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Operations Nurse Manager (RPN6) - Adult IPU

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:13 days ago
  • Job no: 64762
  • 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.

  • Ongoing Appointment
  • Full Time - 80 Hours + ADO
  • Classification: Grade 6 RPN
  • Located at The Alfred

The Department


The newly developed Hospital and Emergency Department provides a range of clinical services delivered by two streams of care including Inpatient Services and Consultation Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry Services.

These combined streams aim to embed a trauma informed approach throughout the continuum of care which includes at each consumer’s entry to our services, at assessment, treatment and during hospital stays. This is line with the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health and part of our implementation of the requirements presented in the Victorian Mental Health and Wellbeing Act, 2022.

Services include:

  • Consultation Liaison: CL Psychiatry, CL Addiction and State-wide Gambling (in the first phase).
  • Emergency Outreach: Emergency Psychiatry, Triage, CATT/PACER, HOPE
  • Adult IPU: First Floor, incorporating ECT and Ground Floor incorporating APICSS


Reporting to the Deputy Director of Operations & Nursing, Hospital and Emergency, the newly established operational Nurse Manager for First Floor will provide operational and clinical leadership for the First Floor Psychiatry Unit. This position will be responsible for allocation of resources, workforce availability, ensuring competency standards are met, bed flow, accountable for system management, liaison with relevant external and internal stakeholders and advocacy and escalation of clinical concerns.

You will work collaboratively with the Ground Floor Operations Manager to build a cohesive team across both floors and ensure safe and effective care is provided to our patients at all times. You will encourage innovation and have the skills to transform the workforce into a high functioning team.


  • Registered Nurse with Psychiatric Qualifications.
  • Extensive experience in acute mental health service delivery and management with a record of delivering high quality service outcomes.
  • Post graduate qualification in Health Management (or other relevant degree) or working towards same.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Victorian Mental Health Act (2022) and other relevant legislation and policies.
  • A thorough knowledge of relevant government policy directions.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Manager.


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Staff Parking
  • Close Proximity to Public Transport
  • On-Site Gym

All enquiries to Kathryn Henderson on 0418889321

Applications Close: 11pm AEST, Wednesday 4th October 2023

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.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Published on 19 Sep 2023, 11:49 PM