The Department of Health is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Clinician – Extended Hours vacancy.
Please note this position is also being advertised as a Clinical Nurse Specialist – Extended Hours (526811) and only one position will be filled on merit.
We are seeking passionate and dynamic mental health professionals to join us at the forefront of child and adolescent mental health service development in Tasmania. Our vision is to provide world class, innovative mental health care to support our children and young people live life to the fullest with the best possible health and social outcomes.
The Tasmanian Government are committed to action through the Tasmanian Mental Health Service Reforms with a whole raft of new initiatives in motion to change the shape and improve mental health service delivery. You too, can be part of this exciting work and help build new services and capacity in Tasmania to treat children and young people with severe and complex mental illness.
This position will be based within the CAMHS South Hospital Team providing specialist assessment in reach and liaison to the Emergency Department, Paediatric ward(s), and Acute Mental Health inpatient areas.
The CAMHS Clinician – Extended Hours:
- Works within the designated region, within a multidisciplinary team to deliver coordinated services to young people and their carers undertaking a triage, crisis, intake and assessment role and the development and implementation of care planning for designated clients in both the community and the ED.
- Completes mental state assessment, risk assessment and discharge planning in collaboration with psychiatric and paediatric services within ED and inpatient facilities to support timely discharge, and assists as required with 7-day follow up requirements.
- In collaboration with other staff within CAMHS, the broader Mental Health Services, Tasmania Police and Tasmanian Ambulance Service and a range of community service providers, to deliver improved outcomes for young people presenting with mental illness, including those presenting to the Emergency Department (ED).
- Is a clinical expert who acts as a clinical resource for staff and other providers involved in the management of patients with mental health concerns, including those with concurrent alcohol or drug use issues.
- Provide discipline specific clinical expertise, supportive advice and clinical care across the broader community including in-reach into the ED as required, based on best practice principles and legal and professional requirements, using specialist assessment and screening tools to deliver improved outcomes for patients presenting with mental health concerns and/or addiction-related comorbidities.
- Provide treatment recommendations and specialist support to the multidisciplinary team, other health professionals and community support organisations as required and assist with clinical decision making and the planning, implementation and evaluation of care given to mental health patients to facilitate a person-centred and recovery focused approach.
- Provide support and psycho-education as appropriate and involve consumers and their families/significant others in the identification of their needs, formulation of goals, development of care plans and the implementation of care.
- Facilitate access to a range of appropriate community and inpatient services to ensure patients receive the right support in the right place and at the right time. Provide comprehensive handovers and coordinate quality and safe transfer/discharge processes.
Note: – Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.
- Seven days a week, “Late shift”
Details of Appointment:
Fixed term, part time, shift work position working 60.8 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible until 30 December 2023.
*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant
- Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.
Mental Health Services – South
Base Salary: $96,689 to $114,391 per annum + 10.5% superannuation
- Please note that access to salaries beyond $105,245 is subject to qualifications and/or application to the personal upgrade scheme
- Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019
In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:
- Professional Development Allowance of up to $724 per annum for the ability to accrue fund up to five years
- Post graduate qualification salary advancement where applicable
Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:
- Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; or
- Degree in Social Work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or
- Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.
- Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration
- Current Driver’s Licence
Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:
- Holds or is working towards relevant tertiary qualifications.
- Five or more years’ post graduate clinical experience
The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
- Conviction checks in the following areas:
- crimes of violence
- sex related offences
- serious drug offences
- crimes involving dishonesty
- serious traffic offences
- Identification check
- Disciplinary action in previous employment check.
Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents
We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.
- Department of Health – Applicant Guide June 22.pdf
- Department of Health – Applicant Guide June 22.docx
How to Apply
Apply Online. Please click the blue “Apply now” button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.
You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.
- We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.
- All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
- Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.
For More Information (Contact Officer)
To apply for this role, please go to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for vacancy number 526811d.
Applications close: 17 July 2022 at 11:55pm
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