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.
Fixed term – until April 2022
Part-Time – 64 hours per fortnight
Classification code – NP75-NP77
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, the Child & Youth Mental Health Service located in Moorabbin and the Headspace clinics at Elsternwick and Bentleigh. Aged Psychiatry is located at the Caulfield campus of Alfred Health.
The RPN 4 will be responsible for service co-ordination on a shift by shift basis for the provision of mental health services either as the senior in the CATT, EPS, Triage or PACER. The RPN4 will provide clinical leadership to the RPN3, SW2 and OT clinicians in CATT, EPS and Psychiatric Triage. The RPN 4 will be recognised as the clinical expert supporting the complex decision making required within psychiatric triage and risk management of the assertive outreach team (CATT). Ability to manage resources i.e. allocation and prioritization of workload, management of access demand and utilization of staff is a key responsibility of this role. Specifically, the RPN 4 will serve as a role model for professional practice with demonstrated capacity to translate policy into practice and exhibit effective communication of expected standards. The capacity to undertake and contribute to service development and quality projects is essential
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Registration with the AHPRA with Tertiary qualifications in mental health nursing – post graduate diploma equivalent as a minimum.
Minimum of 5 years post graduate experience including having worked within a community mental health setting
Other relevant tertiary qualification or working towards, in relevant areas such as drug and alcohol or psychosocial or therapeutic interventions.
A current Victorian Drivers Licence is essential.
Easy public transport access and discounted staff car parking
If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Blair Hobbs on 9076 2017
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.