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Transition to Community Psychiatry - Registered Nurse

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69266
Category: Nurse, Registered Nurse
  • Fixed term (12 month contract); Full Time - 80 hrs + Monthly ADO
  • Mental Health Nurse Grade 3 Year 1
  • Great Staff Benefits, Including Salary Packaging

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.

  • Fixed term (12 month contract)
  • Full Time - 80 hrs + Monthly ADO
  • Mental Health Nurse Grade 3 Year 1 
  • Based at  St Kilda Road  Community Mental Health Services
  • Great Staff benefits, Including Salary Packaging

The Department
Alfred Psychiatry (Mental Health and Addiction) is responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne. Services are provided by a number of teams located at the Alfred Hospital (Commercial Road, Prahran) and at St. Kilda Road Clinic, Alma Road CCU and the Child & Adolescent Services located in Moorabbin. Alfred Psychiatry also works in partnership with relevant local, non-government and social support agencies.
The Role
A Community Transition to speciality practice Mental Health Nursing position has been established to provide opportunities for nurses moving from a psychiatric inpatient unit into a community mental health setting.  It is a twelve-month structured and supported program enabling a mental health nurse to build on knowledge, skills and confidence relevant to community mental health nursing.  A transition to speciality practice nurse will work within a multidisciplinary team and in partnership with individuals/families/carers/networks working towards recovery goals.  This program offers protected time with a caped case load to enable work with a mentor, ongoing education and clinical supervision. 
The 12 month program will focus on development of core skill:

  • Specialist community mental health nursing skills
  • Advanced assessment skills
  • Family consultation
  • Psychosocial and therapeutic interventions


Mental Health and Addiction provides an extensive range of Professional development and research opportunities

  • Portable long service leave from other public health services
  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, access to salary packaging, onsite childcare and gym, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Located close to public transport, shops and restaurants

All enquiries to Val Grueva CMHT Manager on 9076 9849 or Sandy Burkitt Community Transition to MHN program co-ordinator 9076 9888.

Applications close: 11pm AEST, Friday 17th May 2024

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.