Position Details


Reference Number 44134
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurses - Adult Mental Health
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing, Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Adult Acute inpatient Mental Health
Location Various Facilities
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
  • Casey Hospital - Ward E, a 30 bed unit + 5 step down beds within a medical ward
  • Dandenong Hospital - Unit 1, 25 bed Inpatient unit 

All sites include component Intensive Care Areas.

About The Role

We are excited to announce that we are seeking qualified Psychiatric Nurses to join our Adult Inpatient Units with opportunities across Monash Health. We have opportunities of both Full and Part Time 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 recovery orientated quality care. Psychiatric Nurses work collaboratively with consumers providing education, and support their personal recovery journey through the therapeutic process in the clinical environment.

About You

Bringing your, compassion and genuine interest into Mental Health nursing care, you understand the Roles and responsibilities of mental health nurses working in an acute mental health setting.

You are a dynamic, key team player dedicated to continual professional improvement of your skills and knowledge as a Mental Health Nurse.

You also have:

  • Current Australian AHPRA nursing registration
  • Demonstrated Nursing experience, in an Acute Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Unit or have successfully completed a Mental Health Graduate Nursing Program
  • Evidence of commitment in working towards a profession in Mental Health Nursing which may include commencement of a Diploma/Masters in Mental Health nursing
  • Willingness to take on a portfolio(s) contributing to ward quality improvements, and reducing restrictive interventions.

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

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

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite discounted staff car parking and gym (only where relevant), uniform (only where relevant) and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

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.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • reference checks
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

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

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

Do you hold or are you currently enrolled in a Post Graduate Diploma of Mental Health? If yes, please outline.
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Lucy Johnston Recruitment Specialist 0436626130 Lucy.Johnston@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 31/01/2021
Position Documents
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Grade 2 Position Description Grade 2 PD Nov 2019.pdf
RPN 2 Position Description Attachment PD attachment RPN 2.pdf
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