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The following positions are currently available and have been submitted to the ACMHN to advertise to the ACMHN membership via the website. Please contact the advertising agent for further information about the position and a position description, to submit your application and/or curriculum vitae. ACMHN will not be responsible for re-directing any applications received. 

Goulburn Valley Health - Acute Response Senior Clinician (1FTE) and Acute Response Clinician (2FTE)
Shepparton Victoria.

 About us at GV Health

At GV Health we are so much more than a regional health service.  Currently in the midst of an exciting redevelopment, once completed, the $229 million state-of-the-art facility will further enhance our acute care service delivery. As one of the largest employers in the region, we work with purpose and pride and are committed to respecting and embracing diversity, inclusion and accessibility for our people and community

About our roles

We are currently seeking experienced and dedicated Acute Response Clinicians and a Senior Acute Response Clinician to join our great multidisciplinary mental health team at GV Health.

 As the Senior Clinician you will be responsible for providing a senior level of clinical community mental health practice within the Adult Community Health Team.  You will also be proficient in acute assessment and response, case management and act as a significant resource in terms of the seamless transition of consumers along the mental health continuum of care.  This is a full-time permanent opportunity.

As an Acute Response Clinician, you will be responsible for the provision of care and treatment to consumers of the Goulburn valley Area Mental Health Services and undertake consumer focused comprehensive assessment, including mental status examination and risk assessment. There are two full time permanent opportunities available.

So dependent on your work experiences and career aspiration the choice is yours!

What are we looking for?

  • Current registration with the AHPRA
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurses must have a post-graduate qualification or equivalent in mental health. Psychologists must have current clinical psychology or forensic psychology registration with the Psychology Board of Australia Social Workers must be: eligible for membership of the AASW, OTs must be eligible for registration with the OTBA
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in mental health for a Senior Acute Clinician
  • A minimum of three-year post-graduate experience for an Acute Response Clinician
  • Sound knowledge of principles and practice of psychiatric care

Our offer to you:

  • Generous salary packaging, subsidised staff parking and discounted leisure memberships
  • Flexible work practices and options to purchase additional leave to help create work/life balance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Professional development and study leave to help reach your learning and career goals
  • Social club membership offering a range of events, functions and local community discounts
  • Our CREATE Outstanding reward and recognition program

Learn more

For further information on either role please contact Pam Ewert on 0417319065 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to apply please visit:  and enter #21513 for the Senior Clinician and #21511 for the Acute Response Clinician.

Applications close:  15/7/2020

Registered Nurse - Alcohol & Other Drug

Tasmanian Health Service
Alcohol and Drug Service, North West

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Registered Nurse - Alcohol & Other Drug (517284) vacancy.

Tasmania offers an envious lifestyle with some of the most amazing natural attractions, a wide range of opportunities, quality education systems, short commutes, exceptional local beer, wine and food.

Period of Employment:
Permanent, full/part time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing ASAP.
Please note that part time hours may be considered.


• Provide a comprehensive, evidence-based clinical assessment, treatment and assertive case-management service to clients, and families/carers, who have issues with alcohol and/or other drugs.
• Undertake clinical documentation in line with organisational and professional requirements, including preparation of requested treatment reports.
• Participate in ongoing quality assurance programs, including approved research and the development and implementation of alcohol and other drug psychosocial treatment programs.

Essential Requirements:
Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.
• Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.
• The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
a) crimes of violence
b) sex related offences
c) serious drug offences
d) crimes involving dishonesty
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

$64,928 to $89,743 pro-rata per annum in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019
• Access to the Grade 4 salary range $84,018 - $89,743 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4.

• Please note that a multidisciplinary allowance (MDA) for the difference between the relevant nursing classification and Allied Health Professional Level may be payable. Please discuss with the contact person to determine how this may benefit you.
We offer:
• Attractive salary including salary packaging
• A multi-disciplinary work environment
• Family friendly workplace
Applicants are asked to address the selection criteria within the Statement of Duties. Apply online at

To find out more about these exciting opportunities, please contact

Sarah Moakes
Alcohol and Drug Service Team Leader – North West
Phone: (03) 6464 3131
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Applications close: 10 July 2020
Vacancy No: 517284

Positions are being sought for ACIS (CATT/ECATT) clinicians at Monash Health Clayton.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service.  We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.

