Registered Nurse, Transition to Specialty Practice - Mental Health,

Job posted: 23/11/2020
Applications close: 30/11/2020 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 36203

Reference: 36203

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Registered Nurse – Transition to Specialty Practice (Mental Health)

  • Fixed Term (12 months) Full time (1.0EFT) 

  • 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 Royal Children’s Hospital 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 position:

The Transition to Specialty Practice (Mental Health) Program based at the Royal Children’s Hospital – Banksia Ward, provides Registered Nurses with the opportunity to develop required knowledge, skills and attitude to transition from general nursing to mental health speciality practice. Aligning with the RCH vision and values, this program strives for better mental health and wellbeing for adolescents, families/carers and communities.

The Banksia Ward is a 16 bed acute adolescent inpatient ward that delivers mental health care to consumers aged 12 to 18 years of age. The Banksia Ward strives to deliver excellent, trauma informed, 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 and timely discharge for the young person. 

We are seeking nurses who have a passion for working in this challenging, yet extremely rewarding area of mental health nursing. Utilising your contemporary nursing skills, you will work closely with the team, whilst contributing to excellent care of young people and their families during their stay with us.

For further information about the ward and the care that Banksia provides, go to: http://www.rch.org.au/banksia

To be successful in the role, you will have:

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

  • Minimum 2 years experience post initial Nursing qualification.

  • Undertaking an approved Post Graduate qualification in the area of Mental Health Nursing.

  • Evidence of on-going professional development as reflected in Professional Practice Portfolio. 

Are you ready to join our team?

If you think you possess the right skills and experience we encourage you to apply on our website now!

For more information about the position, please review the position description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now”

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.

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.

Registered Nurse, Transition to Specialty Practice - Mental Health,

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Adam Blake - 93459608

Registered Nurse, Transition to Specialty Practice - Mental Health,