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Posted on 03 Jun 2019
Emergency care

This expression of interest has now closed.

Caring for agitated or aggressive patients in emergency settings can be difficult. We need your help to make it easier and safer.

Safer Care Victoria is looking for clinicians and consumers to join our expert working group and help us develop a statewide guideline for managing behaviours of concern.

What are behaviours of concern?

Behaviours of concern are defined as patients exhibiting acute behavioural disturbance and displaying agitated or aggressive behaviour. This puts them at risk of causing harm to themselves, other patients, relatives, visitors or staff.

Our Emergency Care Clinical Network is looking at how to best care for these patients and manage any safety risks.

Read more about the project

What’s involved?

Phase one of our project saw a number of recommendations developed to better manage behaviours of concern. Now we’re looking at how we can implement these recommendations across the state.

In joining our expert working group you will:

  • develop a statewide guideline for managing acute behavioural disturbance in emergency care
  • review evidence on managing behaviours of concern in emergency settings
  • help collate best practice resources on facility design and management of aggression training.

Who are we looking for?

We’ve got a number of positions, including:

  • emergency care clinicians
  • people with expertise in managing occupational violence and aggression
  • mental health clinicians
  • alcohol and other drug clinicians
  • Consumers with lived experienced of emergency care services.

How to apply

Download our expression of interest pack to find out more.

Submit your application to

Applications close Friday 21 June.

More information

James Fowler, Clinical Fellow, Emergency Care Clinical Network

(03) 9096 8338

Expression of interest pack

Page last updated: 25 Jun 2019