Emergency Mental Health Clinicians Barwon Health


  • Provide high-quality and timely mental health, AOD assessments to consumers
  • Work within the brand new ED mental health AOD hub, PACER and Hospital ED
  • Multiple opportunities available – Permanent Part Time and Full Time options

About the service

The Hospital Acute Intervention Service team is a 7 day a week, 24 hour service with three shifts. The team is a tertiary level, multidisciplinary mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment team.

The Emergency Mental Health team’s aim is to provide timely and effective mental health and drugs and alcohol assessments for all consumers and their families who present to the emergency department with acute mental health/drug and alcohol presentations and crisis. This service may be delivered as part of the MHAOD Hub, or within the Emergency Department more broadly. Clinicians also provide mental health assessment and treatment alongside Victoria Police (PACER) in the community

About you

  • Formal qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology
  • Clinical mental health experience
  • Confidence and competence in undertaking clinical assessments, risk assessments and acute mental health treatment interventions

About the role


  • Provide high-quality and timely mental health, AOD assessment to consumers
  • Under established governance structures, provide clinical advise, recommendations and referrals
  • Receive clinical guidance from the Senior Clinicians (RPN4/AH3) and Operational Line Manager


  • Work within a tertiary level, multidisciplinary mental health drugs and alcohol team
  • Be a part of a 7 day a week, 24 hour service with three shifts
  • Join a forward thinking team that supports and drives change

What we offer

  • Self-rostering
  • 6 weeks annual leave with the option to purchase additional leave
  • Professional development opportunities that include formal options and informal learning within the team and the other acute teams
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
    • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
    • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Mental Health Recruitment via email at [email protected]

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

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Barwon Health

Job Salary

$95-110,000 + 10.5% super + $11,660 salary package