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Monash Health - Dandenong, VIC

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Monash Health

Unit 1 - Mental Health Program

Dandenong Hospital

Position Summary
  • Outstanding career move for an experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse
  • Enjoy a fast paced work environment with a collaborative team culture
  • Utilize your excellent communication skills and compassionate nature as you support consumers in their recovery journey

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of the Health and Care Workers.

About our Mental Health Unit 1

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.

Unit 1 is a 25 bed Inpatient Unit based at Dandenong Hospital. We have 2 swing beds that can be utilised for low dependency or high dependency depending on the demand. Unit 1 provides acute inpatient treatment & intervention. Unit 1 represent the highest level of care on the continuum of mental health services and provide critical clinical treatment, supervision and support to those whose needs cannot be met adequately by other available services and programs. Unit 1 prides itself on working with the Safewards principles and has a model of care based on the Primary Nurse Model. Our collaborative multi-disciplinary team are made up of: Social workers, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Junior Medical Officers and Nurses.

About the Role

This position for Psychiatric Registered Nurse with Mental Health Qualifications and Psychiatric Enrolled Nurses in 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

  • 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 all shifts

About You

You're 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

You Are Also:

  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care
  • committed to delivering patient centred care & a patient advocacy
  • enthusiastic, compassionate & 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
  • Australian working rights
  • 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

What We Offer:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills
  • mentorship & career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite subsidised staff car parking and gym, uniform and the 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 – e-mail applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

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)
  • 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.

Apply NOW to join Unit 1 at Monash Health!

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Selection Criteria
As per PD

please indicate if you are a Grade 2 Registered Psychiatric Nurse or a Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse

Contact Person

Grace Sodomaco
Nurse Manager

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