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Psychiatric Associate Nurse Manager

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in a day
    Published on 20 Jul 2021
  • Job no: 37121
  • Category: 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.

  • Permanent ongoing
  • Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight
  • Alfred Hospital
  • Staff benefits

The Department

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 wards and includes 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 includes the Mobile Support & Treatment Team (MSTS), the Continuing Care Unit (CCU), Opening Doors Program and the Complex Care Program (services established between the PDRSS and Clinical Program of Alfred Psychiatry). A Prevention & Recovery Care (PARC) Unit provides 10 step up /step down beds and care is provided in partnership with the Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria (MIFV) and Alfred Psychiatry. The Primary Mental Health Team (PMHT) supports primary health services within this sector.

The Role

The Associate Nurse Manager is a member of the nursing leadership team within Acute Adult Inpatient Mental Health Ward who assists the Nurse Manager to operationalise the core values of the organisation, and plays a pivotal role in meeting broader organisational imperatives. Inherent within the requirement of this role is a capacity of the Associate Nurse Manager to work rotating shifts and undertake leadership of the night duty period for at least 3 months annually. She/He supports excellence in clinical practice and promotes the development of nurses, ensuring the philosophy of nursing and standards of practice are consistently reflected in professional practice and patient care. Together with the Nurse Manager, the Associate Nurse Manager is responsible for managing clinical risk and implementing systems and processes to improve patient outcomes. The Associate Nurse Manager facilitates timely patient access and flow across the continuum of care.


  • Currently Registered Nurse Division 1 or 3, registration with AHPRA
  • Relevant post-graduate diploma or working toward the same
  • Recent acute clinical mental health nursing background in a relevant health service


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

All enquiries to Megan Layne on 9076 3922

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.


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