Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse L2 - Community Care Unit

Job posted: 27/02/2023
Applications close: 26/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Various, Western Region | Grampians

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing, Projects, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 16568

Reference: 16568

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing, Projects, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various, Western Region | Grampians

PARC - Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse  – Prevention and Recovery Care

Permanent Full time Time, 80 hours/ fortnight (ADO included)

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.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About Prevention and Recover Care (PARC)

The PARC is a 12-bed treatment facility that offers short to medium term rehabilitation to participants. It includes 6 beds for stays up to 28 days and 6 extended PARC beds for stays up to 6 months. This guideline outlines the process for admissions and discharges to and from the PARC.

The PARC has a recovery orientated framework. This encompasses principles of self-determination and personalised care. Recovery-oriented practice emphasis's hope, social inclusion, community participation, personal goal setting and self-management. This promotes a coaching or partnership relationship between people accessing mental health services and mental health professionals, whereby people with lived experience are considered experts on their lives and experiences while mental health professionals are considered experts on available treatment services.

About the role

We are seeking a Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse who will provide clinical treatments to clients within the inpatient mental health services and their carers that are evidence based and/or best practice, family inclusive to enhance the patient’s recovery from serious mental disorder.

Relevant knowledge on principle of recovery orientated care, trauma informed care and showcase a capacity to observe care via a holistic lenses.

Relevant knowledge and skills in risk assessment, mental state assessment, care planning and knowledge of acute mental and addiction nursing care and practice is essential to undertake this role. Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation is required.

Well-developed interpersonal skills are required to effectively consult and with consumers, carers, family members, and other professionals.

The position requires a high performer who is customer focused, a team player, and is motivated and enthusiastic.

The position involves a rotating shift work roster.

Key Responsibilities

  • Compliance with all Grampians Health Service Policies and Procedures.
  • Under the guidance of a Registered Nurse, undertake bio-psychosocial assessments of families, and contribute to the formulation and treatment plans for people admitted to the PARC Unit.
  • This includes completing & documenting mental state assessments, risk assessments and risk reduction strategies, and treatment planning which is collaborative with the admitted part and treating team.
  • Ensure family, carers or significant others are engaged (where appropriate) throughout admission.
  • Practice in accordance with recovery principles respecting the uniqueness of individuals, their choices and focusing on their personal strengths.
  • Ensure people receiving service and significant others are provided with evidence-based information and education during their stay at the PARC Unit, including facilitating or co-facilitating group education under the guidance & supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  • Assist the Nurse Unit Manager & Associate Nurse Unit Managers and the members of the MDT in maintaining a psychotherapeutic environment.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, secure and clean environment.
  • Practice in accordance with the values and goals of Grampians Health Services and the Perinatal Mental Health Teams.
  • Maintain affiliation with professional bodies and demonstrates recognition of own educational and professional development needs and acts independently to address those needs & requirements.
  • Establish and maintain effective and appropriate interagency relationships where appropriate and/or as directed. 
  • Participate in the development, implementation and review of policies and procedures and planning within the service, and identify and engage in quality improvement activities.
  • Proactively participates in line supervision with a line manager and completes all mandatory, organizational and department competencies and professional reviews.
  • Assists line manager in monitoring or responding to complaints or feedback, in accordance to Grampians Health Services procedures.
  • Work roster to service requirements.
  • Perform other duties as directed.
  • Detailed job description attached.

Skills and experience

  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements as per Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024.
  • Mandatory Qualifications: Professional qualifications in Nursing and a current Registration in accordance with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Experience: Relevant experience in, and ongoing commitment to, the delivery of evidence-based and  best  practice,  family inclusive treatments  for  patients  with  a  mental health disorder.
  • Clinical Knowledge: Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of contemporary evidence-based treatments and/or best practices, providing appropriate clinical responses within the multidisciplinary team context on a day-to-day basis.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills within the immediate work environment. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive and constructive relationships with patients, families, significant others, colleagues and other health service providers.
  • Administrative Skills: Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, manage competing priorities and meet varied deadlines in timely manner. Ability to utilise computer-based programs for day-to-day duties.
  • Organisational Requirements: Actively participates in own Performance Development and Review program, participates as required in quality improvement activities; evidence of, and a commitment to, ongoing professional development and achievement of professional goals.
  • Legislative: Demonstrated awareness of relevant legislation and related rights and responsibilities.

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

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, Ballart 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.

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

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Jay Nair, Nurse Unit Manager, on 035320889 for a confidential discussion.

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 (or allies) LGBTQIA+.

Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse L2 - Community Care Unit

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Jayamohan Soman Nair - 0353209980

Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse L2 - Community Care Unit