Position Details


Reference Number 45901
Position Title Psychiatric Endorsed Enrolled Nurse - Aged Persons Mental Helath
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Mental Health
Location Dandenong Hospital
Position Summary
  • Full Time Ongoing position | to commence ASAP!
  • Outstanding career opportunity to make your mark in Mental Health in a supportive and passionate team
  • Experienced Mental Health Enrolled Nurse – Aged Person Mental Health

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Mental Health – Aged Persons Mental Health 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 Adult inpatient services provide 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 2 Aged Persons’ Mental Health inpatient units:

  • Dandenong Hospital – Unit 3 – 20 bed
  • Kingston Centre- Biala Unit – 20 bed

About The Role

We are excited to announce that we are seeking qualified Psychiatric Endorsed Enrolled Nurses to join our Aged Inpatient Unit at Dandenong Hospital.

The Psychiatric Endorsed Enrolled 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 Aged Persons’ 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 Aged 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:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills
  • mentorship and career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums and conferences
  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite subsidised staff car parking and gym, uniform 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 only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries in regards to internal applicants please contact Recruitment Services on 92652776.

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);and
  • proof of immunisation.

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 Do you have mental health qualification?

Have you worked in a mental health inpatient setting?

Have you worked in aged care?
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Chinchu Francis Nurse Manager 0436024432
Nicole Crisfield Recruitment Specialist 0436 618 601
Advertising Closing 25/06/2021
Position Documents
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Position Description PEN 2-Endorsed PEN 2 PD.pdf.docx
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