PEN/Adult Acute Unit

Job posted: 11/01/2023
Applications close: 12/04/2023 (Midnight)
24 days remaining

24 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 16318

Reference: 16318

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse L1 or L2 
Adult Acute Unit

Up to $20,000 incentive payments may be available to support relocation
(Be reimbursed for rent, childcare, school fees, relocation costs and more)
The Victorian Government has allocated funds to support rural and regional Area Mental Health Services (AMHS) to provide incentives to attract workers to roles that are difficult to fill.
The new workforce relocation and incentive grants program is being administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV). More information including job vacancies and eligibility requirements click here https://www.rwav.com.au/area-mental-health-services/

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

About the role

The Adult Acute Unit is a 23-bed acute inpatient facility, offering intensive, short-term mental health treatment for people in the Grampians region.
It is a dynamic area of mental health, striving to provide the highest standards of care for the community while maintaining a commitment to a continuously improving clinical environment.

The Adult Acute Unit offers continuing professional development with scheduled, regular sessions and individual/group sessions provided as needed with acute mental health educators. All staff are supported by a strong team culture, and staff new to the Mental Health field are provided with training and support to further develop skills.

As part of wider mental health services, AAU implements Safewards principles (a model designed to improve safety of everyone in the environment by reducing conflict and flashpoints) and commence recovery-oriented practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake biopsychosocial assessments of clients and the formulation of treatment plans
  • Conduct risk assessments and mental state examinations
  • Complete thorough assessments that provide insight and direction to the person's unique care goals and needs
  • Liaise with key stakeholders e.g. members of the treating team, family and support people, support services etc

Skills and experience

  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Preferred: Previous experience in inpatient mental health
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

Grampians Health Culture & Benefit

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ballarat Region

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia's most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia's most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Louise Moore, Nurse Unit Manager on 03 5320 4185  for a confidential discussion.

This position is paid in accordance with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement. The classification is Enrolled Psychiatric Nurse Level 2 - (PE21-PE23/YD22) which ranges from $34.25 - $35.77 per hour

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

PEN/Adult Acute Unit

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Louise Moore - 53204185

PEN/Adult Acute Unit