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Bipolar Affective Disorder Clinical Specialist (Youth Mood Clinic)

Melbourne Health - Parkville, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Bipolar Affective Disorder Clinical Specialist (Youth MOOD Clinic)

  • Participate in ongoing service improvement initiatives and activities

  • Fixed Term Part Time - until June 2021 (15.2 hours per fortnight)

  • Multidisciplinary role (Occupational Therapist Grade 3, Social Worker Grade 3, Psychologist Grade 3 and Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4)

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

Orygen Youth Health (OYH), a program of The Royal Melbourne Hospital's NorthWestern Mental Health Service, provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 to 24 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness. OYH also works alongside Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health which operates four primary mental health care headspace services in the catchment area.

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

  • Supervise delivery of psychological interventions in the Bipolar Early intervention project (BLEND). The BLEND project combines face to face psychological therapies with digital technologies, and is being implemented as a clinical trial at the Parkville Clinic. Parkville Clinic is co-located with Orygen Youth Health.

  • In consultation with YMC Lead Consultant and YMC Stream Leader, lead the development of a model of care for clients with BPAD who are seen in YMC, by integrating the learnings from the major sub-programs of Orygen Youth Health, including the Clinical program, Research program and Training and Communications program, as well as other sources of evidence based practice.

  • Provide supervision and access to secondary consultation and professional development activities.

  • Have significant expertise in the provision of mental health services to young people with Bipolar Affective Disorder.

  • The incumbent may be required to provide interventions to clients from a range of Clinical Streams and spend time working within other programs such as the Youth Access Team or the Outreach team. The service operates over a number of sites and staff may be required to work from these and be based at one or more sites, including, Parkville, Footscray, Wyndham, Sunshine, Melton, or other sites within the catchment.

Your Contribution

  • Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders

  • Experience and expertise in providing case management

  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate client-centred individual service plans, risk assessments and diagnostic formulations

  • Capacity to provide, or develop skills in, integrated assessment, treatment and care for dual diagnosis clients

  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with young people and their families

  • Capacity to develop effective working relationships, collaborations and partnerships with a range of services within the broader community service system including primary care, AOD agencies, employment and housing services, PDRSs and so on

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 stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are 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.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

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.

Parkville, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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