Key Clinician - RPN3 - Northern Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 64664

Reference: 64664

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Key Clinician - RPN3

Northern 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, Monday to Friday business hours


About us:

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 Northern Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team at Bundoora Campus Plenty Road..

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.

The Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program (APMHP) provides information, support and specialist mental health services to older people usually 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 new role:

  • 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

About you:

  • 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

Benefits of working with The Royal Melbourne Hospital/NorthWestern Mental Health:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.

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

  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

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

Key Clinician - RPN3 - Northern Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team

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Lynette Stephens - 94953271
Colin Barker - 92887157

Key Clinician - RPN3 - Northern Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team