Position Details
Reference Number 37092
Position Title Registered Nurse Psych G2
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location Austin Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area Secure Extended Care Unit / Adult mental Health
Hours per Week 64.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experiencedregistered Nurse to join our Secure Extended Care Unit . The Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU) is a regional service, which provides a rehabilitation and recovery service to individuals with treatment resistant illnesses who also need the support of a secure environment. The Unit has 25 beds and services the Northern, North East, North West and Inner East.

position requirements

In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia approved Standards for Practice for the Registered Nurse 2016, position accountabilities for the Registered Nurse are described below. Comprehensive detail of the Standards is available at http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au


Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice

  • RNs use a variety of thinking strategies and the best available evidence in making decisions and providing safe, quality nursing practice within person-centred and evidence-based frameworks

Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships

  • RN practice is based on purposefully engaging in effective therapeutic and professional relationships.  This includes collegial generosity in the context of mutual trust and respect in professional relationships.

Maintains the capability for practice

  • RNs, as regulated health professionals, are responsible and accountable for ensuring they are safe, and have the capability for practice.  This includes ongoing self-management and responding when there is concern about other health professionals’ capability for practice. RNs are responsible for their professional development and contribute to the development of others.  They are also responsible for providing information and education to enable people to make decisions and take action in relation to their health.

Comprehensively conducts assessments

  • RNs accurately conduct comprehensive and systematic assessments.  They analyse information and data and communicate outcomes as the basis for practice.

Develops a plan for nursing practice

  • RNs are responsible for the planning and communication of nursing practice.  Agreed recovery plans are developed in partnership with the consumer and the MDT.   They are based on the RNs appraisal of comprehensive, relevant information, and evidence that is documented and communicated, including the Basis 32 and Life skills profile

Therapeutic group activity program

  • plan and facilitate therapeutic group activity sessions and/or social and community inclusion activities with Allied Health staff, observing client interaction and engagement and documenting level of participation  

Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice

  • RNs provide and may delegate, quality and ethical goal-directed actions.  These are based on comprehensive and systematic assessment, and the best available evidence to achieve planned and agreed outcomes.
  • Understanding of the Safeward interventions and ability to incorporate this in day to day activities to create a safe and supportive environment

Evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice

  • RNs take responsibility for the evaluation of practice based on agreed priorities, goals, plans and outcomes and revises practice accordingly

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate/Key responsibilities will include:

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Selection Criteria Essential: AHPRA registration
Contact Person Jiji Jacob
Contact Number (03) 9496 6455
Alternate Contact Person Clare Manning
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 6479
Closing Date 22/04/2021
Position Description
RPN2 SECU Nov 2020 Final.pdf Open
Application Guide click here to view