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Psychiatrist – Intake and Assessment Team - 2781

Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive DOE
Position: Part Time, ongoing

NexVentur ius recruiting for a Psychiatrist on the Intake and Assessment Team. You would be part of a leading Children’s Hospital whose vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering great care, Everywhere.

The hospital is within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. We are currently recruiting for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist on a part-time, ongoing basis.

Flexible work options, including working from home arrangements will be made available, as well as access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and a range of other staff wellbeing initiatives.

Sponsorship and relocation packages are available to the right candidates. 

The hospital’s Mental Health Service Intake and Assessment Team and Community Programs are undergoing an exciting transformation and expansion. The successful candidate will be a highly valued member of the team and, working as part of a interdisciplinary team, will be responsible for providing high quality tertiary mental health care for children up to 15 years and their families through skilled triage and assessment and clinical intervention.

The hospital is a Level 5 tertiary Infant, Child and Family Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and comprises community and hospital-based services. This includes an Intake and Assessment Team and three multidisciplinary outpatient teams. The Community teams are led by a partnership between a Team Coordinator and a Consultant Psychiatrist, with the Team Coordinator responsible for the operational functioning of the team, and the Consultant Psychiatrist accountable for driving high quality clinical care across the Team.

Role and responsibilities

The Intake and Assessment Team Psychiatrist is a new senior leadership role and has been created as part of the transformation that the team will be undertaking over the next two years. The successful candidate will have a key role in shaping and implementing this transformation, as well as immediately increasing the capacity and capability of the team to provide timely responses to consumers, families and referrers, including managing risk.

As well as supervising and undertaking training and mental health assessments, the successful candidate will also provide direct clinical intervention to consumers and families, including via the RCH Mental Health Service’ version of single session therapy. A high degree of collaboration will be required with the senior leaders of the three community based case management teams.

Flexible work options, including working from home arrangements will be made available, as well as access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and a range of other staff wellbeing initiatives.

Direct clinical delivery

  • Provide triage and assessment face to face, via telehealth and over the phone direct with consumers and families, as well as supervising others in the team to provide triage and assessment
  • Provide clinical interventions face to face, via telehealth and over the phone direct with consumers and families, as well as supervising others in the team to provide clinical interventions, including through a single session therapy model

Leadership

  • Provide leadership through modelling a high standard of professional and interpersonal skills, attitudes and behaviours
  • Collaborate effectively with the community consultant psychiatrists and other clinical and service leaders to ensure inter-disciplinary clinical care is of a consistently high standard
  • Contribute expert clinical decision-making to policy and procedure development to improve care
  • Participate in bi-monthly supervision with the Director Mental Health
  • Participate in the RCH annual performance appraisal process (PDAP)
  • Participate in the after-hours on-call roster for psychiatrists
  • Advocate for a service culture of evidence-based and outcomes-driven practice, continual learning and improvement

Supervision

  • Support the supervision and training of the Intake Assessment Team to build capability and capacity

Note that some working across multiple sites may be required

Skills and qualifications

Essential:

  • Registration as medical practitioner and Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification.
  • Completion of accredited postgraduate training in child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Completion of further recognised training in child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Extensive experience in working in the mental health sector and sound knowledge of the relevant legislation pertaining to Mental Health.
  • Accreditation as an RANZCP Supervisor.
  • Excellent clinical skills and a commitment to professional development.
  • Previous experience working in an intake and assessment function.
  • Previous experience in either leading or being involved in implementing change.

Other:

  • Employees are required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.
  • Employees are required to maintain a valid Working with Children Check throughout their employment.
  • A current, full driver’s licence for the State of Victoria which is appropriate for the type of vehicle being driven, and comply with any restrictions on their licence (e.g. wearing glasses) while undertaking hospital duties (If applicable).
  • Employees are required to maintain compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation – Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure.

Selection Criteria

  • Highly developed clinical skills in psychiatry and demonstrated competence in clinical mental health practice with infants, children, adolescents and families.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, and evidence of achievement in service or program development.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide effective supervision.
  • A demonstrated capacity to deliver education and training for mental health and family service providers.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining well-functioning relationships with psychiatric and medical colleagues.

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