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Health Professional Level 2 - Clinician

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


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Health Professional Level 2 - Clinician (Job Number: 01W1Y)


Job Title: Clinician
Classification: Health professional Level 2
Position Number: 31825
Annual Salary: $67,892 - $93,203
Branch: Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug
Section: Rehabilitation and Speciality Mental Health
Vacancy Type: Temporary full-time
Duration: From 9 July 2021 until 8 October 2021
Closing Date: 14 June 2021
Contact Officer: Janelle Walker (02) 5124 1144 Janelle.Walker@act.gov.au

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services (MHJHADS) is a contemporary evidence based division providing high quality mental health care that is guided by principles of Recovery. Mental Health Service for People with Intellectual Disability (MHS-ID) is a specialist team within MHJHADS that provides comprehensive assessment and psychiatric services to consumers with an intellectual disability and a mental illness. The team aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their families/carers and community support services. The position involves consultation, liaison, support, education and training to agencies, carers and families. MHS-ID is located at the Gungahlin Community Health Centre.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and adapt quickly to a changing environment.
  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for persons with intellectual disability, their families, and carers.
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing demands in a calm and efficient manner while maintaining high work standards.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with a changing work environment.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
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
  • 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 under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post-qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Notes: This is a temporary position available from 9 July 2021 until 8 October 2021.

Under limited direction of the Team Manager you will perform you will be working within a multi-disciplinary team and undertake clinical assessments support treatment and management to people with a known or suspected mental illness / mental dysfunction and intellectual disability. You will:

  • Undertake clinical assessment, treatment and management of consumers using established principles, techniques and methods to persons with a known or suspected mental illness / mental dysfunction and intellectual disability.
  • Provide support, consultation, liaison and education to consumers, families, direct care and non-direct care workers and agencies concerning the special needs of individuals with an intellectual disability who experience mental illness.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative cross-agency relationships
  • Active contribution in the implementation of clinical governance activities, quality improvement projects, research programs, and health promotion in the field of dual disability.
  • Undertake clinical supervision and professional development activities and performance appraisal and development.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
1. Proven ability to assess persons with mental illness, mental disorder and co-morbid intellectual disability and to devise and/or co-ordinate the implementation of interventions and strategies across agencies.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, liaise and consult with consumers, families, carers, other health professionals and agencies with an ability to produce high quality written reports to a professional and non-professional audience.
3. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and to foster and maintain inter-agency relationships, providing liaison, consultation, education and training.
4. Knowledge of the complex issues involved in providing mental health services to consumers with a dual disability. Knowledge of current mental health services within the ACT, an understanding of relevant national standards and legislation for mental health services.
5. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and
A response to the selection criteria under “what you require” in no more than two pages.
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.
CHS Contact: Janelle Walker Team Manager (02) 5124 1144

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 67,892.00 - 93,203.00
Closing Date: 14/Jun/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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