Registered and Enrolled Psychiatric Nurses - Adult Acute Inpatient Units

Job posted: 05/02/2021
Applications close: 20/06/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 23050

Reference: 23050

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

 Registered Psychiatric and Enrolled Nurses - Adult Acute Inpatient Units

  • Great learning opportunities to progress your career

  • Work close to home in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs

  • True work-life balance with full- and part-time positions available

We have opportunities for suitably qualified, experienced and passionate Registered and Enrolled Psychiatric Nurses:

  • Maroondah Hospital, Inpatient Units 1 and 2 (each is a 25 bed inpatient unit for short to medium term support and both have a 5 bed high dependency unit)

  • Peter James Centre, South Ward (a 30 bed inpatient unit for people aged 65 and above)

  • Box Hill Hospital, Upton House (a 25 bed inpatient unit for short to medium term support and has a 5 bed intensive care area (ICA))

  • 1 East, Box Hill Hospital (a 17 bed inpatient unit for people withdrawing from alcohol and other drugs, and those experiencing mental illness)

  • Mental health nurse pool (work across the above acute adult inpatient units)

Each of the above units has facilities that include sensory rooms, quiet leafy courtyards and gardens, and gender sensitive areas for female patients.

About Acute Adult Inpatient Services

At Eastern Health, our acute adult inpatient services support adults aged 18-64. Our acute aged persons’ mental health unit at Peter James in East Burwood provides care for people aged 65 and above. We strive to provide a calming environment with quiet spaces and sunny, leafy courtyards for our patients. We work closely with allied health professionals to facilitate individualised treatment plans for our patients. Our staff and leadership teams are passionate about providing excellent patient-centred care and embrace the Safewards Model. We also work to the Clinical Risk Assessment and Management (CRAM) policy and standards.

About the Role

As a psychiatric nurse within Eastern Health, you will be responsible for supporting patients, providing holistic care for them and their families. You will deliver patient-centred care with a focus on an ongoing continuum of care and recovery.  You will have the opportunity to undertake regular professional development with study days and our extensive online learning platform.

About Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We are a values-based organisation committed to research and teaching, and have strong affiliations with Australia’s top universities. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About you

You are dedicated, empathetic and adaptable. You understand, and are interested in, the complex and varied needs of patients in the acute adult inpatient setting. To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • Ability to work independently and be team focused

  • Current registration with AHPRA 

  • Post Graduate qualifications in mental health nursing will be highly regarded

  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

Applications will be rewiewed as received, so apply today!

Please note: 

  • Please submit your application via our careers page on Mercury, including your cover letter and CV. Please nominate your preferred unit/location in your application.

  • Please direct any queries to Olivia Fitzgerald, Talent Acquisition Partner on 03 9095 2451

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

Registered and Enrolled Psychiatric Nurses - Adult Acute Inpatient Units

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OLIVIA FITZGERALD - (03) 9095 2451

Registered and Enrolled Psychiatric Nurses - Adult Acute Inpatient Units