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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Bank)

LocationThe Alfred
Work TypeCasual
Positions70 Positions
Published At:6 months ago
Job no: 66274
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.


  • Casual positions available - Nurse Bank
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 Classification (NP11-NP70)
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Amazing benefits


The Department

Alfred Psychiatry is a recognised industry leader in acute and community psychiatric care, with a State-wide Psychiatric ICU. The Nursing Workforce Department comprises The Workforce Unit and Staffing Allocations. We provide supplementary staff to Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham sites when required due to increased service demand or shortfall in staffing requirements. The service provides advanced and just-in-time bookings (short-notice shift replacement). The team recruits and hires both casual and permanent staff for bank and pool for the purpose of advanced and short-notice bookings, short-term contracts and permanent placement of Bank and Pool staff. We develop strategies to maximise retention of the Bank and Pool Staff. We develop and monitor the orientation and ongoing educational programs of the Bank and Pool staff. We work in close collaboration with numerous departments and the staff that are provided by this service includes General, Theatre Nurses, Psychiatric and Enrolled nurses, Clerical staff and Patient Attendants. The staff can be provided via various contractual arrangements including permanent part-time (Pool) and casual (Bank).


The Role

We are seeking motivated psychiatric registered nurses looking for the opportunity to work across various our bed-based services, including our acute psychiatric unit based at the Alfred site. Flexibility and availability for shifts across the different settings will be highly valued.


Nurses will be employed within the Nurse Bank of Alfred Health, and will work either in the Acute In-Patient Psychiatric Unit (based at The Alfred Hospital) and the Residential Rehabilitation (Community Care Unit located in St Kilda) or may from time to time provide psychiatric nurse specialising to patients admitted to the medical /surgical wards of Alfred Health on a casual basis.
This is a direct patient care role involving risk assessment, mental state assessment, and care planning, as well as consultation, liaison and negotiation with patients, carers, family members, and other professionals.
The single most important goal of Alfred Psychiatry is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.


Skills/Qualifications Required 

  • Unrestricted registration as a Nurse through the relevant professional body
  • A psychiatric nurse who has previously demonstrated extensive experience in mental health
  • Motivated and enjoys the challenge of working in a team environment.
  • A strong understanding and background in Patient-Centred care
  • Able to maintain a high level of communication with patients, staff and visitors.


Staff Benefits 

  • Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance
  • Staff Car Parking (subject to availability) 
  • Onsite Gym (Alfred Hospital) 
  • Close to shops and public transport 


If you are interested in the opportunity to join one of Australia's leading healthcare providers, view a copy of the attached position description and then apply online.


For further information, please contact Shiera Baladad at [email protected]



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. 


  • Published on 03 Jan 2024, 3:22 AM