff working within MHJHADS are required to support people to achieve their personal recovery goals as identified in their Recovery Plan.

The ACMHS provide services for people aged over 18 years and operate from the five Community Health Centres in the ACT (Gungahlin, Belconnen, City, Phillip, Tuggeranong) with a strong focus on the provision of timely and effective mental health interventions. The program is in the final stages of implementing a new model of care which will improve the responsivity and diversity of services offered to people. The new MoC is underpinned by principles of recovery and aims to:

  • Increase standardisation of procedures, processes and practices to promote more internal consistency in service delivery and best practice interventions.
  • Clarify and delineate of the role and service functions to reduce duplication and inefficiencies, reduce administrative burden on staff and promote more direct clinical contact.
  • Provide optimal treatment for people in their homes and community as effective hospital diversion.

The role involves participating in a team to produce quality outcomes for the Canberra community, discussing planned care interventions in a multidisciplinary environment. This role will involve computer and phone work as well as face to face contact with persons from the community. There may be some driving involved in this role.

This work will primarily be based in the City Community Health Centre, however at times the location of this work may be at other settings in the community such as private residences and or health centres.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to multidisciplinary team processes.

Importantly the new MoC will allow greater opportunity for clinicians’ to deliver discipline specific interventions, with case-loads reflecting strengths based models of care.

The position reports to a Team Leader and Senior Clinician, who are both based on site in the health centre. The position is also supported by a cohesive multidisciplinary team (including Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists, Allied Health Assistants).

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who may be interested in a working in a program that comprises access, hospital diversion, assertive outreach, and community recovery and therapy services.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

For Occupational Therapy:

  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.
  • HP2: Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.

For Psychology:

  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia.
  • HP2: Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.

For Social Work:

  • Degree in Social Work.
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011.
  • HP2: Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.
  • Current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals,
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

How to Apply

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services