Position Details


Reference Number 40078
Position Title Registered & Enrolled Psychiatric Nurses - Mental Health Acute Adult Inpatient Units
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing, Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Mental Health
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital
Position Summary
  • Permanent Full and Part Time positions available – Clayton, Dandenong and Casey
  • Experienced Mental Health Registered Nurses – Critical Acute Care
  • Outstanding career opportunity to make your mark in Mental Health in a supportive and passionate team

About Mental Health - Acute Inpatient services at Monash Health

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education.  We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between.

Our Mental Health Acute services provide short term inpatient care and treatment during the critical phase of mental illness until management within the community is a safe option.  With a range of therapeutic interventions and programs, both patients and families are able to have support and learn about the impact of mental health diagnosis and develop coping strategies to better manage their recovery in the community.

Monash Health has numerous Acute Adult inpatient units:

  • Monash Medical Centre, Clayton - P Block, 31 bed Inpatient unit
  • Dandenong Hospital - Unit 1, 25 bed Inpatient unit
  • Dandenong Hospital - Unit 4, is a 50 bed Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU) for medium to long-term treatment and rehabilitation
  • Casey Hospital - Ward E, a 30 bed unit + 5 step down beds within a medical ward

All with a component of High Dependency Units.

About The Role

We are excited to announce that we are seeking qualified Psychiatric Nurses to join our Adult Inpatient Units across Monash Health.  We have opportunities of both Full and Part Time positions to work across rotational rosters of all shifts.

Select your preference of Monash Health sites upon your application.

The Psychiatric Nurses support patients and families during crisis and transition periods of their mental illness, considering a persons, physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. The Nurses are 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.

About You

Bringing your passion and genuine interest into Acute Mental Health, you understand the complexities of working in this setting. You are a dynamic, key team player and willing to contribute to the continual improvement of your skills and knowledge as a Mental Health practitioner.

You also have:

  • Demonstrated Nursing experience, in an Acute Inpatient Unit or a Mental Health Graduate Program
  • Minimum of post graduate Diploma in Mental Health nursing
    OR experience in a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program
    OR hold a specialist post basic course which led to registration as a Psychiatric Nurse
  • Willingness to take on a portfolio(s) contributing to ward quality improvements and National Standards
  • Current Australian AHPRA nursing registration
  • The ability to live and work in Victoria (Australia) without restriction, including ability to obtain all necessary police clearances and a Working with Children Check

What We Offer

  • You will be well supported in your new role with internal and external education, whilst contributing to the Transforming Care initiatives across Mental Health
  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • Mentorship & career guidance
  • Support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • Relocation financial support through our salary packaging partner

In addition, you will have access to the benefits within Public Health, including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

APPLY TODAY to join the Acute Mental Health team at Monash Health!

Remember highlight your preferred location in your application; Clayton, Dandenong or Casey Hospital

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.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 

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Selection Criteria What site preference do you have? If more than one, please list in order.

Are you a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse?

Do you hold OR are you currently studying a Post Graduate certificate in Mental Health?

What site preference do you have? If more than one, please list in order.
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Alexandra McPhail Recruitment Specialist 0436 618 601 Alexandra.Mcphail@monashhealth.org
Lucy Johnston Recruitment Specialist 0436 626 130 lucy.johnston@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 31/12/2019
Position Documents
DescriptionTitle
RPN 2 Position Description RPN Grade 2 Position Description.pdf
PEN Position Description PEN Adult Mental Health Position Description.pdf
PEN Adult Inpatient units PEN Position Description.pdf
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