Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2) - Mental Health Community Rehabilitation

Job posted: 26/03/2020
Applications close: 09/04/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 161839

Reference: 161839

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Work within a recovery oriented program partnering with consumers in developing autonomy and effective strategies and skills in managing their personal experiences of mental distress. 

  • Be part of a dynamic service that continues to seek opportunities for growth in service delivery and staff development

  • Join a supportive team environment whilst also developing community connections

About the facility 

The Barwon Health Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service (MHDAS) provides assessment and treatment to consumers with serious mental health issues living in the Geelong region. Both CRF and PARC work within a recovery framework as a best practice model, and aspire to the care delivered to the consumer being of the highest standard.

MHDAS provides integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and drug & alcohol issues, and their families.

Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

MHDAS is entering a new phase of co-design of our service system with people who access our services and our wider community. This will build on our nationally recognized unique cultural approach to the challenges of recovery oriented service delivery to redesign our service system. 

About the role 

Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF) provides an extended residential service, while the co-located Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) service offers a step up and step down program; offered as either residential, day program or outreach support.

Duties of the Psychiatric Registered Nurse include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging in family inclusive practice and facilitate readjustment to family life, supporting families to be equipped with strategies to minimise the negative impact of a person’s experiences of distress on the family/social unit.

  • Ensuriing consumers and carers are provided with adequate information about their treatment and treatment options at an appropriate time and in a manner that ensures they are able to best understand the material.

  • Identifing own and service training needs in collaboration with line manager.

About the culture

Be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated organisation that takes pride in providing high quality service. Everything we do centres all our services on the patient and is guided by our driving values:

Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Accountability and Innovation

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2) - Mental Health Community Rehabilitation

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Peter Kallasmae - (03) 4215 8101
Bethany McClelland - (03) 4215 2519

Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2) - Mental Health Community Rehabilitation