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Position Details
Reference Number 405953
Position Title Mental Health Shared Care Liaison Clinician Temp F/T
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 30/06/2018)
Entity Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Croydon
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The Mental Health Shared Care Liaison Clinician aims to develop and foster positive working relationships with General Practitioners (GPs), with a focus on enhancing and increasing the participation of GPs in the improvement of the physical health of mental health consumers within the Sydney LHD. The position is based in a Community Health Centre and partners with the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN.

 The SLHD Mental Health Service provides assessment, care planning and intervention for consumers presenting with mental illness and/or mental health problems. The service works closely with carers and significant others involved with the mental health consumers, and with local GPs and other partners and service providers, to assist consumers to identify physical health goals, and promote pathways to improve physical health outcomes.

 The role includes those activities and competencies normally undertaken at an advanced practice level.

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm


The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”.  This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.

The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

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SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions.  If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.

Selection Criteria Recognised tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Nursing with current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or eligibility for membership of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). For CNC, minimum of five (5) years full time equivalent post registration experience with at least three (3) years full time equivalent mental health experience

Demonstrated experience in developing strategic responses to the development of care pathways across diverse service delivery locations

Demonstrated understanding of the physical health needs of mental health consumers

Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and with external partners and agencies; effective interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience in report and submission writing

Demonstrated skills in problem solving, and initiating and leading clinical practice development projects, including development and delivery of mental health education programs at an advanced level

Experience in conducting research and incorporating findings of research into the provision of clinical services

Demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills in the use of information technology systems

Current NSW Drivers licence (P2 licence acceptable)
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Sam Vasta
Contact Number 0425346161
Closing Date 25/08/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view