Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Unit 1

Job posted: 17/06/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 53919

Reference: 53919

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Working in healthcare has never been more important or meaningful.

Our Journey Unit 1 - Mental Health

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 22,000 people across a range of specialities.

Unit 1 is a 25 bed Inpatient Unit based at Dandenong Hospital and represents the highest level of care on the continuum of mental health services.  We provide acute inpatient treatment and intervention, critical clinical treatment, supervision and support to those whose needs cannot be met adequately by other available services and programs.

We have two swing beds that can be utilised for low dependency or high dependency depending on the demands.  We pride ourselves on working with the Safewards principles and we have a model of care based on the Primary Nurse Model. Our collaborative multi-disciplinary team is made up of Social Workers, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Junior Medical Officers, Nurse and Peer workers.

A Day in the life

This position is a Registered Nurse with Mental Health Qualifications on Unit 1. The registered mental health nurse supports patients and families during crisis and transition periods of their mental illness, considering a persons, physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. The nurse is responsive and flexible in coordinating and delivering care. Patients are provided with information and education to support their personal recovery journey through the therapeutic process in the clinical environment.

Key results areas include:

  • Ensuring the provision of effective delivery of clinical services to consumers of the Mental Health Program, utilising nursing skills, knowledge and expertise

  • Conducting full nursing assessments of patients including assessment of their physical status, clinical observations, metabolic status and any other concerns related to a patient's medical and physical condition

  • Being dedicated to the delivery of high quality, person centred care in line with Monash Health's iCARE values and key performance indicators

  • May be required to assume higher duty responsibilities in the planned or unplanned absence of the ANM

The positions available are full or part time ongoing, 7 days a week across all shifts.

What you BringYou are looking to join an Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit. You lead by example, thrive working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of evidence based nursing care to all patients. You are an advocate of Monash Health's Strategic Guiding Principles

on a personal level, you:

  • committed to a leadership and mentoring role

  • dedicated to safe best practice and quality care

  • committed to delivering patient centred care and patient advocacy

  • enthusiastic, compassionate and able to work collaboratively

  • excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

What You Need

  • Relevant Qualification as detailed in the position description

  • Demonstrated experience as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse

  • Current AHPRA registration

  • Current and satisfactory Police Check

  • Current and satisfactory Working With Children Check as per Working With Children Act 2005

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

  • Australian working rights

In return

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base

  • avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills

  • mentorship and career guidance

  • support to attend relevant forums and conferences

  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

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 Psychiatric Nurse - Unit 1

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Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Unit 1