Associate Nurse Manager - Adult Inpatient Mental Health


  • Full-time on-going positions
  • Join a supportive and excellence driven team
  • Bring your innovation and make an impact on outstanding patient care

About the organisation

P Block is a 31 Bed unit which sits within the Adult Bed Based Service under the Mental Health program at Monash Medical Centre Clayton. The service provides Short term inpatient management and treatment during an acute phase of Mental illness, through until management within the community is a safe option. With the provision of a range of therapeutic interventions and programs, both patients and families are able to learn about the impact of illness and explore ways to better manage within their environment with coping strategies as they move toward recovery.

About the role

In this leadership role:
You will work with adult inpatient consumers with varying degrees of acute psychiatric or mental illness and/or drug and alcohol dependency problems.

You will lead, day to day a team of dedicated people and support the Nurse Manager in decision making that will result in the best of care delivery.

You will be a recognised member of the psychiatric care team, and at any time you would be providing primary nursing care to patients while also leading eight or more nurses on the shift. 

About you

As a motivated and experienced Psychiatric Nurse, you possess a patient-centred approach and demonstrate a commitment to recovery focused care. You are an innovative thinker and are always looking for ways to improve service delivery. You can also demonstrate a keen understanding of the Mental Health Act (2014) as it relates to delivering holistic patient care.

Qualifications and experience

  • Post Graduate Qualification in Mental Health
  • Demonstrated experience within an Inpatient Unit or similar
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Relevant working rights/visa
  • Employee level Working with Children Check
  • Evidence of a COVID-19 vaccination

Previous nursing experience in an acute setting, along with an understanding of forensic mental health, is preferred.

What you'll get in return

  • Mentorship and career guidance
  • Educational support to further your clinical skills and expand your knowledge base
  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals
  • Opportunities to further develop your leadership and project management skills

Employee benefits

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • free flu vaccinations
  • private health insurance at discounted rates
  • health imaging services
  • + more

Application process

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents.

Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.

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Please note

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 people work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.

We recognise 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 and ICare values.

Close date: 16 December 2022

Point of contact: 

Matthew Parker

0400 144 884

Job reference: 56733


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