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Job Number : 37097
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Monash Health on 11 May 2022
Inpatient Unit Senior Mental Health Nursing Clinician - RPN3
About Us

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

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

The Senior Mental Health Nursing Clinician position is a senior clinical mental health role, following a clinical pathway which is separately aligned to the ANM role which follows a management pathway. The position has been developed to provide a clinical pathway to a higher grade that recognises skills and experience that currently isn’t available within the acute inpatient unit. This position forms part of the IPU Nursing Leadership Team and enhances the depth of clinical nursing expertise within the unit.

The Grade 3 will provide expert nursing assessment, coordination and care of acutely unwell consumers experiencing mental illness within the psychiatric inpatient unit. They will be assigned a clinical patient load and will work directly with consumers in the inpatient unit and will be responsible for instituting a range of measures to stabilize client’s psychiatric and physical symptoms, as well as conducting complex group therapies, coordinating various treatment components and liaising with other professional staff. They will provide support in developing the clinical skills of more junior staff and providing highly experienced clinical input to the team.

In addition they will support the Nurse Manager with quality activities focused on care coordination and contemporary best practice evidence based outcomes for consumers admitted to the Inpatient Unit. This clinician will be able to provide senior clinical support to junior staff, engage in preceptorship, complex care planning decisions and on occasion to fulfil shift leadership responsibilities if no ANM is on shift. They will also hold and engage in portfolio work as well as contribute to project implementation on the unit.

About You

As 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
Minimum 3 years post completion of achieving a mental health nursing qualification 
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.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – [email protected]

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.

In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions all employees working in the Public Health system need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status.

All candidates will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination. You will need to provide a copy your immunisation history statement which can be accessed via My Gov.  The evidence will need to be uploaded as part of your application.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates that can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

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Contact Details
Amanda Haslam

Nurse Manager

95941421

[email protected]



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