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Covid-19 Clinical Response Coordinator


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Reporting to the Manager of Clinical Quality and Safety, the COVID-19 Clinical Response Coordinator is responsible for implementing COVID-19 responses across all of Orygen’s areas, as determined by the COVID-19 Lead and Director of Nursing.

The position will actively participate in planning, responding and implementing changes for all aspects of COVID-19 responses and foster a culture of clinical quality and safety, with emphasis on the wellbeing and safety of staff, clients, and family and/or carers.

You will:

  • Develop and implement a clinical services business continuity plan.
  • Track and Trace staff, young people, family and/or carers notifications in line with Government directions. Notifying effected parties and clearing staff for return.
  • Track the Victorian and Australian Governments’ response to COVID-19 and attempt to be prepared ahead of changes and new implications for Orygen’s services and staff.
  • Write policies, procedures, guidelines and tools for COVID responses, as required (including updating flow charts, screening tools and staff guidance), in conjunction with the relevant functional teams.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Formal qualifications as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse such as Bachelor Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or equivalent, or, Bachelor Degree in Nursing plus a Postgraduate qualification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and registration with AHPRA.
  • Have a superior understanding of clinical programs.
  • Have a good understanding of how changes can impact on clinical risks for young people, families and/or carers, staff and those who undertake work on behalf of Orygen.
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence will be required.

What you’ll get in return

  • RPN4/5 + 10% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Opportunity to be employed by Melbourne Health or Orygen
  • Ability to purchase additional leave; access to EAP; generous Parental Leave Scheme
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle and access to policies and tools that support this
  • Opportunity to contribute to service design and growth within youth mental health services
  • Provider and further develop your leadership and skills with Orygen and be part of leading the revolution in youth mental health

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

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This is a full-time, fixed term position for 6 months with possibility of extension.

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Orygen may close the advertisement before the closing date. 

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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