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Mental Health Clinician - Clinical Care Coordination

Advertiser: Hunter Primary Care3 out of 53.0 overall rating (3 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Feb 2020
Location
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Mental Health Clinician - Clinical Care Coordination

  • Full time and part time opportunities
  • Various locations
  • Well respected not for profit organisation

At Hunter Primary Care, we support people to live a healthy life. As a not-for-profit organisation, Hunter Primary Care have been providing quality health care and wellbeing services to the Hunter community for almost 30 years. We understand that everyone’s heath care journey is different and listen to each individual’s needs and goals. We deliver a range of health and wellbeing services in collaboration with our network of trusted health professionals. We listen. Care. Connect.

At Hunter Primary Care, we encourage flexible working and aim to create a work environment where all employees are valued, and can contribute, regardless of gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. 

Hunter Primary Care (HPC) is seeking enthusiastic mental health clinicians to provide clinical care coordination services within the primary health sector. You will have an interest in recovery-oriented mental health care, be experienced in mental health service provision and possess excellent communication skills. A good working knowledge of clinical and psychosocial support services within the primary health sector would be an asset to this role.

HPC’s Clinical Care Coordination Services provides support to people whose mental health is exacerbated by complex psychosocial factors and/or comorbidities. There are a number of programs within this stream including the Transitional Care Packages (TCP) program. The TCP Program provides short-term coordinated clinical care for people transitioning from a brief admission to Maitland Mental Health unit into primary care. 

Positions are currently available for:
- Transitional Care Packages Program: 24hours/week, Maitland location
- Clinical Care Coordination: 24-38hrs/week, There are opportunities for either contractor or employed staffing model. Positions are available across a range of geographical locations (including Greater Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, towns in the Lower and Upper Hunter regions and Mid Coast - Taree, Foster, Gloucester).

Applications are invited from credentialed mental health nurses, experienced mental health nurses engaged in the credentialing process or experienced allied health clinicians (psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist). 

Employed staff remuneration is based on the Hunter Primary Care Employee Collective Agreement and associated remuneration policies, and is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Alternatively, HPC offers an attractive sessional based fee to deliver these services for a clinician in private practice.

Essential Criteria

• Degree qualifications in a mental health profession (including accreditation with the appropriate registration or recognition with the professional body), preferably with a minimum of three years’ clinical experience
• Where applicable, Mental Health Accreditation (for nursing, social work, occupational therapy) or be eligible for and/or working towards same. 
• Demonstrated experience in delivery of community based mental health services including care coordination, crisis intervention and/or assertive community treatment
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills including the ability to engage with a diverse range of people.
• Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously within a strong clinical governance framework.
• Skilled in the use of computers/clinical software including client management systems and Microsoft Office programs.

Desirable Criteria

• Sound knowledge of Hunter (and Manning, where applicable) area public, private and NGO mental health sectors
• Sound knowledge and understanding of Primary Care health pathways
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of mental health service delivery within a recovery framework.

The successful applicant for this position will be asked to consent to a police check.  Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position.  Each application will be considered on its merits.
If you believe you are a good fit for the role and share our values of respect, excellence, integrity and recognition, and have a strong interest in working with a team who are committed to improving health in our community, please apply today. 
For further information or questions, please contact Danielle Adams on (02) 4925 2259 or via email dadams@hunterprimarycare.com.au

Applications close: 5.00pm, Thursday 27 February 2020

Further information regarding this opportunity can be found in the position description at the About Us / Careers page of our website - http://hunterprimarycare.com.au. All applications must include a cover letter individually addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria found in the position description. 

To apply for this position, click on Apply Now below to upload your resume and application.

Hunter Primary Care is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

www.hunterprimarycare.com.au

At Hunter Primary Care, we support people to live a healthy life. As a not-for-profit organisation, Hunter Primary Care have been providing quality health care and wellbeing services to the Hunter community for almost 30 years. We understand that everyone’s heath care journey is different and listen to each individual’s needs and goals. We deliver a range of health and wellbeing services in collaboration with our network of trusted health professionals. We listen. Care. Connect.

At Hunter Primary Care, we encourage flexible working and aim to create a work environment where all employees are valued, and can contribute, regardless of gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. 

Hunter Primary Care (HPC) is seeking enthusiastic mental health clinicians to provide clinical care coordination services within the primary health sector. You will have an interest in recovery-oriented mental health care, be experienced in mental health service provision and possess excellent communication skills. A good working knowledge of clinical and psychosocial support services within the primary health sector would be an asset to this role.

HPC’s Clinical Care Coordination Services provides support to people whose mental health is exacerbated by complex psychosocial factors and/or comorbidities. There are a number of programs within this stream including the Transitional Care Packages (TCP) program. The TCP Program provides short-term coordinated clinical care for people transitioning from a brief admission to Maitland Mental Health unit into primary care. 

Positions are currently available for:
- Transitional Care Packages Program: 24hours/week, Maitland location
- Clinical Care Coordination: 24-38hrs/week, There are opportunities for either contractor or employed staffing model. Positions are available across a range of geographical locations (including Greater Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, towns in the Lower and Upper Hunter regions and Mid Coast - Taree, Foster, Gloucester).

Applications are invited from credentialed mental health nurses, experienced mental health nurses engaged in the credentialing process or experienced allied health clinicians (psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist). 

Employed staff remuneration is based on the Hunter Primary Care Employee Collective Agreement and associated remuneration policies, and is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Alternatively, HPC offers an attractive sessional based fee to deliver these services for a clinician in private practice.

Essential Criteria

• Degree qualifications in a mental health profession (including accreditation with the appropriate registration or recognition with the professional body), preferably with a minimum of three years’ clinical experience
• Where applicable, Mental Health Accreditation (for nursing, social work, occupational therapy) or be eligible for and/or working towards same. 
• Demonstrated experience in delivery of community based mental health services including care coordination, crisis intervention and/or assertive community treatment
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills including the ability to engage with a diverse range of people.
• Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously within a strong clinical governance framework.
• Skilled in the use of computers/clinical software including client management systems and Microsoft Office programs.

Desirable Criteria

• Sound knowledge of Hunter (and Manning, where applicable) area public, private and NGO mental health sectors
• Sound knowledge and understanding of Primary Care health pathways
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of mental health service delivery within a recovery framework.

The successful applicant for this position will be asked to consent to a police check.  Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position.  Each application will be considered on its merits.
If you believe you are a good fit for the role and share our values of respect, excellence, integrity and recognition, and have a strong interest in working with a team who are committed to improving health in our community, please apply today. 
For further information or questions, please contact Danielle Adams on (02) 4925 2259 or via email dadams@hunterprimarycare.com.au

Applications close: 5.00pm, Thursday 27 February 2020

Further information regarding this opportunity can be found in the position description at the About Us / Careers page of our website - http://hunterprimarycare.com.au. All applications must include a cover letter individually addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria found in the position description. 

To apply for this position, click on Apply Now below to upload your resume and application.

Hunter Primary Care is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

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