Registered Psychiatric Nurse - SECU
- Join our supportive nursing team and expand on your knowledge
- Bring your innovation to make an impact on outstanding patient care
- Ongoing full- or part-time opportunities at Dandenong
About the organisation
Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across southeastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information, please visit the website.
The Secure Extended Care Unit (Unit 4) is a 50 bed Inpatient Unit based at Dandenong Hospital. SECUs provide medium to long-term inpatient treatment and rehabilitation for people who have unremitting and severe symptoms of mental illness or disorder with an associated significant disturbance in behaviour that preclude their living in a less restricted environment. SECU has a recovery-based model of care. It provides mental health service to patients identified as needing a longer stay in a bed-based service to support extensive treatment, assessment, formulation and management recommendations. Our collaborative multi-disciplinary team made up of: Social workers; Occupational Therapists; Clinical and Neuro Psychologist; Exercise Physiologist; Dietician; Music Therapist; Psychiatrists and Nurses provides targeted treatment and rehabilitation programs that maximise individual functioning, minimise the barriers to recovery, and promote return to community living
About the role
No two days will be the same, and this is what is challenging and exciting about coming into work within our skilled nursing workforce. Our Registered nurses are passionate about Psychiatry which is why they became Mental Health Nurses in the first place. They love coming to work every day to be able to provide goal orientated holistic, patient centred care for our consumers. They work on recovery, providing consistent care that is centred around each individual and their needs, instilling hope into their journey.
You’ll enjoy the variety and challenge that comes from working with likeminded skilled senior staff and clinical mentors, while being supported by others across the program and across our large, complex health service. We are a collaborative service, and we encourage opportunities to grow your career and work in a team to ensure this consistency across our consumers journey, which doesn’t end at discharge. We have full time and part time opportunities across a 24/7 rotational roster. Ours is a highly connected team with strong shared values and a commitment to excellence.
You have passion and genuine interest in Acute Mental Health and inpatient services, and you understand the complexities of working in this setting. You are a dynamic, key team player and willing to contribute to the continual improvement of your skills and knowledge as a Mental Health practitioner.
Qualifications and experience
- Demonstrated Nursing experience in Mental Health
- Working towards or have completed a Post Graduate qualification in mental health nursing
- Demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow your experience in this area through commitment to the team
- Current Australian AHPRA nursing registration
Benefits of working in at Monash Health
We will provide a safe and fast-paced environment where you will be challenged and you will learn something new every day. You will be supported within the team and we value your experience and contribution to the workforce. We love to see your passion, enjoying what you do best, while building rapport with your patients to ensure that each day brings hope to their recovery and discharge.
Employees also enjoy a range of benefits including:
- 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
Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.
Applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.
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Close date: 20 June 2023
Point of contact:
Phone: 0400 144 884