Key Clinician

Job posted: 19/07/2021
Applications close: 02/08/2021 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 58086

Reference: 58086

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Mental Health Clinician

Aged psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team


  • Permanent full-time position, 5 days a week (80 hour fortnight).

  • Join the team for a dynamic, autonomous, challenging role with a dedicated group of colleagues

  • No weekend or Public holiday work, only Monday to Friday business hours.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital / North West Mental Health has an opportunity for a Registered Nurse with a post graduate qualification in Mental Health (or Psychiatric nursing degree) to join the Aged psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team at Royal Park, located in Parkville. We are seeking someone who is passionate about consumer care and has the capacity to engage well with disenfranchised people as well as those actively seeking support. If this is you, come and join our multidisciplinary setting and be a part of a brilliant team culture who have a genuine passion for clinical excellence and optimum patient care.


About us:

The Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program (APMHP) provides information, support and specialist mental health services to older people aged 65+years.

  • We are a dynamic, thoughtful multidisciplinary team who strive to make life better for the people we work with, their families and carers

  • We work primarily with adults aged 65, often with a first episode of mental health, who need support to navigate their recovery via an outreach model of care

  • We enjoy a collaborative and respectful working environment where clinicians are encouraged to share clinical judgements and participate actively in treatment planning with the medical staff

  • We offer a wide range of therapeutic interventions to people including supportive psychotherapy, anxiety management, family work, medication administration, safety planning

  • You will be well supported by the team and the wider nursing program


Your success in this role, will be in your ability to


  • Demonstrate a good understanding of mental health needs for older adults and how to best meet these needs via a variety of interventions

  • Negotiate and collaborate effectively at all levels

  • Work well in small teams and work autonomously once oriented to the role

  • Prioritise risk and attend to crises appropriately

  • Demonstrate effective problem solving with sound clinical reasoning and good attention to detail

  • Demonstrative initiative and innovation


Your Contribution


  • You have experience of working as a clinician in either a community or inpatient setting and can utilise your knowledge in this role

  • You have a proven ability to undertake a range of interventions with consumers

  • You have the capacity to clearly communicate verbally and via written documentation

  • You will make a commitment to undertake professional development related to the role

  • You will have a good understanding of the issues faced by older adults with a mental illness


Our Commitment to you

  •  Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.

  • You will enjoy excellent work-life balance. We want you to stay long term!

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.


The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion or to arrange a visit to the team please contact Hannah Young, APATT Manager – 8387 2804


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are highly encouraged to apply”

“Experience in working with ACCHO and Aboriginal Communities and Families”

Key Clinician

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Hannah Young - 83872804

Key Clinician