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Registered Nurses and RPN's - Drug and Alcohol Mental Health

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 54084

Reference: 54084

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Working in healthcare has never been more important or meaningful.


Our Drug and Alcohol Services at Monash Health presents rewards and challenges and no 2 days are the same:


Come on the journey with us:


Monash Health Drug & Alcohol Service (MHDAS) is a service within the Mental Health Program of Monash Health and is committed to providing opportunities for change and growth by reducing drug use, the harms from drug use, improving physical and mental health, and reconnecting and or maintaining people’s connections to their family and the community. The principle catchment areas are the Cities of Greater Dandenong, Casey and the Shire of Cardinia with sites located in Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne and Berwick.  The service employs approximately 50 EFT staff and budget of approximately $8.5 million. We provide a wide range of services including:



  • Community Residential Withdrawal Unit (CRWU)

  • Primary Health Clinic

  • Needle Syringe Program – fixed site and Outreach

  • Mobile Overdose Response & Naloxone Service

  • Mobile Drug Safety

  • Hepatitis C Initiative

  • Aboriginal Metropolitan ‘Ice’ Partnership

  • Youth Supported Accommodation and Outreach

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Services

  • Peer Led Network trials and

  • Assessment, Counselling and Non-resi withdrawal (SECADA)


We employ multidisciplinary clinicians across these wide ranging services including Peer Workers with lived experience. About the role


Grow your career at Monash Health :


The Registered Nurse will be responsible for direct consumer care to ensure a safe environment for clients and staff alike. They will support the withdrawal management, group program, support plan and overall milieu for clients on the unit. They will work collaboratively with their colleagues as well as external stakeholders to ensure all work is carried out in a timely, efficient, effective and safe manner. 


This is a fixed term position until July 2023 across all shifts, including Night Duty - 7 days


About you


You will approach each client with a professional, caring manner engaging them to feel welcome. You will also genuinely enjoy making a difference to people’s lives, be a dynamic independent thinker and thrive on being part of a collaborative team dedicated to delivering a high standard of care.  You have highly developed leadership and interpersonal skills, seeking to get the best out of yourself and those around you.


What you bring



  • Relevant Postgraduate Qualifications

  • Current clinical nursing experience in Mental Health or Drug and Alcohol as a preference

  • Current AHPRA registration

  • Ability to work legally in Australia


In Return:


Based in our community services at Dandenong will work with a community where we embrace cultural diversity. You will have the option of car parking or be close to public transport and Work across a rotating roster to ensure a great, work-life balance. There are also employment benefits such as:



  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program;

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay;

  • free flu vaccinations;

  • travel clinic and Employee Imaging Service;

  • Employee Assistance Program available to employees and their families; and

  • private health insurance at discounted rates.


About our Monash Health


For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Lucy Johnston – Recruitment Specialist on 0436 626 130


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


Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing more than 20,000 people who work across 40 locations delivering healthcare services through our five hospitals and our extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities


We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and ICare values.


How to Apply


We’re only able to accept applications submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System.


For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents.

Registered Nurses and RPN's - Drug and Alcohol Mental Health

Job type:

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Contact:

Kelvin Hicks - 0410573809

Registered Nurses and RPN's - Drug and Alcohol Mental Health