EOI - Overnight Clinician (Casual) - Liaison Psychiatry - Weekends

Applications close 31 July 2019

Liaison Psychiatry

Expression of Interest - Overnight Clinician (Casual) - Weekends

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced mental health clinicians (Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists) to work casual rostered overnight weekend shifts (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in the Emergency Department.

Liaison Psychiatry is based at Auckland City Hospital and provides specialist advice and consultation to services and teams within ADHB for people with concurrent physical and mental health needs. The service also provides assessment, advice and consultation to the Emergency Department at Auckland City Hospital. The multi-disciplinary team consists of Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurse Specialists, Registrar, Clinical Psychologist and Admin support.

The overnight clinician will be responsible for urgent and planned assessments and planning and delivering care and treatment to service users.  The role includes facilitating a single point of access to mental health services and coordination of acute assessment and treatment. The aim is to have two clinicians available each night, one of whom will be the “awake DAO” based at Te Whetu Tawera and anticipate that the role working closely and collaboratively with the on call registrar. The provision of coaching, education both formally and informally to ACH staff about mental health is also an important part of the role.

We will provide you with full orientation and consider any development needs you might have in taking up the casual role. Remuneration will be at Grade 5 of the senior nursing scale or the equivalent on the Allied Health scale.

We welcome expressions of interest from registered mental health clinicians and current DAOs. We would also consider clinicians who are interested in taking up a secondment.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB”.

Please email your application comprising a CV and covering letter to Adele Wakeham at AdeleW@adhb.govt.nz

For any query or help applying online please contact Teenie Nguyen - Recruitment Coordinator at teenien@adhb.govt.nz

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Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not a Children's Worker as defined by the Act.