Mental Health Emergency Care Support Centre Clinicians (MHECS)

Nursing, Other Health Care 15 May 2019

About the role

Seeking three experienced Mental Health Emergency Care Support Centre Clinicians (MHECS) to join our team at Wagga Wagga in a full time or part time capacity.

Come and be part of a dedicated and passionate multidisciplinary team responsible for coordinating and delivering emergency mental health assessment and support services to persons presenting to our Emergency Departments experiencing acute mental health crises and / or at the risk of behavioural disturbances

As a MHECS Clinician you will demonstrate the ability to act as a professional role model, delivering a high level capacity for patient advocacy and cost benefit practice while demonstrating the ability to act as a change agent. You will provide effective clinical leadership and the ability to practice as an autonomous professional with the capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team environment. You will also assist in allocating workloads and work through complex mental health presentations with other clinicians providing the best possible outcomes.

What are we looking for?

  • Demonstrated 5 years’ experience in mental health as a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist, or other qualification recognised under the Health Professionals Award. Current Registration with AHPRA (RN’s, Psychologists & OT’s) or eligibility for membership of the relevant peak body.
  • Post graduate qualifications relevant to Mental Health or working towards.
  • Demonstrated extensive understanding and experience in the application of the NSW Mental Health Act 2007; forensic provisions as well national and state mental health initiatives and strategic directions.

What we can offer:

  • Flexible rostering
  • A great blend of allied health and nursing staff
  • A strong mentoring programme for new staff
  • Support and encouragement with ongoing training
  • All staff paid at CNS 2 or health professional level 3
  • Opportunities for secondments within the service
  • A productive and harmonious team culture

Learn more

To find out more please contact Sharlene Brown via Sharlene.Brown@health.nsw.gov.au or to apply please visit https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/mlhd and enter REQ101077

Applications close: 6 June 19