Perinatal Emotional Health Prog Clin
Reference Number 13252
Employment Type Part Time
Department/Unit Specialist &
Location Latrobe Valley Community Mental Health Services, Traralgon
Enterprise Agreement Classification Dependent on qualifications
Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne. Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency and intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.
LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. These complement extensive Allied Health amenities including a gym and pool
LRH is the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across the region and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people and older persons.Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and suitably qualified mental health clinician to join the Specialist &
Therapeutic Programs team at Latrobe Regional Hospital on a Part Time basis. Reporting to the Manager Specialist &
Therapeutic Programs, the successful applicant will play an important role in the provision of assessment, early intervention, support and education for women at risk of or experiencing perinatal mental health problems.
The successful applicant will be required to:
Provide active follow up of mental health screening or perinatal mental health concerns identified by midwives, maternal and child health nurses or general practitioners;
Support and up-skill midwives, maternal and child health nurses and mental health workers in identification, assessment and management of perinatal mental health problems;
Provide psychoeducation to women and their families regarding perinatal mental health;
Provide advocacy for women with services to ensure timely responses
To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate:
The ability to work autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team;
The ability to workeffectively with related organisations and their employees;
Sound decision making ability;
The ability to evaluate outcomes and recommend strategies for change;
The ability to influence clinical practice and systems change;
The ability to develop, deliver and evaluate education programs.
For further information about this position please contact Linda Waters, Manager Specialist &
Therapeutic Programs 5128 0013 email:
Applicants will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.
Latrobe Regional Hospital is a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. We recognise and value inclusion and diversity and encourage all people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for our positions.
LRH?s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.
LRH reserves the right to appoint a successful applicant before the advertising end date.Selection Criteria Essential:
Registered Nurse Division 1 with a formal Post-Graduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing OR Degree of a recognised school of Occupational Therapy or OR eligible for membership of AASW OR Registration with Psychologist Board of AustraliaEssential:
Experience in treatment interventions appropriate to perinatal depression and other disordersEssential:
Experience working with mothers and babiesEssential:
Capability to provide shared care, secondary consultation and develop service partnershipsEssential:
Ability to work autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team.Essential:
Ability to work effectively with related organisations and their employees.Essential:
Excellent written and verbal communication skillsEssential:
Current Victorian Driver?s License
Contact Person Linda Waters
Contact Number (03) 5128 0013
Contact Email email@example.com
Closing Date 16/11/2020