Associate Nurse Manager - Adult Mental Health, Dandenong

Job posted: 19/02/2021
Applications close: 12/03/2021 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 45033

Reference: 45033

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • Grow your knowledge and skill in Adult Mental Health in our Secure Extended Care Unit

  • Supported pathways to encourage on going education 

  • Join a supportive team with amazing leadership and mentoring

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of the Health and Care Workers.

About Unit 4 at Dandenong Hospital

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.

Mental Health Program

Monash Health Mental Health Services provides a range of community, bed-based and specialist services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash LGAs – a population of nearly one million. It has an operational budget of $130 million and employs approximately 820 EFT, representing over 1000 staff.

The Program has a number of clinical units including three adult units (Casey, Dandenong and Clayton), an Early in Life Mental Health Service (comprising infant, child, adolescent and youth services), Psychology and Specialist Services (PsySS), Drug & Alcohol service and a Gender Dysphoria clinic. Southern Synergy supports the Mental Health Programs with specialist research innovations. The program has five PARCS (Preventions and Recovery Care Services) which includes a specialist Women’s only PARCs, an Extended Care PARCs and Youth PARCS. The clinical service is supported by an aligned operational structure to enable the provision of high quality service through the creation of clinical-operational partnerships to support staff, patients, carers and their families, and a strong professional structure that supports the governance of the health professional workforce.

SECU (Unit 4) at Monash Health Dandenong is a 50 bed Secure Extended Care Unit that provides medium to long-term inpatient treatment and rehabilitation for people who have unremitting and severe symptoms of mental illness or disorder. We are a large multidisciplinary team with speciality skills that can meet the holistic needs of our patients. Our point of difference is that being a long stay facility, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the journey of the patients and gain the satisfaction of seeing them recover. Working in our diverse geographical area, you will enjoy the challenges of working with the complexities of mental health and making a positive difference every day.

About the Role

An opportunity has become available for an experienced Mental Health Nurse to grow their career as an Associate Nurse Manager.

The position will allow you to develop skills in leadership and support the Nurse Manager with the daily functioning of the unit ensuring that the clients and their families are receiving excellent care.

This is an ongoing Full time opportunity, across 7 days and a rotating roster.

About You

You are a suitably qualified Mental Health Nurse with excellent clinical knowledge. You are interested in delivering outstanding outcomes for our patients. You are also interested in quality improvement initiatives and will assist us to drive and deliver these. You love mental health nursing because you are passionate about therapeutically using yourself to support your patients’ unique journey to a life inspired by hope and potential.

Additionally you will possess:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (or working towards to same) or completion of a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program or specialist post basic course of training which led to registration as a Division 3 nurse.  

  • Consolidation of knowledge gained from basic RPN course, with a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience.

  • Demonstrated experience working in mental health using psycho-social recovery principles of care.

  • You are an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles

What you need:

  • Current AHPRA registration

  • Mental Health Nursing experience – minimum 2 years

  • Relevant Qualifications in Mental Health Nursing

  • Focus on Patient-Centred Care  

  • Relevant working visa 

 What We Offer

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base

  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills

  • mentorship & career guidance

  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences

  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite discounted staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please apply online through Mercury e-recruit as email applications will not be considered. Current Monash Health employees should apply through Mercury using their Monash Health employee account. Our Recruitment Services team can answer any queries on this matter and can be reached on Ph: 9265 2776 or via email to recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Offers of employment can only be made once all mandatory probity checks have been completed. These include:

• reference checks;
• a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
• a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same); and
• proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

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Associate Nurse Manager - Adult Mental Health, Dandenong

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Jacqueline Evans - 97927566

Associate Nurse Manager - Adult Mental Health, Dandenong