Psychiatry Career Medical Officer

Job Ref: VAC-42309
Speciality : Psychiatry
Grade: Registrar
Job Type: Permanent -Start : 06 May 2019 -End: 06 May 2020
Date Added: 26 April 2019
  • Tasmania, Australia Tasmania AUS
  • $120,000 - $145,000 per Annum
    ANNUM
  • Meadhbh Sheehy
  • salary packaging
  • 0282482962
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Psychiatry Career Medical Officer

Location: Tasmania

Salary: $120k- $145k per annum + salary packaging

Fixed term, Full time

  • Beautiful Location
  • A multi-disciplinary work environment
  • Family friendly workplace

The region offers an envious lifestyle with some of the most amazing natural attractions, a wide

range of opportunities, short commutes, exceptional food, wine and local beer.

An opportunity exists for a qualified Career Medical Officer with experience in general and

psychiatric medicine to join a new team and be at the forefront of leading innovation. You will be responsible for the assessment, treatment and care provided to consumers of service in the delivery of intensive home-based care, following principles of recovery and trauma informed practice.

The new team will include medical, nursing, allied health, peer workers and administrative support. The Team will be a virtual ward at the hospital with direct links to the Department of Psychiatry, Emergency Department and Adult Community Mental Health Teams and as such is part of State-wide Mental Health Services. The Service will operate seven days a week.

The Career Medical Officer works as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality mental health.

Under the direction of the Head of Department - Adult Mental Health Services or their Delegate you will:

  • Provide medical and general psychiatric services to consumers of the Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit, within the framework of established medical services practice, recovery focused and trauma informed care.
  • Provide intensive home-based care to consumers of the Unit, which includes biopsychosocial assessments, active, therapeutic engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments, within a multidisciplinary team
  • Work closely with a range of applicable stakeholders including, but not limited to Inpatient Mental Health Units, Emergency Department, Adult Community Mental Health Services, general practitioners, pharmacists, community organisations, to optimise patient flow and maximise consumer outcomes.

Duties:

Comprehensive medical assessment, treatment and clinical care to all consumers of the Unit including physical examination at admission, either in the Emergency Department (ED) or Department of Psychiatry, and then ongoing within the consumer's own home.

Complete all required clinical documentation, including relevant correspondence, discharge summaries, medication charts, clinical notes and required data collection, within specified timeframes, predominantly via electronic records systems.

Work closely with a range of applicable stakeholders including, but not limited to Inpatient Mental Health Units, Emergency Department, Adult Community Mental Health Services, general practitioners, pharmacists, community organisations, to optimise patient flow and maximise consumer outcomes.

Participate in the psychiatric assessment and management of consumers of the MHHITH Unit with a focus on therapeutic engagement and collaborative care planning with the individual consumer, their carer's and the MDT.

Provide on-call medical services to Mental Health units outside normal working hours by participating in the after-hours duty roster as required.

Provide reports to the Mental Health Tribunal and Guardianship and Administration Board, and attend related hearings and forums as required.

Participate in medical student teaching and in-service training of staff.

Actively participate in designated individual clinical supervision and regional peer supervision processes.

Requirements:
General or limited registration with the medical board of Australia

Selection Criteria:

Experience and skill in adult general and psychiatric medicine in a range of relevant acute care and/or community mental health settings

Demonstrated ability to engage and work therapeutically with a wide range of Mental Health consumers and demonstrated clinical experience to exercise independent medical judgement and work with minimal assistance from colleagues.

Experience with or demonstrated ability to work with psychiatric consumers, particularly complex presentations with enduring serious mental illness and associated behavioural problems, within a trauma informed practice framework.

A commitment to delivering sound clinical outcomes within the resource capacity of the Unit.

If you would like to be considered for either of the above opportunity apply with your current CV or call Meadhbh Sheehy on 02 8248 2962

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