About Mental Health Program

The Mental Health Program at Clayton is seeing significant enhancements in the way it provides assessment and treatment to child, adolescent, adult and aged consumers with the new Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Hub being currently recruited to and rolled out. Individuals presenting with Mental Health issues now receive a  more nuanced and targeted approach to triage, assessment and care.

In addition Monash Health is a tertiary hospital which has extensive teaching and research facilities for staff with further education highly valued.

The Mental Health Program sits across 3 hospital sites and multiple clinics with a wide range of programs in the Adult, Child and Adolescent, Aged and speciality spaces.

Monash Health will offer:

  • salary packaging
  • friendly and supportive culture
  • opportunity to experience various teams
  • on-going supervision and professional development

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

To view the full position description and to APPLY NOW, click here

Psychiatric Nurse Consultant – Education

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Mental Health Nurse to join South West Healthcare’s (SWH) Mental Health Services as a Psychiatric Nurse Consultant – Education.

The primary purpose of the Psychiatric Nurse Consultant (PNC) – Education is to be responsible for leadership in the planning, provision, delivery and co-ordination of mental health nursing education, training and professional development, to promote a high quality, sustainable workforce.  The PNC-Education will have strong collaborative links with both the Mental Health Service (MHS) and the broader SWH Education team to ensure the provision of high quality education to the mental health workforce, aligned with South West Healthcare strategic and operational plans. 

The PNC - Education will be responsible for the co-ordination, support and delivery of mental health nursing clinical placements; graduate, transition and post graduate programs; clinical and corporate education; and workforce development initiatives. The PNC will be well supported in fulfilling this role by the Leadership team at MHS, and the broader SWH – Educational Team.  In addition to this the PNC - Education will develop collaborative relationships with other relevant training and educational organisations.

What you bring

As an experienced Registered Nurse with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Mental Health Nursing, this position offers an exciting opportunity to join MHS and contribute to the ongoing professional development of the mental health nursing workforce, assisting in developing a workforce to take SWH-MHS into the future.  The successful applicant will require either a post graduate diploma in Mental Health Nursing or to have completed a Specialist Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing Program.  

Additional qualifications or experience in education and training are preferred by not essential.

Working as part of a collaborative and highly skilled team of professionals, excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, and a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of legislation, regulation and contemporary practice is essential.

This position is a Full Time permanent role.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 34,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria’s Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

 For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Jodi Radley (Senior Mental Health Nurse) on telephone (03) 5564 6003 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, with the appropriate discipline classification of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 5.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children’s Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of two (2) referees by Sunday 21 June 2020.

 Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

Nurse Unit Manager (NG7)

Mental Health Inpatient Unit – Mackay Base Hospital - Mackay Hospital and Health Service

$116,092 - $126,037 per annum

Your Opportunity:

To provide nursing leadership in proactively managing and coordinating clinical practice and the provision of human, financial and material resources in accordance with organisational goals, ensuring a cost-effective nursing service focused on providing exceptional, evidence-based patient care within the Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

Your Role:

  • Expert clinical knowledge of Mental Health and the provision of care within an acute and community setting.
  • Business Planning skills and experience in rostering, service profiles, balanced scorecard and the Business Planning Framework.
  • Expert knowledge of Human Resource management practices and principles, including workplace health and safety, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination.
  • To work collaboratively with all teams within the Division of Mental Health & Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service.
  • To encourage professional development, clinical supervision and generally assist to mentor staff within the Mental Health Unit, to ensure best practice and clinical competence.

Your Team:

The Mental Health Inpatient Unit provides care to people who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness. If a person is admitted to an acute inpatient unit, it is often because their mental illness is not manageable in a less restrictive setting, such as community-based support. Acute inpatient treatment services provide care to individuals who are experiencing an acute episode of serious mental illness including depression, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, personality disorder.

