Mental Health Clinician – Acute Care Team, Queensland Health

  • Company:
    Queensland Goverment
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 days ago
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Mental Health Clinician – Acute Care Team

Queensland Health (Organisation site ( ))

• Conduct triage, mental health assessment, short term treatment and recovery support to consumers accessing health services for acute mental health issues at an entry point to the mental health service of West Moreton Health.

Multiple temporary positions available!!!

About Acute Care Team

Acute Care Team (ACT) functions as the first point of contact to community and acute mental health services 24 hours, 7 days a week. Following assessment, the team facilitates the most appropriate type of care (e.g. inpatient, community, crisis interventions) for the individual.

Anyone can access this service by calling 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 22 55) directly and talking to a health care professional.

The ACT is located at Ipswich Hospital.

About the role

In this position you will, deliver clinical services applying evidence based principles in undertaking triage, assessment, short term treatment and risk management alongside consumers with acute needs of both emerging and chronic mental health outcomes.

About You

The successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • High level of clinical practice and expertise in a relevant discipline to conduct triage, clinical assessment and intervention in an acute environment within the current legislative and policy context.
  • Ability to work autonomously and provide independent professional judgement and expertise in problem solving and clinical management of a complex caseload, without immediate clinical practice from a more senior clinician.
  • Ability to collaborate at a work unit/service area level and/or across professions to ensure effective service delivery and quality outcomes.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply quality assurance processes including participation in ongoing professional development opportunities and clinical supervision.
  • Ability in the application of highly developed interpersonal, problem solving, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Vaccination Preventable Disease
    This role is designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk role’. You must be able to provide evidence that you either:

  •  have been vaccinated against the VPD’s listed in the role description; or
  • you are not susceptible to the VPD’s listed in the role description.
  • You will be asked by the recruiting manager to supply this evidence if you are the preferred candidate for the role. More information and evidence forms can be found at here.
    ( ) Benefits

    17.5% annual leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options ( ), wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

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