Older Persons Mental Health Clinician (Clinical Nurse, Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist)

An exciting opportunity is currently available for a Mental Health Clinician to join our friendly and supportive team within the Mental Health and Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Service of the North West Hospital and Health Service. The successful candidate will contribute to assessment, early intervention, crisis management and short term evidence based treatment. Further your career and discover the added benefits of working in rural and remote healthcare. Applications are sought from Clinical Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. Apply now!

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MI344456 – Mental Health Clinician (Clinical Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Psychologist)

Work in the exciting West! We can offer you great work-life balance coupled with fantastic remuneration and benefits.

Join our professional team striving to deliver excellence in Rural and Remote healthcare.

Position type: Permanent full time.

Remuneration package of up to $115,848 p.a. comprising salary range of $65,894 - $101,237 p.a. (HP3/Nurse Grade 6 (Band 1)), recreational leave loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%).

About North West Hospital and Health Service
The North West Hospital and Health Service covers an area of over 300,000 square kilometres and services the rural and remote communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Health Service includes the City of Mount Isa and the towns and areas of Burketown, Camooweal, Cloncurry, Dajarra, Doomadgee, Julia Creek, Karumba, Normanton and Mornington Island.

Health professionals are in high demand and working in this area offers a number of personal benefits including living in a unique natural environment close to where you work and a supportive local community.

Some of the professional benefits include:

  • greater autonomy and responsibility
  • the variety of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • a diverse patient mix
  • access to professional development and support networks
  • a range of additional financial benefits 

About the Role

The NWHHS Mental Health and ATOD service works across the following service areas:

  • Acute Care Service.
  • Consultation and Liaison Service.
  • Community Mental Health Services (Child Youth, Evolve, Adult and Older Persons).
  • Court Liaison Services.
  • Homeless Health Outreach Services. (HHOT)
  • Onsite and Outreach services to remote communities.
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services. (ATODS)

The purpose of the position is to provide advanced clinical care to consumers requiring acute mental health and or drug and alcohol services including but not limited to assessment, early intervention, crisis management, short term evidenced based treatment and or support and management through transition to continued care or external referral services within an acute care framework.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities, mandatory qualifications and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description.

What's on offer?

We are committed to providing a wide range of rewarding career opportunities to our employees and encourage professional development. To attract and retain a workforce who also strive to excel we offer a generous remuneration package and employment benefits. Some of these include: competitive salary, fringe benefit/salary sacrificing options, recreational leave loading, generous employer superannuation contribution, shift allowances, locality allowances, professional development assistance, flexible working arrangements, and access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs and the employee assistance program.

Why make the move? Discover the North West region today... ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXaitBwMMQU )

Located only 900km from Townsville; Mount Isa represents over 50 nationalities which give the city a cosmopolitan flavour. People enjoy living in this modern community, with restaurants, excellent health care, shopping, churches, clubs, service clubs and social activities. Mount Isa is a great place to live and work.