Mental Health Nurse Bank - Registered and Enrolled Nurses

Job posted: 18/03/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 41835

Reference: 41835

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

About Austin Health

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.


We are recruiting experienced Mental Health - Enrolled and Registered Nurses to join our Nurse Bank.

Working on Austin Bank allows you to design your own roster to support your lifestyle through our easy to navigate online system while belonging to a leading health care provider. You will be part of a flexible Workforce, and may receive shifts at short notice or up to 4 weeks in advance as available.

Austin Bank nurses are an important part of the organisation and are the face of Austin Health’s Workforce team.

Austin Health's Mental Health Service provides recovery-oriented practice and supported decision-making in a collaborative and meaningful way for consumers and carers. Dedicated Austin Health staff continually strive to deliver collaborative and multidisciplinary services with respect and integrity.

Successful applicants will possess a patient centre approach to care delivery and enjoy the challenge of working across a comprehensive range of general and specialist Mental Health services offered including:

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

  • Adult Mental Health (Acute Psychiatric and Secure Extended Care Units)

  • Brain Disorders Program

  • Psychological Trauma and Recovery Service

  • Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service/Mental Health Triage

Expectations of role

As a Registered Nurse working with Austin Health, it is expected that you will:

  • Practice within own scope of practice in accordance with legislation and policy affecting nursing practice and healthcare

  • Recognise and respond appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice

  • Practice in a way that acknowledges the dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights of individuals /groups and aligning to Austin Health’s organisational values.

  • Act as an advocate for patients within organisational and management structures of Austin Health.

  • Recognise the difference in accountability and responsibility between registered nurses, enrolled nurses and unlicensed health care workers

 The successful applicant will need to:

  • Possess exceptional communication skills

  • Have a current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

  • Have a minimum of 12 months Australian Mental Health experience

  • Have Australian working rights

  • Not work more than 64hrs in a fortnight across other organisations

  • Provide a minimum of 2 clinical references including a current NUM or manager, and an ANUM or Nurse Educator level

  • Commit to being available to work a minimum of one shift a fortnight

If you have previously been unsuccessful in your application to our Mental Health nurse bank you are required to gain a minimum 12 month’s further clinical nursing experience before reapplying.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in fun, passionate and supportive team, which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development.

Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working with Children Check.

Austin 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.

Mental Health Nurse Bank - Registered and Enrolled Nurses

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Elizabeth Dungan - (03) 9496 4534
Emma Barker - (03) 9496 6468

Mental Health Nurse Bank - Registered and Enrolled Nurses