RPN3, Orygen @ HOME (HITH) - Orygen Specialist Programs

Job posted: 16/07/2021
Applications close: 30/07/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 58050

Reference: 58050

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Orygen @ HOME

Orygen Youth Health


  • Full Time Ongoing position available - Based in Footscray

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.  

  • Exciting clinical role in a new and emerging service 

Orygen @ HOME (HITH) is expanding its operational bed numbers. We are seeking 4 x Registered Psychiatric Nursers (Grade 3) to join this innovative service providing acute mental health care to young people within their own environment. The incumbents will join the multidisciplinary rotating roster providing this new model of acute mental health care for young people and their families. Care will be in partnership with ongoing care providers and enable opportunities for targeted acute care interventions that can be completed within the home environment.

About us


Orygen @ HOME, as with all Orygen programs, is to be guided by evidence-based, culturally-safe and trauma informed principles incorporating the diverse needs of all young people and families. This is especially important for those from LGBTQI+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and culturally and linguistically diverse populations. As the care team will be operating within the homes of young people and families, responsive and inclusive practices will be at the forefront of care.


The Orygen @ HOME (HiTH) is an addition to the acute services provided at Orygen. The Orygen @ HOME service will partner with young people families and carers to provide inpatient like care within the home environment

  • Access to care is provided 24 hrs a day 7 days per week by a multidisciplinary team of professionals completing shift work rosters ensuring comprehensive, collaborative and coordinated care

  • The program will play a key role in the support and transition of young people and families between Orygen acute services (IPU and YAT), the continuing care teams and other services within Orygen and North Western Mental Health

  • Orygen places extremely high importance on responsivity services for youth in the western and north western region of Melbourne


You in this role:

  • Provide specialist mental health nursing interventions including acute management of mental health symptoms, risk assessment, monitoring physical health and effects and side effects of treatments.

  • Nursing interventions around diet and fluid intake, physical observations, monitoring clinical risk to self and others, falls risks secondary to sedation from medication. 

  • Provide support and professional development around areas of specialist knowledge to members of relevant clinical teams, via training, secondary consultation, supervision and other appropriate strategies.

  • Be a knowledge resource for the Mental Health Nursing specialty, and build the role of mental health nursing within Orygen @ HOME and the greater Orygen service system.

  • Ensure service provision is guided by inclusive practices for all young people and families of all backgrounds and incorporates culturally safe and trauma informed principles.

  • Undertake mental health and risk assessment, psychological treatment, crisis intervention, family work and systems containment, for the client/carers/system

  • Timely completion of mental health assessments including formulation, individual service plans, crisis management plans, outcome measures, documentation of client’s progress in client files, discharge summaries and other required documentation


About you:

  • Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders

  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate client-centred individual service plans, risk assessments and diagnostic formulations

  • Capacity to provide, or develop skills in, integrated assessment, treatment and care for dual diagnosis clients

  • Capacity to develop effective working relationships, collaborations and partnerships with a range of services within the broader community service system including primary care, AOD agencies, employment and housing services, PDRSs and so on

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) as well as abilities in problem solving and negotiation

Our Commitment to you

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement

RPN3, Orygen @ HOME (HITH) - Orygen Specialist Programs

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Niki Garland - 99669100
David McMaster - 0409866536

RPN3, Orygen @ HOME (HITH) - Orygen Specialist Programs