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June

Consultant Psychiatrist

Mercy Health Australia - Footscray, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Summary

About The Role

You will be part of the Community Plus team, a recovery focused multi-disciplinary team who provides an extended hours clinical service to people who live within the municipalities of Wyndham, Hobson's Bay and Maribyrnong. In addition to experiencing significant mental illness/ mental health problems your clients will have other health and psycho social needs that significantly impact their wellbeing. With your team's support you will facilitate comprehensive responses for those needs.

  • Part Time Consultant Psychiatrist role. Days and times to be negotiated with successful applicant.
  • Based at our Saltwater Clinic in vibrant Footscray
  • Friendly, innovative, professional team who are dedicated to helping people
  • Recovery based service delivering evidence-based treatment for mental illness 7 days/week
  • Engagement with external service providers to develop integrated support systems


About You
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent.
  • Specialist Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • You will have experience working with clients with complex and multifaceted care needs which may include comorbidities and high psychosocial needs. Prior experience working within services which cater to homeless client groups or within forensic settings may be useful.
  • You will have well-developed communication skills and be comfortable practicing within a Recovery Orientated Mental Health Service Framework.
  • You will have demonstrated clinical leadership skills.
  • Prior experience working in the Public Mental Health Service system will be of benefit.


About Us

Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

What We Offer

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details
  • Ingrid Butterfield
  • ibutterfield@mercy.com.au

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Footscray, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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