Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse


Latrobe Regional Hospital have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Mental health clinician to join the Psychiatric Emergency Care Team (PECT) on a part-time basis working Monday and Friday's (32 hours per fortnight). The Consultation Liaison Nursing role provides expert psychiatric nursing consultation to general hospital staff in the Emergency Department and to the acute and general units of Latrobe Regional Hospital in order to achieve integrated and patient centred care to mental health consumers.

The successful application will:

  • Provide early intervention in the mental health episode of care
  • Medication management
  • Physical health and organic screening and referral of care
  • Family and patient liaison
  • Discharge planning including service referral and linkage for support in the community
  • Referral to inpatient units for admission
  • Capacity building general ward staff to improve the understanding of mental health conditions

About the organisation

A leading Gippsland employer, Latrobe Regional Hospital is Gippsland's specialist referral and trauma centre located 150km east of Melbourne. We are a purpose-built teaching hospital caring for a population of more than 260,000 people. Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency, intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.

We offer:

  • A friendly and supportive team
  • High quality patient care
  • A collaborative and innovative working environment
  • Modern Facilities
  • Electronic Medical Records

Our unique difference:

  • Regional lifestyle opportunities
  • Access to excellent schools, health and transport services
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, paid parental leave and flexible working conditions
  • Expanding specialist services with future redevelopments & expansions

Our commitment to you:

LRH is recognized as a leading learning hospital providing ongoing career opportunities. We provide a safe and rewarding work environment for all of our staff and have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership excellence, education and training.

Now is an exciting time to join our team with significant growth on the horizon.

Diversity and Inclusion

At LRH we value workforce diversity and inclusion, where individual uniqueness is embraced. We value 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 sexuality.

At LRH we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.

We at LRH strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the People & Culture team via email at noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless a valid exemption applies). Evidence of Vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement.

About the role

The CLP Mental Health Nurse provides professional leadership for all staff of LRHMHS and contributes to education, training and professional development across the service.

Close date: 10 February 2023

Point of contact: 

Mel Bassler, PECT Nurse Unit Manager

(03) 5173 8279

Job Ad Reference: 16527


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