Registered Nurse - RCH Post Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program

Job posted: 12/11/2020
Applications close: 03/12/2020 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 36099

Reference: 36099

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Registered Nurse – RCH Post Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program 2020

Employment: Full time/part time (0.8EFT), fixed term for 12 months

Salary:            $65,275.60 to $87,282.00 per annum

Location:        Parkville – Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children’s hospital

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.

With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.

The RCH is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety

Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au

The Department:

The RCH Mental Health department comprises of a wide range of community and hospital based specialty services.

The Banksia ward is a 16 bed adolescent inpatient ward at the Royal Children’s Hospital that delivers recovery focused mental health care to consumers aged 13 to 18 years of age. The Banksia ward strives to deliver excellent, evidence based mental health care in the least restrictive environment. This includes delivering timely care, with a focus on building family and community supports that aid a safe discharge for the young person. We have a strong team focus and supportive ward culture that ensures a great environment to develop as a professional and grow as a nurse.

The Position/s:

We are seeking enthusiastic Registered Nurses with a demonstrated interest in Mental Health Nursing, for example, RNs who have 12 months experience in mental health following the completion of a Graduate year, to join the RCH Post Graduate Mental Health Nursing Program in 2020.

Our program incorporates a number of Post Graduate positions within the Banksia ward and also includes one (1) position based within the RCH MH department’s Community/Specialist teams.

You will be working in a supportive and dynamic learning environment alongside experienced Mental Health nurses and clinicians as part of a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) at the RCH until February 2021.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) administered though the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA)

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, as evidenced in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record/Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP)

  • Recent clinical experience within an acute mental health care setting, preferably in child and adolescent or youth mental health (desirable)

  • Completion of a Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program (desirable)

  • Enrolled in an approved course of study that leads to a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

For further information about the RCH MH department and the Banksia ward, go to: https://www.rch.org.au/mental-health

Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.  Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.

To learn more about our staff benefits please go to:


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

Are you ready to join our team?

For more information about the position, please review the position description attached and apply online by selecting ‘apply now.’

Registered Nurse - RCH Post Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program

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Registered Nurse - RCH Post Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program