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
Part-time – 64 hours per fortnight
Classification code – RN Grade 2, $53,600 - $75,700 per annum
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).
BARINGA In-patient Unit Is a 15 bed purpose-built aged persons mental health unit which provides assessment, treatment and management for acute psychiatric illness that is not amenable to community care and support. ECT sessions are usually conducted Monday & Fridays as required
The RN position is based at Caulfield Hospital, located in Baringa, an Acute Aged Mental Health Inpatient Unit with 15 beds. Our patients are usually aged from 65 years and over. The position is available to Registered Nurses who are experienced in working in Aged Psychiatry. We enjoy supporting staff development in a friendly team environment. Comprehensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation will be taught, along with developing interpersonal skills to effectively consult, liaise and negotiate with patients, carers, family members, and other professionals. The position requires a high performer who is customer focused, a team player, and is motivated and enthusiastic
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Education & Certification:
Current unrestricted registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse
Demonstrable record of safe and appropriate clinical practice with sound risk and mental state assessment and skills.
Demonstrable record of safe medication administration
Comprehensive understanding of key aspects of Mental Health Act and other relevant Acts
Displays a high work performance, is a team player who is customer focussed, motivated and enthusiastic.
Easy public transport access and discounted staff car parking
If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Gazme Sonmez on 9076 4062
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.