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Reference Number 20432
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Casual
Location St Vincents Hospital - Fitzroy
Department Mental Health Acute Inpatient Service
Hours per Week 0
Position Summary



  • Are you looking for your next challenge with a value driven culture?
  • Are you inspired to contribute to a changing clinical landscape?
  • Do you want to work with a service that cares about their people?
  • A service with a proven investment in your development, with ongoing training & support
  • Full time and Part time positions available
About St Vincent’s Hospital
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service, which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers. SVHM is unique in Australian public health service due to its services in four states- Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.
About the Department
St Vincent’s is proud of its International reputation for delivery of Mental Health Services and the use of the ‘Strengths Model’ and recovery opportunities for individuals experiencing mental health issues and illness.  The service includes a 44 bed adult acute inpatient unit for the cities of Yarra and Boroondara. We work collaboratively with peer workers, consumer and carer-consultants and the Aboriginal Liaison Officer. In doing so we acknowledge cultural diversity and recognise the role of psychosocial vulnerability and trauma but aim to foster a spirit of resilience which sees the individual driving their recovery professionally supported by their treating team.
Why work in Mental Health at St Vincent’s
  • We offer a value driven culture and you will join a cohesive, supportive team, committed to the wellbeing of colleagues and consumers.
  • We nurture and develop our staff with great opportunities for training and career progression, offering secondments, flexible working hours and unique career program opportunities.
  • Our work is internationally recognised, our clinicians have access to opportunities to teach and mentor international visitors and to visit overseas with reciprocal arraignment in China and Hong Kong.
  • Great location with easy access to public transport and to the city of Melbourne with trams, buses and trains on the doorstop of the hospital and a vibrant, active social scene close by.
About the Role
Working in the Acute Inpatient Service Unit (AIS) means being part of a busy multidisciplinary team that provides the best possible consumer centred and recovery focused care, whole striving for excellence. This role will see you becoming an important member of a cohesive team, drawing on your clinical and communication skills along with your knowledge and expertise to provide high quality, evidenced based care to the consumers admitted to our Acute Inpatient Service. With the rest of the multidisciplinary team you will contribute to the smooth and efficient day to day running of their unit in conjunction with the ANUM’s, NUM’s and the Director of the Acute Inpatient Service. You will provide a high standard of care in accordance with the Strengths model under a recovery oriented framework working closely with the medical and multidisciplinary teams to achieve a positive outcome for all consumers and their families. You will be offered a range of learning opportunities to develop specialist skills and the opportunity to operate as part of an integrated Adult Area Mental Health Service and we will support you through our extended frontline development program so that you gain confidence in leading and managing others.
Key Focus and Duties
  • Provide direct clinical care, guidance and consultation to consumers, carers and visitors to the AIS.
  • Liaise with medical staff and the multidisciplinary team to ensure that consumers are provided  high quality, recovery oriented treatment and care that meets relevant standards such as professional, service and quality standards
  • Practice within a recovery framework promoting consumer directed care
  • Knowledge of contemporary psychiatric nursing practices
  • Cultivating an environment of effective team work
  • Commitment to professional development and advocating the positive outcomes of change
  • Communicate with all relevant nursing, medical, allied health and administrative staff and other key stakeholders to achieve operational requirements and activity targets are achieved as per DHHS guidelines
  • Work with consumers to support and sustain existing resources, assets, networks and relationships and to access opportunities, resources and services to achieve their recovery goals
About You
  • Degree in Nursing and post-graduate diploma in Mental Health which meets AHPRA registration requirements  
  • Post Graduate and newly qualified nurses encouraged to apply as are those with experience to share
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and evidence based practise
  • Excellent communicator
  • Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development
  • Great salary packaging benefits
  • Mental Health offers a range of professional development, and quality supervision opportunities
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs that include a staff gym, staff health clinic, STAR access and EAP
  • A vibrant local environment to support work-life balance
How to Apply 
St Vincent’s encourages interested applicants to contact us regarding this position; sites visits are welcome prior to interviews. For further information please contact Bridget Organ, Manager Mental Health on Tel 03 92314396 or 0419489204.

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police. 

Contact Person Bridget Organ
Contact Number 92314396
Alternate Contact Person Fran Timmins
Alternate Contact Number 9231 2009
Closing Date 30/11/2017
Position Description
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