In response to a state-wide increase in mental health, Alcohol and Other Drug-related admissions, Sunshine Hospital is one of six sites funded by the Victorian Government to develop a dedicated mental health and AOD hub, set to open in 2022.
Our Emergency Department’s brand new $5.3 million facility will include the Behavioural Assessment Unit – a six-bed ward for high-acuity patients, offering dedicated patient centred care in a specialised environment – and The Hub, operates 24/7 for clients presenting with mental health, AOD and psychosocial issues. Having these brand new purpose built areas within the Emergency department will enable great access to personalised care to patients who need it most.
After leaving the hub, patients will be linked in with community-based or in-patient care. The mental health and AOD clinicians located within the Hub will also provide expert clinical advice across the whole of the Emergency Department, assessing in-patients for correlating conditions, and assisting them in an environment purpose-built to meet their needs.
Joining Western Health’s emergency team means you’ll get the chance to shape our new hub’s model of care – all while providing life-changing support to some of our most critical patients in a new, world-class facility.
Each day in our Emergency Department brings something new – new people, new experiences, and new opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Working in our new mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub will be a challenging but deeply rewarding experience – providing essential, specialist care to some of our most vulnerable patients. You’ll be part of a passionate and supportive team, picking up essential on-the-job skills in a world-class clinical environment.
The new facility will employ a truly multidisciplinary approach, requiring:
Dedicated six-bed facility for high acuity care
Low-acuity care for up to 24-hour stays
New units across the state
Perhaps now’s the time for you to make a move in your career. Maybe you want to work closer to home, maybe you want to make a difference in your community – or maybe you just feel like a new challenge.
Whatever’s driving you, we can accommodate it. Get in touch, or apply for one of our open positions, and we’ll take it from there.
There’s no better place to advance your career than Western Health. We’re the fastest-growing public health service in Australia, serving one of the country’s fastest-growing population areas. And the largest hospital build in Victorian history is currently underway – the new $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital, run by Western Health.
Sunshine Hospital is currently our largest campus, with thousands of staff, a bustling Emergency Department, and our soon-to-be-open mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub. Right now, our ED is offering multiple opportunities for staff to move into senior positions, with many more in the near future. That could be you.
Melbourne is one of the world’s greatest, most-liveable cities, only a few hours by plane or car to some of the most picturesque holiday destinations in Australia.
At Western Health, we have hundreds of staff who moved to Australia for a role in our organisation – including executives and many members of the Sunshine Hospital ED – and never wanted to leave. So go on… what are you waiting for?
At Western Health, we know what it’s like to farewell staff as they move interstate or take time off to start a family. Some hit the road to explore the country and the world, while others take time off to focus on study and higher learning.
Whatever the reason for your time off from work, Western Health is here to support your return. We offer flexible rotating rotating, in case you want to start with just a few shifts a week, and can happily accommodate your family obligations and care requirements. Get in touch today – and let’s talk about what your ideal return to work looks like.
We encourage experienced applicants holding full registration from a comparable health system to apply. We are also working very hard to expand the relocation support we are providing you, we look forward to updating you further during your Western Health recruitment process.
The current Victorian Relocation Program can assist with the move to Melbourne with a $10,000 allowance.
We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us via the form below and we will respond within 2 business days. Thank you for your interest.
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