Mental Health Act Delegate, Clinical Governance Unit , Mental Health and Alcohol Tobacco, Other Drugs Service, Cairns

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The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service covers a large geographic area with a diverse and growing population. The Health Service provides a wide range of primary care, acute and specialist services.

Our staff are a part of the community we serve, and we strongly believe that health outcomes are enhanced by involving our community in the planning and evaluation of local health services.

About us: 

Our values were developed by our staff, patients and community. They guide our work and actions every day. Our staff are part of the community we serve. We believe that we can improve health outcomes by involving our community in the planning and evaluation of their local health services.

About you:

In your new role you will……

  • Proven ability to utilise and maintain health information computer systems and management of patient records and files.
  • Proven ability to provide accurate, timely and high quality confidential administrative services, and an ability to work autonomously and provide services on a HHS-wide or network basis.
  • Ability to plan, develop and deliver appropriate training to mental health service staff and staff of other key government agencies and non-government agencies.

About your opportunity:

In this position you will…..  provide authoritative and specialised advice in mental health legislative activities to internal and external stakeholders.

About your role:

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with CHHHS values as outlined above.
  • Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and work policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
  • In collaboration with the Administrator of the Cairns Authorised Mental Health Service (AMHS) consult, liaise and provide authoritative and specialised expert advice in mental health legislative activities to senior mental health professionals including internal and external stakeholders to ensure the legislative provisions of the Mental Health Act 2016 are implemented and maintained. Perform as the system administrator for the Mental Health Act component of CIMHA for the Cairns AMHS.

Mandatory inclusion:

 As a Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service employee, not only will you receive competitive remuneration, you will also have access to:

  • Generous superannuation
  • Salary packaging
  • Annual incremental increases
  • Career training and development
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Wellness programs

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) evidence as required for your employment in accordance with legislation/government policy and Directives.

For more information about this role, please refer to the attached Role Description.

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16 June 2024
Location: Australia Queensland Cairns region
Salary: As per State Award AUD per year
Work type:
Locum Tenens
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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