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Reference Number 41564
Position Title Team Leader - Emergency Mental Health -
Location Inner West Area Mental Health Service - RMH
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
Psychologists [41]
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Team Leader EMH / Senior Clinician

RPN5; OT4; SW4; P4


Full-time, 80hrs/fortnight

  • Permanent position
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Fast track your leadership experience


Life with us:

The EMH is a multi-disciplinary team, which provides a 24-hour, 7-day/week assessment and treatment service to people in psychiatric crisis who present to The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Emergency Department. The EMH also provides the Inner West Police Ambulance and Clinician Early Response (IW-PACER) service to the areas of the Inner West Area Mental Health Service (IWAMHS).


A job to be proud of:

  • Conduct daily operational leadership and coordination of EMH clinicians and monitor the provision of psychiatric care provided to patients of the EMH to ensure that patients experiencing an acute phase of a mental illness have high quality psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Participate in clinical service development activities within the team, encourage and support quality initiatives and research.
  • Provide support to, and act as representative for  the Program Manager in their absence
  • Coordinate Access for IWAMHS and ensure consistent application of the Access function both in and out of hours.
  • Provide supervision to staff as well as students within the relevant discipline. 

Your contribution:

  • Extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of severe mental illness and psychiatric disability
  • Capacity to undertake alcohol and other drug screening, assessment, treatment planning, brief interventions with clients who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical leadership within the multidisciplinary workforce
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, utilising well developed critical analysis skills to achieve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Commitment to working rostered shifts – morning, afternoon and night.

Our commitment to you:

  • NWMH boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.
  • We are a values based organisation. A career with us is a rewarding experience, offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary packaging
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; staff health service, peer support program and EAP
  • Reward & Recognition Programs

Connect with us:

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click ‘Apply Now’.

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.


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All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria Desirable: A current Victorian Driver’s Licence, and ongoing ability to use this form of transport.
Desirable: 5+ years’ experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of severe mental illness and psychiatric disability
Desirable: Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (all disciplines except Social Work).
Desirable: Experience in bed access and flow; quality activities; or previous Team Leader role in Public Mental Health.
Contact Person Erin Rees
Contact Number 0437284745
Closing Date 07/08/2018
Position Description
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