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Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Registered Psychiatric Nurse

  • Ongoing full time position for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with recent mental health experience

  • Join the Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team at St Albans

  • Join a dynamic, autonomous, challenging role with a dedicated group of colleagues

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Your new team

  • We are a dynamic, thoughtful multidisciplinary team who strive to make life better for the people we work with, their families and carers

  • We work primarily with adults aged 65, often with a first episode of mental health, who need support to navigate their recovery via an outreach model of care

  • We enjoy a collaborative and respectful working environment where clinicians are encouraged to share clinical judgements and participate actively in treatment planning with the medical staff

  • We offer a wide range of therapeutic interventions to people including supportive psychotherapy, anxiety management, family work, medication administration, safety planning

  • You will be well supported by the team and the wider nursing program

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of mental health needs for older adults and how to best meet these needs via a variety of interventions

  • Negotiate and collaborate effectively at all levels

  • Work well in small teams and work autonomously once oriented to the role

  • Prioritise risk and attend to crises appropriately

  • Demonstrate effective problem solving with sound clinical reasoning and good attention to detail

  • Demonstrative initiative and innovation

Your Contribution

  • You have experience of working as a psychiatric nurse in either a community or inpatient setting and can utilise your knowledge in this role

  • You have a proven ability to undertake a range of interventions with consumers

  • You have the capacity to clearly communicate verbally and via written documentation

  • You will make a commitment to undertake professional development related to the role

  • You will have a good understanding of the issues faced by older adults with a mental illness

  • You are passionate about consumer care and have the capacity to engage well with disenfranchised people as well as those actively seeking support

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


For a confidential discussion or to arrange a visit to the team please contact Kate Shakespeare, APATT Manager - 9288 7145 / 0438 076 246.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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