Mental Health Clinician Mackay Hospital and Health Service


About the Unit/Team/Department

The Acute Care Team is the first point of contact to public mental health services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Team will undertake triage and may facilitate the referral of the consumer to a more appropriate internal and/or external service such as a community mental health team, an alcohol and drug service or primary health care.

Your opportunity

  • The position will be based in Mackay as part of the Acute Care Team. The position will provide Intake/triage, assessment and crisis management functions as part of the Mackay Division of Mental Health Acute Care Team. The position will work a varied roster 7 days a week with RDO accrual. The position works all shifts (morning, afternoon and night shifts).
  • The position provides a competent standard of clinical care through the provision of specialist triage/ intake, assessment and short-term crisis care services to persons who suffer from a mental disorder within the Mackay Integrated Mental Health Network.

Benefits of working for Mackay HHS

Mackay Hospital and Health Serviceprovides a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities, provides roles with variety and flexibility, supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing and encourages work/life balance. Some additional benefits include:

  • Remuneration – Competitive packages with salary packaging options available.
  • Superannuation – Up to 12.75% employer contribution.
  • Annual leave loading – 17.5%.
  • Employee assistance and peer support programs – Supporting our staff through difficult times.
  • Wellbeing programs – Variety of initiatives available to suit all interests and lifestyles.

How to apply

For full details of this role and how to apply, please refer to the attached Role Description.

Conditions of employment

If you are a new employee to Queensland Health, we want to ensure you have all the information you need before you start. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the Queensland Health Conditions of employment and the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

It is a mandatory condition of employment for this role to be:

  • Vaccinated against, and remain vaccinated against, vaccine preventable diseases Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B.
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information on your vaccination requirements should you be the successful applicant for this role, please refer to the Queensland Health employment directives.



Mackay Hospital and Health Service

Job Salary

$48.87 to $52.33 Per Hour