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Senior Specialist - Clinical Director Adult Acute Mental Health Service

36 days ago: ACT Government Health

Job Description

Description

  Position Number: 14037
Annual Salary: Indicative total package value of between: $253,396 - $341,850 ($253,396 - $312.366 Specialist 1-5 only) inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and 10.5% super. Other allowances could include a value of up to $271,494 - $359,948 as applicable.
Group Attraction and Retention Incentive: $50,000 - $75,000
Please note: The ARIn will be reviewed every 12 months where the ARIn may be terminated or adjusted under the terms of the ARIn policy. To continue payment the ARIn must continue to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the ARIn framework. The maximum combined salary and ARIn amount for this position is $424,725
Branch: Mental Health Justice Health Alcohol & Drug Services
Section: Office of the Chief Psychiatrist
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 6 June 2019
Contact Officer: Dr Denise Riordan, Chief Psychiatrist (02) 5124 1098
About us:
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
Three Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
• A range of community based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.
Strong research links are maintained with the ANU, University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. All specialties are represented with the exception of organ transplantation. The hospital has well developed post graduate teaching programs. A fully equipped medical library is available on site with a large collection of hard copy and on line journals and textbooks.
The preferred candidate maybe considered for a conjoint position in ANU at an academic level commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The academic position will be held for the duration of the Canberra Health Services employment and will be subject to regular performance reviews. No remuneration is attached to the University position. The employee will be responsible to the University on academic matters and to The Canberra Hospital & Health Services / Canberra Health Services for clinical/ research matters.
For more information in relation to conjoint positions with the ANU please contact Professor Imogen Mitchell, Dean, ANU Medical School (02) 6125 2622 dean.medicalschool@anu.edu.au
About our great city, Canberra, Australia’s National Capital:
Canberra is a city with outstanding amenities and excellent housing, educational and leisure opportunities. It is home to national icons and monuments as well as natural treasures. The coast and ski fields are nearby; Sydney is only three hours away by road. For more information on our great city and your future, visit: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/
Overview of the work area and position:
Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services (MHJHADS) provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples home. These services include:
• Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
• Adult Acute Mental Health Services
• Alcohol & Drug Services
• Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
• Adult Community Mental Health Services
• Justice Health Services
• Dhulwa Mental Health Unit
The Adult Mental Health Services at the Canberra Hospital campus include the 37 bed Adult Mental Health Unit, the six bed Mental Health Unit within the Emergency Department and the Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Services within the Emergency Department and general hospital at the Canberra Hospital. The two inpatient wards facilitate integrated and multidisciplinary care and treatment within a safe, functional and comfortable environment.
The care delivered is person- centred and consistent with the recovery model framework. The Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Services assess and manage those referred by other Divisions within the Canberra Hospital and Health Services campus.
Under broad direction of the MHJHADS Director of Clinical Services, the Clinical Director of Adult Acute Mental Health Services (AAHMS) is responsible for the management and provision of clinical leadership and clinical duties for the AAMHS. In conjunction with the Director of Clinical Services, the Clinical Director of AAMHS is responsible for provision of high level clinical leadership to ensure that allocated resources are managed to meet all service delivery targets.
Key responsibilities are to ensure medical engagement with the Division, and to efficiently manage medical staff recruitment, placement and leave arrangements.
The Clinical Director works in collaboration with the Operational Directors for each AAMHS program area to ensure high quality outcomes for the people who use the program. Additionally, the Directors work in collaboration with other program areas to ensure high quality outcomes for the people who use services from the Division.

The role is also heavily involved with the ongoing development of the acute adult inpatient services within the new ACT Territory-wide Health Services Framework.
It is expected that (approximately) 75% of the Clinical Director’s time will be focused on their substantive clinical service delivery role and 25% will be allocated to the other duties.
Qualifications and experience:
Mandatory:
• Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency.
• Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent specialist qualifications including evidence of satisfactory participating on the RANZCP’s Continuing Professional Development program.
• Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.
Desirable:
• Advanced knowledge of the Mental Health ACT 2015 and other related legislations.
• Current Drivers licence.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Salary, Remuneration and Conditions:
Senior Staff Specialist: $222,205
Starting salary will be negotiated within this band for the successful candidate, depending on their experience and expertise.
Reimbursement of relocation costs may be available if you are the successful candidate.
Medical Staff in the Health Directorate enjoy excellent conditions, and our Enterprise Agreement is available at www.health.gov.au/employment
Duties
1. Provide clinical services to consumers of the service and to participate in the on-call rosters for the Division.
2. Provide clinical direction, leadership, planning and evaluation for a multidisciplinary program - including protocols for admission and discharge, expert clinical opinion and effective clinical risk management, particularly in complex and sensitive cases.
3. Ensure that service delivery targets for patient flow, access and discharge planning are met.
4. Assist the Director of Clinical Services to ensure that appropriate clinical governance mechanisms are in place and that there is effective line management of program medical staff including rostering, leave planning and performance management.
5. In conjunction with Operational Director, actively engage in both the quality and safety activities for the Program and the Division and the Health Infrastructure program, which includes service redesign, model of care and the ECT service development.
6. Identify and facilitate professional development and training requirements for medical and other clinical staff within the Program and the Division.
7. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.
Selection Criteria
These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.
Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.
1. Proven high performance as both an experienced clinician and leader of a multidisciplinary clinical service in the acute adult general inpatient mental health sector.
2. Expert knowledge and proven experience in working within relevant legislation, including the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act (2015), Corrections Management Act (2007) and the Children’s and Young Peoples Act (2008).
3. Proven ability to implement clinical governance mechanisms with demonstrated experience in the application of quality improvement activities and a strong commitment to teaching for all levels and disciplines, service evaluation and research.
4. Demonstrated high level of written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.
How to Apply
To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application.

Job

:   Senior Medical Officers

Salary Range

:   222,205.00   -   222,205.00

Contact Name

:   Denise Riordan

Contact Email

:   chiefpsychiatrist@act.gov.au

Closing Date

:   06/Jun/2019, 9:59:00 PM  

  Description   Position Number: 14037 Annual Salary: Indicative total package value of between: $253,396 - $341,850 ($253,396 - $312.366 Specialist 1-5 only) inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and 10.5% super. Other allowances could include a value of up to $271,494 - $359,948 as applicable. Group Attraction and Retention Incentive: $50,000 - $75,000 Please note: The ARIn will be reviewed every 12 months where the ARIn may be terminated or adjusted under the terms of the ARIn policy. To continue payment the ARIn must continue to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the ARIn framework. The maximum combined salary and...