Your Employer – Mackay Hospital and Health Service:

Mackay Hospital and Health Service has eight hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and two additional community health services that employ more than 2,700 staff. The Mackay district covers an area of approximately 90,000km2 and provides services to approximately 182,000 people in Bowen, Cannonvale, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Mackay, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine and Sarina.

Learn more about Mackay HHS on our website:

Application Instructions:

Please submit your application online via or Instructions including important background information and mandatory qualifications are provided in the Role Description. A copy of the Role Description can be found on

Enquiries – Mark Scanlon  - Nursing Director on 07 4968 3893

Job Ad Reference – QLD/347224

Closing Date – 02-07-2020

Mental Health Clinician -Older Persons Clinical Nurse (NG6-1)

AODS and Specialist Teams - Mackay Community Health Centre - Mackay Hospital and Health Service

$94,545 - $101,237 per annum

Your Opportunity:

The AODS and Specialist Teams at the Mackay Community Health Centre is looking for a Mental Health Clinician – Older Persons Clinical Nurse to join their team on a Permanent Full Time (76 hours p.f) basis.

Your Role:

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with the Queensland Public Service and the Mackay HHS Values as outlined above and here.
  • Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
  • The provision of a Healthy and Safe environment within Mackay Hospital and Health Service is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Understand your accountability to uphold the principles and practices of the Health Service’s Health and Safety Management System in accordance with legislation and industry standards. As a supervisor actively promote good health and safety practices to staff of your work area.
  • Employees who are appointed to the Mackay HHS are accountable for information security, management and appropriate use, in accordance with legislation, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Provide an advanced standard of clinical care through the provision of assessment and coordinated case management services to older persons who suffer from a mental disorder, or a disorder related to aging complicated by a pre-existing mental disorder.
  • The Clinical Nurse also provides advanced level clinical skills to ensure patient-focused evidence-based nursing care, plans and coordinates the clinical management of patient/client care and provides leadership and support to other nursing staff within the Division of MH and AODS
  • Effectively liaise, network and facilitate an integrated approach to continuity of care in consultation with MIMHS Quality and Safety Officer. Initiate and actively participate in quality improvement projects that facilitate the review and evaluation of the target service and associated processes.

Your Team:

Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Service

The Mental Health and AOD Service is comprised of eight clinical teams across the Mackay HHS. The Mental Health Service is responsible for the provision of comprehensive, specialised mental health assessment and treatment services across the age-spectrum for people with severe and complex mental health problems. Our services aim to be consumer focused and recovery oriented and are provided in a variety of settings including community, an acute inpatient unit, hospitals and emergency departments. For more information visit:

Older Persons Mental Health

The Older Persons Mental Health Team provides specialised expertise for the community, in the assessment, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of individuals who may have a mental illness or disorder, or a dual diagnosis issue, that is complicated by problems and illnesses related to aging. The OPMH team assists older people with mental illness to remain living and participating in the community or primary health care setting, whilst also co-ordinating and supporting access to a range of appropriate services to assist with recovery and least restrictive practice. The team supports primary care and aged care providers, solo workers and/or small teams to undertake consumer assessments for a wide range of consumers (including those with complex and unclear aetiology), especially where minimal local consultant support is available.

Your Employer – Mackay Hospital and Health Service:

Mackay Hospital and Health Service has eight hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and two additional community health services that employ more than 2,700 staff. The Mackay district covers an area of approximately 90,000km2 and provides services to approximately 182,000 people in Bowen, Cannonvale, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Mackay, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine and Sarina.

Learn more about Mackay HHS on our website:

Application Instructions:

Please submit your application online via or Instructions including important background information and mandatory qualifications are provided in the Role Description. A copy of the Role Description can be found on

Enquiries – Rhonda Robinson - Team Leader on 07 4968 3737

Job Ad ReferenceQLD/345694

Closing Date – 22.06.2020