Senior Clinician Eating Disorders – Austin, TX

Senior Clinician Eating Disorders

Austin Health Victoria

Austin, TX


Reference Number


Position Title

Senior Clinician Eating Disorders

Employment Status

Permanent Part Time


Austin Hospital

Department / Ward / Clinical Area

CYMHS- Eating Disorder

Hours per Week


Position Summary

  • Part-time, permanent position (16 hours p/week)
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurses (Grade 4) considered
  • Base salary + salary packaging + super

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the North East of Melbourne and state-wide.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our purpose, which is to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

It is an exciting time to participate and support the growth and restructure of ICYMHS and the wider Mental Health Division at Austin Health!

About the role

The Nurse Senior Clinician role at Austin Child and Youth Mental Health Service is a newly created position that will be providing clinical expertise to support families accessing the Austin CYMHS eating disorder treatment program. The Eating Disorders program provides evidence-based interventions to young people experiencing severe eating disorders and may present with a range of co-morbid mental health issues.

This role will involve providing outpatient eating disorder support to families through the assessment and treatment process, discipline specific medical monitoring support, as well as the opportunity for facilitating support groups and contribution to service planning.

The role will support us to navigate the expansion of service in line with the Royal Commission into Mental Health recommendations. 

A regular day will see you:

  • Undertake comprehensive eating disorder assessment, risk formulation and management for children, young people and their carers/families, with an emphasis on supporting them through the assessment process ensuring timely access to treatment
  • Undertake physical assessments and effectively manage risk by communicating necessary action to relevant people including family/carers, paediatricians, case manager, GP's etc
  • Liase and consult with internal and external stakeholders, including clearly communicated handovers
  • Liaise with relevant CYMHS teams to facilitate rapid allocation of cases and reduction/monitoring of risks

About you

If you are passionate and experienced working with children and youth mental health and enjoy shaping new teams and services for young people and their families we are keen for you to join us! 

To be successful in this role you will bring with you:

  • A relevant professional qualification in psychiatric nursing and current registration with AHPRA
  • The minimum years of clinical experience in nursing for a senior role
  • Expert level of knowledge/experience of child- and family-centred care, recovery- centred care and collaborative clinical practice (particularly in relation to young people)
  • Substantial understanding together with solid experience and skills in delivering evidence-based assessment and treatment of eating disorders (i.e. Family Therapy for Eating Disorders/FBT, Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) and/or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – eating disorders (CBT-e) or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)) and for a range of co-morbid mental health issues

Our benefits

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • $11,660 in salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Onsite childcare, easy access via public transport, car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists 
  • Five weeks annual leave, plus purchased leave options 

Inclusion at Austin

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

Contact Person

Gemma Urbini

Contact Number

(03) 9496 5108

Alternate Contact Person

Sue Wells

Alternate Contact Number

(03) 9496 5108

Closing Date


Position Description

Nurse Senior Clinician- Eating Disorder Program CYMHS January 2023 NAC approved .pdf

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