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Post Graduate Nurse

  • The Alfred Full Time - Fixed Term
  • Closes in 3 days
    Published on 9 Aug 2019
  • Job no: 22083
  • Categories: Nurse, Psychiatry

Mental Health Nurse (RPN3 Yr1) - Transition to Speciality Practice

Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Service (HOPS)

  • Full time – 80 hours per fortnight including ADO
  • Fixed term - 12 month position
  • Classification code – NP81
  • Alfred location
  • Staff benefits

DEPARTMENT
Alfred Mental and Addiction Health (AMAH) is responsible for the operation of area mental health services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.
POSITION
This Transition to Community practice position has been established to enable nurses to build on skills and competencies relevant to community mental health nursing. This 12-month structured program provides orientation, supervision and support to meet competencies, engage in autonomous practice whilst working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with individuals/families/networks working towards recovery goals.

The position is based at St Kilda Road Clinic as one of the four clinical teams based on site. The Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Service provide specialist psychiatric clinical services and intensive support for adult clients aged 25 to 64 years who are experiencing mental illness and homelessness, itinerancy or are at risk of homelessness.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential:

  • A current practicing registration in Registered Nursing issued by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA)
  • Currently studying or completed postgraduate qualifications in mental health nursing
  • Experience in a range of nursing interventions
  • A current driver’s license

Experience:

  • Sound knowledge of the MHA and other relevant legislation
  • A commitment to professional development, service development and evaluation
  •  Commencement or completion of a post graduate mental health nursing diploma
  • A history of engaging in professional development
  • Commitment to community mental health for people with serious mental health issues
  • A high performer, patient focused, motivated and enthusiastic

BENEFITS
You will be well supported and mentored by members of the nursing management and leadership team. 
Other benefits include:

  • Salary packaging
  • Discount health insurance
  • Onsite gym
  • Car parking
  • Child Care

If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Debbie Sulman  
(HOPS Team Leader) or Sandra Burkitt (Nursing Workforce Development) on 9076 9888.

  • Closes in 3 days - 23 Aug 2019
  • Published on 09 Aug 2019, 5:47 AM