Position Details
Reference Number 33875
Position Title Registered Nurse Psych G2
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Fixed Term Full Time
Location Austin Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area CYMHS/Child Unit
Hours per Week 112.00
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 and rare opportunity exists for a motivated and enthusiastic RPN2 to apply for an ongoing or fixed term Registered Mental Health Nursing role (Grade 2 Y2 - Grade 2 Yr10) at the Child Inpatient Unit.

The Child Inpatient Unit is part of Austin Health's Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) in the Mental Health Division.  It services children from metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.  The Unit has 12 beds, and is based at the Austin Hospital.  The Unit admits children aged 12 and under for assessment and treatment.  Children are often admitted to the Unit with their parent/carer and/or further family (i.e. siblings).  These young children may be experiencing emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties and have usually received some outpatient treatment.  A high proportion of the children on the Unit are admitted under a planned circumstance for an admission usually for a number of weeks (at times utilising weekend leave).  The Unit does, however, also admit children under crisis circumstances.

The Registered Mental Health Nurse at Austin's Child Inpatient Unit is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating evidence-based, high quality mental health nursing care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to achieve optimal healthcare outcomes for our children and their families.  They are a reflective team member, that holds recovery orientated practice essential in all of their care delivery.  The Registered Mental Health Nurse is a key member of the health care team responsible for ensuring nursing professional, organisational, legal and ethical standards are continually maintained to a high standard.

The Child Unit is a leader in promoting staff well-being whilst providing useful supports to the mental health workforce.  As a Mental Health Nurse employed on the Child Unit you will be rewarded with regular high quality nursing supervision both as a group and one on one, team reflective sessions with your multidisciplinary team on a regular basis facilitated by a highly qualified external supervisor, and the use of an identified space to take time out and utilise time/space and sensory approaches to re-regulate at times of stress.

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.

Contact Person Emma Barker
Contact Number (03) 9496 6307
Contact Email Emma.BARKER@austin.org.au
Closing Date 17/06/2020
Position Description
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