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Senior Clinician Alcohol And Other Drugs Hope

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Senior Clinician Alcohol and Other Drugs – Hospital Outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement

  • Exciting new Senior Clinician Alcohol and Other Drugs role - P3, SW3, OT3, RPN4

  • Part time 0.9 – Fixed-term until 30 June 2021

  • Post Discharge Mental Health Support Program based at Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Hospital Outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement (HOPE)

  • Support individuals experiencing mental health crisis in a supportive environment

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

Inner West Area Mental Health Service (IWAMHS) Hospital Outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement

  • The HOPE team represents one of two Post Discharge Mental Health Support Programs offered by IWAMHS. The Engage program supports individuals who present to the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Emergency Department (ED) in mental health crisis and who are not referred to community mental health services.

  • The team works closely with the IWAMHS Emergency Mental Health Team located within the Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department.

  • HOPE has been developed to provide support to individuals discharged from the Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department, medical ward or inpatient unit following a suicide attempt or displaying serious suicide ideation, intent or planning.

  • We are a small, supportive clinical team who are passionate about supporting individuals and their families and carers following mental health crisis.

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Support delivery of evidence based treatment for consumers experiencing dual diagnosis.

  • Contribute to capacity build and support the team to deliver care to people living with substance abuse issues.

  • Contribute to short term intensive and individualised therapeutic care and psychosocial support whilst working collaboratively with consumers, carers and families to provide outreach assistance that aims to achieve their goals.

  • Develop and maintain effective referral relationships with supporting organisations for clients that assist in reaching recovery goals.

Your Contribution

  • Possess formal qualifications and registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker.

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mental illness and the assessment of disorders including relevant legislation pertinent to the role.

  • Strong and effective communication skills.

  • You have a demonstrated ability to engage individuals or families through telephone, face to face or online meetings in an empathic manner.

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.

IWAMHS is part of NorthWestern Mental Health which boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

Alex Smith, Manager RMH Ambulatory Mental Health Services

(m) 0417 536 251 alexandra.smith@mh.org.au

Sheran Kay, Team Leader Post Discharge Mental Health Support Program


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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