Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 3) - Mental Health Hospital In The Home

Barwon Health

Geelong, VIC

Posted 4/14/2021

  • Be part of a program committed to creating change in acute communities

  • Grow your clinical skills within an internationally recognised department

  • Multiple permanent full time and part time opportunities available

About the facility

Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery orientated mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and / or drug and alcohol issues, and their families.

About the role

These are exciting new permanent full-time (1.0 FTE) and part-time (0.6 FTE; 0.8 FTE) roles within Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol. The Mental Health Hospital in the Home service provides 9 adult and youth acute mental health bed-equivalent packages of care. This service is for consumers who are experiencing acute mental health crisis and would otherwise require admission to a mental health inpatient facility. MH HITH is a 24-hour service promoting a multidisciplinary approach whilst focusing on psychosocial needs of consumers and their carers.

We are seeking dynamic, highly motivated senior clinicians to be part of the Mental Health Hospital in the Home Service. You will provide acute community mental health treatment for people in the acute phase of their mental illness and demonstrate leadership in both the day-day leading of shifts, and the ongoing development of the service.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • A strong understanding of your own personal and professional values

  • Demonstrated acute mental health clinical experience in acute community and / or inpatient settings

About the culture

This is a new service within the established Mental Health Acute Intervention Services team. We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive, respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team, we are focused on providing the highest quality, consumer-focused care.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed. At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

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