Nurse Manager - Community Care Unit - Doveton

Job posted: 30/01/2024
Applications close: 01/03/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 64681

Reference: 64681

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful

Our Journey

Doveton CCU provides community residential psychosocial rehabilitation to consumers (18-64 years old) who have a serious mental illness and associated psychosocial impairments. Doveton CCU provides a home-like environment where consumers can continue their recovery from mental illness and develop their skills and capacity for independent living in order to facilitate a transition to the community. Doveton CCU offers an initial residential assessment period that may be followed by a medium-term psychosocial rehabilitation program based on individual needs. Referral sources predominantly include Monash Health community mental health teams (CCTs and MSTTs), adult acute inpatient psychiatric units, and the secure extended care unit (SECU).

A Day in the Life

The Nurse Manager will lead the multi-disciplinary team and will provide specialist nursing skills to residents of the CCU. This position is a clinical leadership role responsible for the day-to-day operations, clinical outcomes and management of DCCU staff.  You will work in partnership with the consultant psychiatrist and other senior clinicians to provide strong leadership and ensure sound governance structures and processes and the delivery of safe and effective mental health services .The role requires the Nurse Manager to manage operations and meet the set budgetary and KPI targets and to provide regular reports on service performance.

The position requires an individual with skills which will enable them to liaise closely with a number of Inpatient and community agencies, clinical teams and external agencies such as Victoria Police, Ambulance services or Primary Care services to ensure best practice care is provided. This will ensure a comprehensive assessment, collaborative treatment design and appropriate referral of consumers presenting to the team.

What You Bring

As an experience Nurse Manager, you will demonstrate excellent clinical skills in working with our consumers who face complex issues. You are dedicated to promoting their health and well-being through evidence-based interventions. You have extensive experience in Mental Health care and knowledge of a broad range of diagnoses. You have established leadership and management skills and you empower your team through showcasing your critical thinking, clinical excellence and safety focus in a supportive and excellence driven way. Using your excellent communication skills, you work closely with a varied team of Mental Health and allied professionals across Monash Health with the sole purpose of delivering exceptional care at all times.

On a Personal Level, you:

  • Are committed to take the next step in your  leadership journey
  • Focused on best patient outcomes and making a difference
  • Recognise the rewards and challenges in a rehabilitation setting
  • Are able to work autonomously and develop the nurse manager role

What you need:

  • Required a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing – 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.
  • Has a minimum of 5 years full time equivalent post graduate qualification
  • Clinical leadership within a community Mental Health facility desirable

In Return

  • You will be supported to lead the team to function cohesively 
  • You will have the opportunity to be involved in a planned refurbishment of CCU

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Matthew Parker on 0400 144 884

Monash Health is a great place to work

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • free flu vaccinations
  • private health insurance at discounted rates
  • health imaging services
  • + more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest and most comprehensive health service. For more than 170 years, Monash Health and its predecessors have provided safe, high-quality healthcare for people at every life stage. With 25,500 employees, we provide care to south-eastern metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria from over 40 locations, via telehealth, within local communities and in people’s homes. Each year:

  • We provide more than 3.6 million episodes of care to our community,
  • More than 293,000 people are admitted to our hospitals,
  • Close to 250,000 people receive care at our three emergency departments,
  • We respond to more than 65,000 ambulance arrivals,
  • We perform more than 55,000 surgical procedures, and
  • We deliver more than 10,000 babies.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to a fair, non-discriminatory workplace that maximises the talent, potential and contribution of all.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents.

Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.

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Nurse Manager - Community Care Unit - Doveton

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


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Nurse Manager - Community Care Unit - Doveton