HOPE Senior Clinician

Bairnsdale, Victoria, au
Company: Latrobe Regional Hospital
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-08-03 19:16:40

Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne. Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency and intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.

LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. These complement extensive Allied Health amenities including a gym and pool.

LRH is the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across the region and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people and older persons.

Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 4 experienced and suitably qualified Senior Clinicians to join the Hospital Outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement-HOPE team on a full time basis located with Warragul, Wonthaggi, Sale, Bairnsdale / Orbost Community Mental Health teams.

Reporting to the Manager, specialist and therapeutic programs, the successful applicant will play an important role in providing support for people at the point of hospital discharge from Emergency Departments (ED) who are identified as at-risk of suicide or those who express suicidal ideation and/or repeated intentional self-harm.

The successful applicants will be required to:

  • Undertake a range of psycho social interventions and therapies that address drivers of suicidality for a period of 3 months using focused psychological strategies. This may also include psycho-education, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Skills training, Interpersonal therapeutic strategies or narrative therapy and Optimal Health Program. 

  • Engage high risk groups such as people who are indigenous, men, women, youth older persons, LGBTIQ+, CALD and those affected by natural disasters and COVID19.

  • Provide intake and access functions that prioritise and respond to referrals within 24 business hours.

  • Develop client engagement through a combination of face to face, email, telephone, videoconferencing or Skype contact.

  • Provide comprehensive suicide and self-harm assessment for all clients on referral from ED, general hospital wards or community teams

  • Complete risk formulations that identify risks and develop suicide safety plans that focus on the drivers of suicidality and lethal means interventions.

  • Provide coordination and referral of persons for psychosocial and peer support, or partnering organisations including the Way Back Support Service

  • To be successful in this position you will need to have:

  • Relevant clinical experience in mental health service with well-developed organisational skills

  • Expertise in assessing and formulating suicide and self-risk and then developing safety plans that address suicide drivers and lethal means interventions

  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to collaboratively consult and liaise with other consumers, carers, staff members and other relevant agencies

  • A strong commitment to providing consumer and family focused mental health care

  • Ability to provide leadership, advocate and think creatively to develop innovative ways of providing mental health care to meet consumer and carer needs

  • Expertise in the delivery of collaborative care in in partnership with consumers and carers

  • Knowledge and commitment to utilising family friendly, trauma informed and recovery based models of care.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external organisations, peer and lived experience workers

  • Working knowledge of NSQHS and National Standards for Mental Health Services

  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014 and other relevant legislation

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • For further information about this position please contact Linda Waters on (03) 5128 0100.

    Applicants will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.

    Latrobe Regional Hospital is a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. We recognise and value inclusion and diversity and encourage all people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for our positions.

    LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.

    *LRH reserves the right to appoint prior to the application close date*

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