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Registered Psychiatric Nurse

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Permanent
  • Positions20 Positions
  • Applications Close AtClosed 2 months ago
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  • Job no: 19616
  • Categories: Nurse, Psychiatry

Alfred Health

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.

  • ​​​Registered Psychiatric Nurses
  • Full-time positions available
  • 76 hours per fortnight,
  • Position Classification Codes NP21-NP30
  • Annual salary approx. $70k+
  • An industry leader in acute psychiatric care
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Amazing benefits


 Alfred Psychiatry sits within the Division of Ambulatory Services & Mental Health at The Alfred. It comprises both adult and child & adolescent services and a research unit. There is an important relationship also with the aged mental health service at Caulfield General Medical Centre (CGMC).

The Adult Mental Health Service (AMHS) includes both hospital and community services. The inpatient unit is made up of 58 beds distributed across two 29 bed wards, including a state-wide psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU). Each ward has a full range of nursing, allied health and medical staff. The general hospital and ED are serviced by a comprehensive Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service and a CATT/Triage team. The community service comprises two community mental health clinics that incorporate Continuing Care Teams (CCTs) and a Homeless Team (HOPS). A Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service is being created to combine the Mobile Support & Treatment Team (MSTS), the Continuing Care Unit (CCU) and services to NGO-run rehabilitation services in the inner south. A Prevention & Recovery Care (PARC) Unit (8 beds & 2-day places) was established in partnership with the Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria (MIFV) and Alfred Psychiatry. The Primary Mental Health Team (PMHT) supports primary health services and will lead to an expansion of consultation mental health services in this sector.


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 requires post registration experience and the necessary training and experience to enable working in an acute inpatient unit. Relevant knowledge and demonstrated skills in risk assessment, mental state assessment, care planning and knowledge of acute psychiatry nursing care and practice is essential to undertake this role.


  • Current unrestricted registration with AHPRA as a Nurse Division 1 or 3.
  • Postgraduate qualifications in nursing or working towards this is desirable.


  • Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance


For more detail on the role, please download the relevant position description. For further queries please Contact Gamze Sonmez, Nurse Unit Manager, 03) 9076 2865

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.


  • Closed 2 months ago - 17 Apr 2020