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Psychiatric Nurse

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 2 days
    Published on 23 Feb 2021
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  • Job no: 32284
  • Categories: Nurse, Registered Nurse

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.

  • Full Time Position : 80 hours per fortnight including an ADO
  • Fixed term : 12 month maternity leave cover
  • Based at Alma Road Community Care Unit (ARCC) in St Kilda
  • Rotating roster over 7 days and 24 hours
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 (NP11-NP70)
  • Staff benefits

The Department:

The single most important goal of Alfred Mental and Addiction Health  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 Role:

ARCC currently has an exciting opportunity for an experienced psychiatric nurse who would like to gain experience in the community to cover a maternity leave position. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated understanding of the recovery model and will apply this model in practice. You will also have relevant knowledge and demonstrated skills in managing safety, mental state assessment, care planning and the capability to provide responsive direct care and evidence based interventions to support clients participating in the program to engage in self-management. You will work a rotating roster over 24 hours, 7 days a week and will be required to consult, liase and negotiate with patients, carers, family members and other professionals.

For a more detail on the role please download the attached position description.


  • Demonstrable record of safe and appropriate clinical practice with sound risk and mental state assessment skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of key aspects of Mental Health Act and other relevant Acts.
  • A high performance, team player who is customer focused, motivated and enthusiastic. 
  • Current AHPRA registration 
  • Commitment to the philosophy of recovery-oriented practice for people with substantial and prolonged mental illness
  • A current driver’s license is essential.


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Access to staff gym 
  • Monthly accrued days off (ADO)

Please direct enquiries to: Daniel Cartlidge on 9076 7925

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.


  • Closes in 2 days - 10 Mar 2021
  • Published on 23 Feb 2021, 1:00 PM