Mental Health Emergency Consultation Service (MHECS) Clinician – Wagga Wagga

November 18, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs
Employer: Murrumbidgee Local Health District
$102,500 – $105,932 pa + Super + Salary Packaging

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time ( 13 December 2021 – 26 June 2022)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $102,500 – $105,932 per annum
Hours per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ269763
Vaccination Category: A
Applications Close: 2 December 2021

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.



Jump on board.  We are waiting to have you part of our team.



  • Generous Salary Packaging options + rural and remote incentives
  • Career development and progression opportunities
  • Affordable housing with remarkable commute times to our picturesque communities
  • Genuine welcoming and supportive staff and communities with a lifestyle second to none!


Where you will be working

Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (WWBH) is one of the busiest rural hospitals in NSW with 300+ beds. We support over 40,000 emergency presentations, 1,100 births and approximately 11,000 operations each year.

WWBH provides services including critical care, medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetric, and rehabilitation care along with mental health and community health services.

We work with a team of specialists which include cardiovascular, gastroenterology, renal medicine, obstetrics, orthopedics, psychiatry and pediatrics. There is also the provision of a full range of allied health and support services such as dental, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sexual health, violence prevention and response services.

A specialised Mental Health Recovery Unit provides a large modern and comfortable facility and our community health services co-located on the Wagga Wagga campus.

To learn more about life in Wagga Wagga please visit:



About the Opportunity

The Mental Health Emergency Consultation and Support (MHECS) Clinician is part of a multidisciplinary team. The MHECS Clinician is responsible for coordinating and delivering emergency mental health consultations, assessments and support services to persons (including their family, and/or carers) who are experiencing acute mental health crisis in the MLHD. The MHECS Clinician together with the on-call consultant psychiatrist develop a plan to assist, support and guide the emergency department clinicians in 32 hospitals across MLHD in managing mental health consumers risk, medications and plans for ongoing care. 
The MHECS Clinician is an experienced clinician who possesses extensive specialist knowledge within mental health. They have advanced reasoning skills and operate autonomously with minimum direct clinical supervision. They are able to apply professional knowledge and judgement when performing novel, complex or critical tasks. Staff at this level are expected to exercise independent professional judgement when required in solving problems and managing cases where principles, procedures, techniques and methods require expansion, adaptation or modification.
The MHECS Clinician will demonstrate the ability to act as a professional role model, delivering a high level capacity for patient advocacy and cost benefit practice while demonstrating the ability to act as a change agent. They will provide effective clinical leadership and the ability to practice as an autonomous professional and the capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team environment. The MHECS Clinician will assist in allocating workloads and work through complex mental health presentations with other clinicians providing the best possible outcomes.

To learn more about the role and responsibilities and pre-employment checks required, please review the Position Description.


Interested? Get in touch today by either applying directly or contacting Paul Craft on [email protected]


Please note, your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.


MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.


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