Published February 16, 2023
Last Modified February 15, 2023
Department of Addiction Medicine St Vincents Hospital Melbourne
62 Gertrude St, Australia
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Closing Date
April 7, 2023

Job Description

About the Role


The role of the Snr. Clinician is work with all key stakeholders including the State-wide lead service, Turning Point, the other Partner Hubs but in particular the Area MH & Wellbeing services in the designated service area for the St. Vincent’s Partner Providers Hub. This is a position of clinical leadership. The role works in collaboration with the manager, deputy clinical director and other discipline seniors as part of DoAM service delivery. This role is responsible for ensuring client care is provided in accordance with evidenced based, research informed integrated care for people with MH & Substance use issues.


This role shall provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team who provide a range of direct and telehealth clinical services targeting addiction and highly complex mental health presentations. This role will include the provision of supervision, support and management to staff. This role involves being part of the management of effective clinical service delivery. The role will involve holding a clinical load.


This role requires a strategic thinker with demonstrable clinical experience in Public Mental Health Services and AOD sector and who understands the key drivers of the Victorian health industry

You will:

  • Participate in the design, implementation and ongoing review and improvement of the Partner Provider Service.
  • In collaboration with clinical directors and leaders, contribute to the development and implementation of related policies, standards, practice guidelines, models of care, and clinical service provision to support the Partner Provider service and associated services.
  • Provide high quality clinical and operational leadership that ensures the day to day activities of the service are carried out in an effective manner;
  • Provide guidance to clinicians on appropriate allocation of clients for consultation, assessment and treatment;
  • Provide advanced primary and secondary consultation including risk and dual diagnosis, case planning, crisis support, brief interventions and referrals for clients;
  • Contribute and participate in clinical review and case conferences with internal and external services and agencies.
  • Contributes to the education and supervision of staff and students;
  • Participates in workforce development as required;
  • Implements harm minimisation and risk assessment strategies for at-risk individuals.


Classifications for this position will Grade 4 Allied Health/RPN4

Key Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor Degree in either Occupational Therapy or Social Work, Clinical Masters in Psychology and current Registration as a Psychologist under the Health Professions Registration Act 2005 (Vic), Division 3 or Division 1 Nurse with Psychiatric Endorsement from the AHPRA
  • Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology and nursing - Current registration or eligibility for membership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Social Work – Current registration with AASW or eligibility for AASW registration. AASW Mental Health Accreditation is highly regarded.  Overseas qualified Social Workers to provide evidence of AASW assessment of qualifications
  • Clinical Psychology – Practice Endorsement as a ‘Clinical’ Psychologist with AHPRA or engaged in an approved registrar program towards ‘Clinical’ endorsement.
  • Current Victorian driver’s license
  • A minimum of at least 5 years post qualification clinical experience within Mental Health Services and AOD
  • Proven ability and experience in leading project management and in particular stakeholder engagement and change management approaches
  • Sound working knowledge of co-design principles
  • Commitment to:
    • The Values and Health Care Philosophy of the Sisters of Charity
    • The Principles of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Patient Care Model
    • The Hospital’s Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary mental health and AOD service provision, recovery oriented practice, co-design approaches, and Victorian Mental Health and AOD legislation and policy frameworks
  • Highly developed skills in engaging and working collaboratively with consumers, carers and supporters, members of the multidisciplinary team, other senior staff and external agencies.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including problem solving ability and conflict resolution skills, as well as sound oral and writing skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills including time management, prioritisation of multiple tasks and working to tight deadlines
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and professional supervision