Mental Health Emergency Consultation Service (MHECS) Clinician – Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee Local Health District


Employment Type: Full Time, Part Time, and Casual opportunities available
Position Classification: Dependant upon qualifications and experience
Remuneration: $71,240.00 – $109,188.88 per annum, pro rata (+ super + 17.5% leave loading where applicable)
Hours per week: up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ346781
Applications Close: 26 October 2022
Vaccination Category: A (including influenza and 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccination)


It’s about the care we provide to the community, what can you bring?


What we offer

  • Relocation assistance and short-term accommodation options considered
  • Salary Packaging – up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + $9k remote area housing + novated leasing 
  • Corporate Health and Fitness program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Genuine welcoming and supportive staff and communities
  • Career development opportunities


Where you’ll be working

Known for our innovative consumer focused models of care which are designed for the rural and regional population we serve, our Mental Health teams provide critical services within acute, sub-acute and community settings throughout the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work within talented multidisciplinary environments, have excellent support with ongoing development and access to key technologies connecting you with colleagues and consumers based throughout the District.

Our multidisciplinary teams provide career paths for both nursing and allied health staff, new graduates, and established professionals. We are committed to providing safe, effective, quality care through listening to consumers and continually exploring ways to do it better.

To learn more about life in Wagga Wagga please visit us here.


About the Role   

The Mental Health Emergency Consultation and Support (MHECS) Clinician is part of a multidisciplinary team. The MHECS Clinician is responsible for coordinating and delivering emergency mental health consultations, assessments and support services to persons (including their family, and/or carers) who are experiencing acute mental health crisis in the MLHD. The MHECS Clinician together with the on-call consultant psychiatrist develop a plan to assist, support and guide the emergency department clinicians in 32 hospitals across MLHD in managing mental health consumers risk, medications and plans for ongoing care. 

The MHECS Clinician is an experienced clinician who possesses extensive specialist knowledge within mental health. They have advanced reasoning skills and operate autonomously with minimum direct clinical supervision. They are able to apply professional knowledge and judgement when performing novel, complex or critical tasks. Staff at this level are expected to exercise independent professional judgement when required in solving problems and managing cases where principles, procedures, techniques and methods require expansion, adaptation or modification.

The MHECS Clinician will demonstrate the ability to act as a professional role model, delivering a high level capacity for patient advocacy and cost benefit practice while demonstrating the ability to act as a change agent. They will provide effective clinical leadership and the ability to practice as an autonomous professional and the capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team environment. The MHECS Clinician will assist in allocating workloads and work through complex mental health presentations with other clinicians providing the best possible outcomes.


How to apply

Your application will require you to include a:

  • Resume; and
  • Cover Letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are a good fit for this position

To learn more about the role, accountabilities, and the required pre-employment checks, please see the Position Description. For a confidential discussion, contact Paul Craft, MHECSC Clinician on 02 6938 6307 or [email protected]

If interested, we encourage you to click apply promptly. Applications will be assessed as they are received, with suitable candidates contacted and progressed without delay.


New applicants must have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate. Should a medical contraindication certificate be provided, ongoing employment post certificate expiry is conditional to meeting COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic, or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.




Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Job Salary

$71,240.00 - $109,188.88 pa, pr + salary packaging