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Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.

RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.  

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au


Senior Mental Health Clinician (Eating Disorders)

  • 0.2EFT until July 2022
  • Grade 3
  • Exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team


The Department: 

The Department of Adolescent Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital is a speciality department within the Division of Medicine comprising of Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Social Workers and Psychologists working together to provide inpatient and outpatient care to adolescents aged between 12 – 18 years. The Department is comprised of sub-speciality teams including the Eating Disorders Service, Gender Service, Young People’s Health Service, Chronic Illness Peer Support (ChIPS) Service and Transition Support Services.


The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Senior Mental Health Clinician to join our specialist and research driven eating disorder service and innovative multidisciplinary team on an ongoing basis. The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for providing clinical care to adolescents with restrictive eating disorders – anorexia nervosa, atypical anorexia and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder - in the North Western Metropolitan region.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary Qualification in relevant discipline
  • Eligibility for membership in Victoria of an appropriate professional body
  • Current Registration with AHPRA (where professionally relevant). Psychologists must hold Clinical Endorsement, have completed a minimum Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and have current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA). Occupational Therapists must have current registration with AHPRA. Speech Pathologists, and Social Workers must meet the current accreditation standards of Speech Pathology Australia and Australian Association of Social Work respectively.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills and experience in child or adolescent mental health.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multidisciplinary care team environment and liaising with external providers in the delivery of treatment.
  • Board-approved supervisor status         
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant child and adolescent mental health field (desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience in evidence-based treatment for adolescent restrictive eating disorders e.g. FBT, AFT, CBT etc. (desirable)


View Position Description here

Why work at the RCH?

RCH is committed to a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all hospital employees must have received their first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by 15 December.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 2 December 2021