Position Details
Reference Number 31908
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Acute Medicine, Subacute and Community
Location Kingston Centre
Position Summary
  • Clinical leadership role – Aged Persons Mental Health
  • Diverse geographical area and client population
  • Full time role – Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

About 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, and in 2017 we opened the new 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital.

About Aged Persons Mental Health Service (APMHS)

Our APMHS provides assessment and treatment for people aged 65 years and over, who have a psychiatric disability and/or dementia with associated behaviours of concern requiring specialist treatment.  We now have an opportunity for an experienced, motivated mental health nurse to join us in a key leadership role, supporting an established team that is open to learning and development. This role is based in Kingston Centre and is known as the Middle South - APMHT. 

About the role

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Nursing, Aged Persons Mental Health, this role provides clinical leadership, supervision and expertise in Aged Mental Health.  In addition, and consistent with all our leadership roles, you would be accountable for building, developing and managing a contemporary and responsive service.

Our Senior Clinicians are responsible for a range of clinical mental health services, including:

  • Triage
  • Intake
  • Comprehensive mental health assessments including mental state examinations and risk management
  • Care planning and treatment
  • Clinical case management
  • Education
  • Discharge planning
  • Liaison with Residential Care Facilities and other key stakeholders

About you

Holding relevant mental health nursing qualifications, you are a passionate mental health nurse and have already successfully led teams.  Your experience includes working in a Community Services setting and you are keen to progress your career in a leadership role with.   Complex decision making is an integral part of this role and you can demonstrate previous success in this area.  You are committed to your own professional development and you either hold, or are working towards, a Masters in Mental Health.

In return

You will lead an established team which is receptive to new ideas that support their ongoing practice development and enables excellence in patient care and experience.  Our Kingston site has large established gardens providing serene surroundings for both our people and our patients alike.  You will also have access to salary packaging benefits, on site car parking and fitness facilities. 

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. Any offer of employment will be confirmed on the successful outcome of a Police Check.  As part of our selection process, you may be invited by e-mail to participate in an on-camera video interview.

This role is readvertised and previous applicants need not re-apply.

Please note that we will only be accepting applications via the Monash Health online Mercury system. Email applications will not be considered.

Selection Criteria Masters in mental health nursing

Outline history working with Aged Psychiatry clients at home or within the inpatient setting

Outline history working with Aged Psychiatry clients at home or within the inpatient setting

Worked in mental health community

Experience as a senior clinician and leading a group of nurses
Contact Person
Grant Wishnowsky Deputy Director of Nursing, Aged Persons' Mental Health 92651535
Advertising Closing 30/04/2018
Position Documents
Position Description Registered Psychiatric Nurse.pdf
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