Registered Psychiatric Nurse - First Floor Acute Psychiatry
Work TypeFull time
Applications Close AtCloses in 16 days
Published on 13 Oct 2021
Job no: 42763
Category: Nurse, Psychiatry
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 (negotiable for the right applicant)
Alfred Hospital Location
Classification : RPN Grade 2
Excellent professional development opportunities
Range of staff benefits including salary packaging
Alfred Psychiatry sits within the Division of Ambulatory Services & Mental Health at The Alfred. It comprises both Adult, Child and Adolescent services as well as a research unit. The Adult Mental Health Service (AMHS) includes both hospital and community services. The inpatient unit is made up of 58 beds distributed across two 29 bed wards, including 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 and a Homeless Team.
The position is based at Alfred Psychiatry and is located on the Inpatient Units. Ability and flexibility to work on either 1st Comprehensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation is required. Well-developed interpersonal skills to effectively consult, liaise and negotiate with Floor Psychiatry or Ground Floor Psychiatry is essential in this role. The position requires post registration experience and the necessary training to enable working in an acute inpatient unit. Relevant knowledge and demonstrated skills in risk assessment, mental state assessment, care planning and knowledge of acute psychiatry nursing care and practice is essential. The position requires a high performer who is customer focused, a positive team player, and is motivated and enthusiastic. The position involves a rotating shift work roster with an expectation that commitment to at least 3 months of night duty per year is able to be undertaken.
QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE + SKILLS REQUIRED:
Current unrestricted registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse, Grade 2- Division 1
Postgraduate qualifications in Nursing or working towards this is desirable
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 the Mental Health Act and relevant Acts
Ability to effectively manage time and deliver tasks within an allocated time frame
Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
Access to exceptional Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance
If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact 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.