Clinical Nurse Consultant - Older Persons Mental Health

Job posted: 10/01/2023
Applications close: 22/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 29023

Reference: 29023

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Clinical Nurse Consultant – Older Persons Mental Health

  • Clinical leadership role in mental health nursing
  • Peter James Centre (temporarily relocated at 1 East, Box Hill Hospital)
  • Work for a values based organisation

About Us

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and statewide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

A unique and exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and highly motivated registered psychiatric nurse to provide effective clinical leadership on the mental health inpatient units at Eastern Health in the role of Clinical Nurse Consultant.  We are seeking applications from passionate and recovery focused senior registered psychiatric nurses for a Clinical Nurse Consultant role, based at South Ward, Peter James Centre in Burwood. The role will work closely with the Mental Health Learning and Teaching team to provide clinical leadership in the implementation specific DHHS initiatives and frameworks.

The role of Clinical Nurse Consultant will work closely with the senior clinical team to lead the addressing of priority issues on the inpatient unit which are related to the vulnerable and high-risk consumers presenting with complex needs, in particular using the Safewards model to reduce restrictive interventions.  This role will facilitate the ongoing development of clinical practice on inpatient settings and provides mentorship as an expert clinician and positive role modelling through their high standards of professional ethics and clinical competence.  This is an outstanding opportunity to work closely with both the inpatient unit teams and the Learning and Teaching team to provide evidence based clinical leadership in the assessment, planning and delivery of recovery focused care of consumers within the inpatient unit.

About you

To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • Registration as a Nurse with current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), registration certificate
  • Post Graduate qualification in mental health nursing
  • Significant mental health clinical experience in acute inpatient units
  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience
  • A strong commitment to high quality care
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

You will be provided with:

  • Monthly group CNC supervision
  • Professional supervision
  • Support through the Safewards Community of Practice, Eastern Health
  • Support through the Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse
  • Networking & educational opportunities through the CMHN Safewards Community of Practice meetings

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals
  • Applications will be screened upon receipt

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Clinical Nurse Consultant - Older Persons Mental Health

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Sarjana MUTHUSAMY - (03) 8804 9919
Tatenda Chipunza - (03) 8804 9930

Clinical Nurse Consultant - Older Persons Mental Health