Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of areas.
P Block is a 31 Bed unit which sits within the Adult Bed Based Service under the Mental Health program at Monash Medical Centre Clayton. The service provides Short term inpatient management and treatment during an acute phase of Mental illness, through until management within the community is a safe option. With the provision of a range of therapeutic interventions and programs, both patients and families are able to learn about the impact of illness and explore ways to better manage within their environment with coping strategies as they move toward recovery.
About the Role
In this leadership role you will work with adult inpatient consumers with varying degrees of acute psychiatric or mental illness and/or drug and alcohol dependency problems. You will be a recognised member of the psychiatric care team, and at any time you would be providing primary nursing care to five patients in a case management model, while also leading five nurses on the shift.
As a motivated and experienced Psychiatric Nurse, you possess a patient-centred approach and demonstrate a commitment to recovery focused care. You are an innovative thinker and are always looking for ways to improve service delivery. You can also demonstrate a keen understanding of the Mental Health Act (2014) as it relates to delivering holistic patient care.
What You Need:
- Post Graduate Qualification in Mental Health
- Demonstrated experience within an Inpatient Unit or similar
- Current AHPRA registration
- Relevant working rights/visa
- Employee level Working with Children Check
- Evidence of a COVID-19 vaccination
Previous nursing experience in an acute setting, along with an understanding of forensic mental health, is preferred.
What We Offer:
- Mentorship and career guidance
- Educational support to further your clinical skills and expand your knowledge base
- Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals
- Opportunities to further develop your leadership and project management skills
In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite subsidised staff car parking and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
How to Apply
Monash Health recognises 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.
Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:
- reference checks;
- a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
- a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
- proof of immunisation.
A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.
As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.
Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered. CLICK HERE TO APPLY