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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2) - Aged Psychiatry

LocationCaulfield Hospital
Work TypePart time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68883
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.

  • Permanent position
  • Part Time at 64 hours per fortnight 
  • Classification: Registered Nurse Grade 2
  • Great Staff Benefits
  • Caulfield location

The Department

ALFRED MENTAL & ADDICTION HEALTH (AMAH) - PROGRAM, DEPARTMENTS & UNITS
Alfred Mental & Addiction Health 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.
AMAH services comprise five programs:

  1. Consultation Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry
  2. Child and Youth Mental Health (including headspace)
  3. Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  4. Adult Community Mental Health
  5. Caulfield Aged and Liaison Psychiatry

These teams are located at the Alfred Hospital (Commercial Road, Prahran), at 549 St. Kilda Road, 607 St Kilda Rd, Alma Road CCU in St. Kilda, and at our Prevention and Recovery Centre (PARC) at Nicholson Street Prahran. Caulfield Aged and Liaison Psychiatry is located at Caulfield Hospital (Kooyong Rd, Caulfield) and the Child & Youth Service is located in Moorabbin and headspace service in various locations in Victoria. Alfred Mental & Addiction Health also works in partnership with relevant local non-government and social support agencies.

The Role

The position is based at Caulfield Hospital – Baringa Aged Mental Health Unit, and the incumbent will be closely supervised by the RPN3s and senior clinician to provide a secondary support role to residents at Baringa.
The position will provide the incumbent the opportunity to develop skills in community and develop a portfolio of community support services. Baringa operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. ARCC provides a graduated model of residential rehabilitation for people with mental illness and associated disability unable to be supported in less intensive community options.

Qualification & Experience Required

Essential

  • Registration with APHRA as a nurse.
  • 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.

Desirable

  • Postgraduate experience
  • Experience of running therapeutic groups
  • Experience in supporting consumers with AOD interventions

Benefits

  • Salary Packaing
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Staff Parking
  • Close Proximity to Public Transport

All enquires to Di Alphonso Nurse Unit Manager on [email protected]

Applications Close 11pm AEST, on Thursday 18th April, 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. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

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