Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Job posted: 02/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 46495

Reference: 46495

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Fixed term full time role available   
  • Heidelberg location 
  • $69k-$92k base + salary packaging + super (pro-rata for part time) 

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the Northeast of Melbourne and state-wide.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our goal to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives. 

The Mental Health Division provides mental health assessment and interventions for people experiencing mental illness and their families and carers. Working from a recovery-oriented model, the Mental Health Division provides an array of hospital-based, community and specialist services for infants, children, young people, adults and aged people.

The Mental Health Division is currently offering the below exciting opportunities: 

IMPORTANT: In your cover letter and application, please ensure you note the specific position and site you are applying for.

Transition Support Unit  

Heidelberg Repatriation Campus 

Fixed Term Full time hours available- 38hrs/ week  

A purpose-built 10-bed state-wide facility for persons with Mental Illness and cognitive or learning difficulties requiring medium/long term  supported residential rehabilitation

Provides “step-up” clinical support for clients from the community and “step-down” support from a Secure Extended Care Unit or other subacute mental health inpatient services.

The primary aims of the Austin Health TSU are to:  

  • Improve mental health outcomes, behaviour management, social skills, and recovery of people with complex care needs who require medium/long-term (average 1-3 years) residential care and would benefit from a therapeutic support and recovery focused model of care but do not require an intensive clinical environment 
  • Provide a progressive transitional environment for clients assisting them in re-integrating as far as possible back into the community after achieving their recovery and rehabilitation goals. 
  • Promote greater awareness in this area of disability and contribute to the development of evidence-based management treatments and strategies. 

Position closes: 3rd April, 2023

About the role:  

As an Austin Health Nurse you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of evidence-based nursing care in designated medical specialties, in order to optimize health outcomes for the community. 

Key responsibilities will see you: 

  • Support a philosophy of care, which is patient focused, from admission to discharge, and where the family is welcome in the carers team  
  • Ensure the well-being and safety of patients by following the values and principles, which underpin best practice in relation to patient care, education and patient rights  
  • Achieve and maintain the skills necessary, through personal professional development, to plan, prioritize and implement holistic patient care 

About you:   

You will be someone who enjoys working as a part of a supportive team committed to excellence in patient care.  You’ll have an interest in self-development and education, and actively seek out opportunities to grow your skillset.

You’ll further have:  

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse registration 
  • Acute clinical experience and knowledge  
  • A commitment to quality, best practice and environmental safety  
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form  

Our benefits:  

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including: 

  • $11,660 in salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program  
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities  
  • Discounted car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists 
  • Six weeks annual leave 

Inclusion at Austin:  

We celebrate, value, and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies, and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQI+, and people of any age. 

Work with us! 

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working with Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Salliece Byford - (03) 9496 6841
Nigel Mitton - (03) 9496 6393

Registered Psychiatric Nurse