Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
- Part time positions available
- Alfred hospital location
- Excellent benefits
Alfred Psychiatry is responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.
Services are provided by a number of teams located at the Alfred Hospital (Commercial Road, Prahran) and at St. Kilda Road Clinic, Waiora Clinic in Armadale, Alma Road CCU in St. Kilda and the Child & Adolescent Service located in Moorabbin. Alfred Psychiatry also works in partnership with relevant local non-government and social support agencies.
The single most important goal of Alfred Psychiatry is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.
The position is based at Alfred Psychiatry and is located on the Inpatient Units. Ability and flexibility to work on either 1st Floor Psychiatry or Ground Floor Psychiatry is required. The position offers post registration experience and the necessary training and experience to enable working in an acute inpatient unit. Comprehensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation, relevant knowledge and demonstrated skills in risk assessment, mental state assessment, care planning and knowledge of acute psychiatry nursing care and practice will be developed whilst undertaking this introductory role in mental health. The program offers study days, clinical supervision and a supportive and friendly team environment to develop your skills.
The Enrolled Nurse will provide direct patient care whilst working under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. At all times the Enrolled Nurse will retain responsibility for his/her actions and remain accountable to the Registered Nurse for all delegated functions.
The candidate should demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills to effectively consult, liaise and negotiate with patients, carers, family members, and other professionals. The position requires a high performer who is customer focused, a team player, and is motivated and enthusiastic.
The position involves a rotating shift work roster.
This position is offered to both recent Graduates and those wishing to transition to Mental Health. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Registration with AHPRA in Enrolled Nursing and holding a current practicing certificate
- Medication administration endorsement essential
- Have at least 2 years’ experience and holds either an NMBA approved qualification in administration of medicines with an Administration of Medicines scope or a post registration qualification in mental health nursing; or
- Undertakes duties that include PEN 2 duties as part of their role, within their scope of practice; or
- Are undertaking a Community Training Position of up to 12 months (as defined)
- Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
- Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance
- Great work/life balance
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Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.