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.
Full-time – 80 hours per fortnight including an ADO
Fixed term – 12 month maternity leave cover
Classification code : RPN Grade 5 (NP51)
This position is established within the Consultation Liaison & Emergency Psychiatry program within the integrated Emergency Psychiatry team. The CL team provide consultations and guidance regarding the management of patients in the general hospital with mental health problems, behavioural issues and/or AOD issues.
The Consultation Liaison (CL) nurse is a clinical position providing psychiatric nursing consultation services to The Alfred. This pivotal position will work within the CL nursing team and the broader CL arm to support the hospital in managing mental health issues experienced by patients within the hospital.
The CL nurse will provide expert psychiatric assessment and assist staff with the management of patients with mental health problems. The incumbent will ensure nursing staff are supported and guided to effectively interact, manage and empathically care for patients with mental health issues. They will take responsibility for developing nursing strategies in collaboration with primary nurses and other clinical staff to manage mental health issues.
AHPRA registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered nurse with tertiary qualifications in mental health nursing – post graduate diploma equivalent as a minimum.
Minimum of 5 years post graduate experience
Higher degree in a relevant field or working towards highly regarded
Experience in CL, Emergency Psychiatry and/or community experience highly regarded
Discounted car parking
If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Kathryn Henderson on 0418 889 321 or Blair Hobbs 0427 196 463
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.