Clinical Lead

Job Title: Clinical Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Penrith
Industry: Allied Health
Salary: AU$96000.00 - AU$110000.00 per annum + + super + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH317814_1659503740
Contact Name: Sydney Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: Aug 03, 2022

Job Description


Key position Responsibilities, Duties and Accountabilities

Service Delivery

  • Provide clinical oversight for and positive leadership of the multidisciplinary health team, to ensure all clinicians within the team work together to achieve excellence in service delivery, within the available resources.

  • Facilitate a strong clinical governance culture within the team, where each practitioner takes responsibility for their own decision making and quality improvement activities, whilst supporting the clinical governance framework. Including monitoring and evaluation to ensure internal audits and external accreditation requirements are met.

  • Promote the organisations culture of practice, which is underpinned by the principles of Collaborative Recovery. Ensure that a consumer-centred approach is used in the provision of intake, assessment and referral services

  • Provide services that are consistent with the Clinical Governance Framework

  • Actively contribute as a team member to the delivery of integrated mental health service delivery with the aim to more effectively support consumers and promote the recovery model.

  • Participate in the regular collection of service data which can then be used to evaluate outcomes and assist with the continuous improvement of the service

  • Ensure incident and critical incident reporting occurs in accordance with guidelines and take part in local on-call arrangements as required

  • Work and act independently within the parameters of the role, demonstrating professional autonomy and an ability to decide when it is appropriate to refer to the Service Manager, Regional Manager, or other Senior staff for guidance.

Clinical Services

Coordinating and providing clinical mental health services including:

  • Assess and screen referrals using appropriate tools, policies and procedures

  • Provide information about mental health and available services

  • Triage and assessment of mental health referrals

  • Work collaboratively with clients and their families to identify their mental health (and where appropriate, general health) needs

  • Coordinate client therapeutic interventions by formulating client plans in collaboration with the client, staff and external workers and agencies, including making internal and external referrals as needed

  • Determining client goals and strategies to be implemented through therapy and review as required

  • Support the continuity of client care and information flow between clients, staff and external workers and agencies

  • Participate in psychiatric assessment with clients where appropriate

  • Provide individual clinical interventions as required.

Partnerships and Community Engagement

  • Facilitate positive outcomes for consumers and carers through strong operational partnerships with public and private mental health services and other key stakeholders

  • Maintain strong working partnerships in particular with the public and private Mental Health Services and primary health to ensure a collaborative approach to intake assessments and the effective operation of the Penrith site.

  • Develop and maintain strong working partnerships with local community services to facilitate collaborative delivery of services

Service Development

  • Through service delivery and in collaboration with partners, staff and consumers identify service gaps and contribute to the development of appropriate solutions to address these gaps

  • Actively participate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the Service

  • Ensure the service is provided in a manner which is accessible to CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, and contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to monitor, and review the level of accessibility

  • Contribute to the development of policies relevant to the program (internally and externally) in line with the organisations aims, objectives and contract requirements

  • Undertake projects that contribute to the overall development of the organisation as decided by the NSW Senior Leadership Team.

Participation within the Team

  • Constructively participate in supervision, formally and informally with the Service Manager

  • Constructively participate in regular external professional discipline supervision

  • Support the induction and orientation of new staff members at Penrith as required from time to time

  • Foster a learning environment by participating in reciprocal guidance and coaching with other staff to share discipline knowledge and develop and inform your own practice by drawing on the expertise and insights of other staff

  • Participate in an annual performance review

  • Actively participate in reflective practice through team meetings, decision-making processes, service planning session, supervision and staff development activities

  • Raise and seek to resolve any areas of conflict or dispute with other staff in an open, honest and respectful manner

  • Support efforts in reducing our impact on the environment and work towards a sustainable future

Relationship and Community Engagement

  • Assist the Service Manager in directing the development or expansion of community engagement activities that promote good mental health and wellbeing in the community

  • Timely review and approval of relevant program information, documents and marketing materials for distribution within the community

  • Identify and employ strategies to develop and maintain relationships and communication with external stakeholders, referrers and governing bodies

  • Sit as a member of community committees and networks as required

  • Seek out and secure outreach locations for clinicians and manage relationships to ensure the longevity of these partnerships

Maintain Records and Resources

  • Collect, collate and maintain data on consumer contact

  • With team members collect information on community resources

  • Regularly report to the Service Manager regarding achievement of work plans

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