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Registered Psychiatric Nurse

  • LocationCaulfield Hospital
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 8 days
    Published on 23 Nov 2021
  • Job no: 44382
  • Category: 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 – 80 hours per fortnight
  • Fixed-Term – June 2022
  • RPN Grade 2
  • Caulfield location

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).

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

POSITION:

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:

Essential

  • Satisfactory Working with Children Check for the following:
  • Junior Medical – all mental health wards/departments
  • Social Workers – all mental health wards/departments
  • Emergency Department – all mental health staff
  • Headspace – all staff
  • CYMHS – all staff
  • Registration with APHRA as a nurse.
  • Postgraduate qualifications in nursing.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.
  • Post registration experience is essential, preferably in inpatient or residential rehabilitation settings. 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 focussed, motivated and enthusiastic.

BENEFITS:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

All enquiries to Di Alphonso, on 9076 6148

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.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closes in 8 days - 07 Dec 2021
  • Published on 23 Nov 2021, 12:47 AM