Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse - Adult Acute Mental Health - Casey

Job posted: 09/02/2024
Applications close: 12/03/2024 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 64794

Reference: 64794

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful

Our Journey:

Ward E, within Monash Health Mental Health Services, stands out as a 30-bed unit renowned for fostering a recovery-centric environment. Esteemed for its commitment to minimising restrictive practices, the ward has achieved notable success in implementing Safe Wards, with seclusion rates ranking among the lowest in the state. Recognised for its collaborative and consumer-centric approach, Ward E consistently receives praise from consumers, their families, and caregivers, emphasising its dedication to providing high-quality services that prioritise access and flow.

Ward E not only excels in its commitment to patient-centred care but also prioritises the growth and development of its nursing staff. The ward provides a supportive and empowering environment for nurses, encouraging continuous learning and professional development. Regular training sessions and mentorship programs are integral components of the ward's culture, ensuring that nurses have the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their roles. This emphasis on professional development not only enhances the quality of care provided but also contributes to the positive and collaborative atmosphere that defines Ward E.

Why Mental Health at Casey Hospital

Within our facility, we have the capacity for up to 5 High Dependency beds and an additional 5 designated beds for step-down, transitional care. This approach supports comprehensive discharge planning and community engagement before the eventual discharge of individuals. Consumers remain in the unit until they have reached a point in their recovery where effective and safe treatment in the community becomes viable. Our efforts are bolstered by a specialised multidisciplinary team, alongside comprehensive community mental health services, including Mental Health Hospital in the Home, and welfare support services. Working collaboratively, we offer a diverse range of therapeutic interventions and programs. These initiatives are not only available to consumers but also extend to their families, aiming to deepen their understanding of the impact of mental illness, explore effective management strategies, enhance coping mechanisms, and facilitate progress toward recovery.

A Day in the Life:

We’re now looking for Psychiatric Enrolled Nurses to join our high-performing team and help make a difference to the lives of people in our community.

Working with adult inpatient consumers with varying degrees of acute psychiatric or mental illness and/or drug and alcohol dependency problems, you’ll be a recognised member of the psychiatric care team and will work collaboratively with the broader multidisciplinary team. At any time you would be providing primary nursing care to patients in a case management model, while also supporting your colleagues in the nursing team. We have a number of permanent positions available and can accommodate both full time and part time working hours. All our nurses work across a seven-day rotating roster.

The key components of the role include:

  • Ensuring effective delivery of clinical services to consumers of the Mental Health Program, utilizing nursing skills, knowledge and expertise
  • Conducting full nursing assessments of patients including assessment of their physical status, clinical observations, metabolic status and any other concerns related to a patient’s medical and physical condition
  • Being dedicated to the delivery of high quality, person centred care in line with Monash Health’s iCARE values and key performance indicators
  • Working under the direct supervision of the Associate Nurse Manager and Registered Nurses within the team

We are privileged to have a dynamic work force that are dedicated to providing the best patient care, provide a sound learning environment that is friendly, professional, collaborative and culturally diverse.

About You

You are a driven, motivated Enrolled Psychiatric Nurse with demonstrated clinical knowledge within Acute Mental Health OR looking to consolidate your clinical skills and understanding after studies within this specialty area.

To further your application you will need:

  • Meet the criteria for PEN2
  • Demonstrated Nursing experience within a Mental Health setting
  • Australian working rights
  • Current AHPRA registration  

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

Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan, from pre-birth to end-of-life.

More than 22,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-east Melbourne, including seven hospitals

and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. Each year:

We provide more than 3.4 million episodes of care to our community,

  • More than 276,000 people are admitted to our hospitals,
  • Close to 220,000 people receive care at our three emergency departments,
  • We respond to more than 67,000 ambulance arrivals,
  • We perform more than 48,000 surgical procedures, and
  • We deliver more than 10,000 babies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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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Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse - Adult Acute Mental Health - Casey

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Renata Linklater - 0472861000

Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse - Adult Acute Mental Health - Casey