Psychologist Or Social Worker Or Occupational Therapist (Mental Health Clinician - Senior) - Mental Health Inpatient Unit


The Mental Health Inpatient Unit at the Mackay Base Hospital is looking for a Senior Mental Health Clinician to join their team on a Temporary Full Time basis.

The Mental Health Inpatient Unit provides care to people who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness. If a person is admitted to an acute inpatient unit, it is often because their mental illness is not manageable in a less restrictive setting, such as community-based support. Acute inpatient treatment services provide care to individuals who are experiencing an acute episode of serious mental illness including depression, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, personality disorder.

Position status

Temporary

Position type

Full-time

Occupational group

Health - Mental Health Clinicians

Classification

HP4

Workplace Location

Mackay region

Job ad reference

QLD/352684

Closing date

30-Sep-2020

Yearly salary

Fortnightly salary

Total remuneration

Salary Other

Job duration

Temporary Part Time (76hrs p.f) for 8 months

Contact person

Mathew Michel

Contact details

07 4885 5***
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Your organisation – Mackay Hospital and Health Service:

Mackay Hospital and Health Service has eight hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and two additional community health services that employ more than 2,700 staff. The Mackay district covers an area of approximately 90,000km2 and provides services to approximately 182,000 people in Bowen, Cannonvale, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Mackay, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine and Sarina.

Click here to find out more information about the Mackay HHS ( http://www.mackay.health.qld.gov.au/ )

Your role:

  • To provide high level complex clinical assessment, treatment and consultancy services, operating with a significant degree of independence and autonomy to clients in the inpatient Mental Health unit
  • The position provides clinical leadership as the Allied Health senior, including coordination of clinical services within the Mental Health Inpatient Unit.
  • This position will be required to provide clinical and operational supervision of the roles which make up the Allied Health team within the Mental Health Inpatient Unit. These include Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Recreational Officer.

Your team:

The Mental Health Inpatient Unit provides care to people who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness. If a person is admitted to an acute inpatient unit, it is often because their mental illness is not manageable in a less restrictive setting, such as community-based support. Acute inpatient treatment services provide care to individuals who are experiencing an acute episode of serious mental illness including depression, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, personality disorder.

Why work for Mackay HHS?

Mackay HHS provides a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities, provides roles with variety and flexibility, supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing and encourages work/life balance. Some additional benefits include:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellbeing initiatives and programs

Conditions of employment:

In addition to any mandatory requirements specified on the Role Description, such as Professional Registration and Qualifications, and prior to being made an offer of employment, incumbents are required to demonstrate their immunity to all or some of the following Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD): Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (chicken pox), Pertussis (whooping cough).

Click here to find out more information about VPD ( https://www.health.qld.gov.au/employment/work-for-us/dept-of-health/pre-employment/vaccinations/risk-roles )

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