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Medacs Healthcare are excited to be parenting with a Public Hospital in Geelong VIC. This large health service is seeking Psychologists to join their Community Teams in 3 different areas:
Aged Psychiatry Service
Focus within a multidisciplinary team that provides a range of psychiatric case management services to Aged Psychiatry clients, their carers and families within a community setting. This may be a nursing home, residential service, their own home and/or the carer's home
Emergency Mental Health
The Hospital Acute Intervention Service team is a 7 day a week, 24 hour service with three shifts. The team is a tertiary level, multidisciplinary mental health, drugs and alcohol team.
The Emergency Mental Health team's aim is to provide timely and effective mental health and drugs and alcohol assessments for all consumers and their families who present to the emergency department with acute mental health/drug and alcohol presentations and crisis. This service may be delivered as part of the MHAOD Hub, or within the Emergency Department more broadly. Clinicians also provide assessment and treatment alongside Victoria Police (PACER) in the community.
The Senior Clinician will provide acute assessment and referral to internal teams or external agencies. Senior clinicians will demonstrate leadership in both the ongoing development of the acute intervention service, support their manager with day to day operations of the team including acting up during periods of leave, and provide direct support to RPN3 / Allied Health Grade 2 clinicians rostered on shift with them.
Community Mental Health Teams
To provide assessment, treatment and recovery based interventions to individuals and their families who experience serious mental illness. The broader service delivery model of MHDAS includes provision of high quality interventions that are consumer-centred, family/carer inclusive and are delivered in a timely and coordinated manner in line with the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014.