Registered Mental Health Nurse
Salary: Competitive DOE
Position: Full time
Nexventur is working closely with a leading children’s hospital in Melbourne that has been providing outstanding care for the children’s of Victoria and their families for the past 150 years. The hospital is a major specialists paediatric hospital in Victoria and care extends to children from Tasmania, New South Wales, across Australia and overseas.
Are you a Registered Nurse specialising in Mental Health, seeking a rewarding career and who enjoys working with young people, families, and a multi-disciplinary team to achieve remarkable outcomes?
Our client is looking for qualified Registered Nurses specialising in Mental Health to join our established team, on our specialised inpatient ward in full time and part time positions. We are looking for likeminded professionals, who are dedicated and caring clinicians. The role will be supported by extensive training and mentoring within a team orientated environment.
This is a rewarding role which will see you involved with all aspects of mental health, including assessments, treatment, and delivery of great care.
Our client is a leading childrens’ hospital in Melbourne that has been providing outstanding care for Victoria’s children and their families for 150 years. They are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.
With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of close to 4,000, they provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.
The hospital is the designated state-wide major trauma centre for paediatrics in Victoria and a Nationally Funded Centre for cardiac and liver transplantation.
They also lead a number of state-wide services, including:
- Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service: delivering paediatric rehabilitation services to children, adolescents and their families.
- Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program: providing a multidisciplinary approach to palliative care for children across Victoria.
- Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service providing assessment and care for abused, assaulted and neglected children and adolescents.
- Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program: conducting hearing screenings of newborn babies while they are in hospital. The delivery of this service involves working with diagnostic audiology and early intervention services from across
- Victoria, Australian Hearing, Cochlear Implant Clinic, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, The University of Melbourne School of Audiology and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Sponsorship and relocation packages are available to the right candidates.
This role may require professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) https://www.ahpra.gov.au/
Role and responsibilities
As a Registered Mental Health Nurse your responsibilities will include:
- Fulfill duty of care while understanding and practicing within own scope of practice in accordance with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines
- Integrate mental health nursing and health care knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide safe, recovery focused and effective care to young people and their families
- Use a range of clinical measures and semi-structured assessment techniques to collect relevant and accurate data
- Ability to establish, maintain and appropriately conclude therapeutic relationships
- Prioritises workload based on the individuals/milieu needs, acuity, and optimal time for intervention
Qualifications and experience
- Post graduate qualifications in mental health (preferred)
- A working knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and Recovery
- Current Registration with AHPRA
- A demonstrated interest in the field of mental health
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
- Commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
- Exceptional time management and organizational skills
- Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and autonomously as required
- Ability to work well under pressure and be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and environment