• Company:
    St Vincent’s Health Australia
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
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Job Description:

  • Full time, part time, casual and fixed term positions available
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurses (RPN2)
  • Psychiatric Enrolled Nurses (Level 2) – Medication Endorsed
  • Excellent benefits, including salary packaging
  • About the Company

    St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia’s leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

    About the Mental Health Department

    St Vincent’s is proud of its International reputation for delivery of Mental Health Services and the use of the ‘Strengths Model’ and its principles. The Mental Health Service includes a 44 bed adult acute inpatient unit for the cities of Yarra and Boroondara; the Koori state-wide Inpatient Mental Health Service; Continuing Care Teams; a Crisis Assessment Team; ED Mental Health and Psychiatric Triage; Prevention and Recovery Care Service (PARC); Footbridge Community Care Unit; The Primary Intervention Care Team (PICT) and HOPE (suicide prevention); Mobile Support Teams; Clarendon Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Service (CHOPS); Victorian Dual Diagnosis Service (VDDS); Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment and Recovery Service (BETRS) and NEXUS (Concurrent Mental Illness and Substance Use Advisory Service); Consultation & Liaison Service and Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) and NEVIL Training Cluster. We work collaboratively with peer workers, consumer and carer-consultants and the Aboriginal Liaison Officer. Everyone receives training in Strengths and support to participate in Productive Ward and Safewards.
      Why work in Mental Health at St Vincent’s

  • We passionately believe in a recovery approach, based on people’s personal strengths
  • We believe that people have the capacity to recover, reclaim and transform their lives
  • We nurture and develop our staff with great opportunities for training and career progression
  • Our work in this field is internationally recognised
  • We believe that the preferred setting for our work is in the community and that the community is an oasis of resources
  • You will join a cohesive, supportive team, committed to the wellbeing of colleagues and consumers
  • Great location, with easy access to public transport and to the city of Melbourne with trams, buses and trains on the doorstop of the hospital and a vibrant, active social scene close by
  • About the Role

    Opportunities currently exist for Psychiatric Nurses (RPN2) and Medication Endorsed Psychiatric Enrolled Nurses (PEN) to work in Mental Health at St Vincent’s.
    You will provide a high standard of care in accordance with the Strengths model under a recovery oriented framework working closely with the medical and multidisciplinary teams to achieve a positive outcome for all consumers and their families. You will be offered a range of learning opportunities to develop specialist skills and the opportunity to operate as part of an integrated Adult Area Mental Health Service.
    Classifications for these roles will range between:

    NP22 – NP70 ($68,754 – $87,282 per annum pro rata) for RPNs and

    PE21 – YD22 ($63,798.80 – $66,622.60 per annum) for medication endorsed PSENs.


  • Work within the Strengths Model of Recovery Oriented Practice
  • Uphold a culture of hope by using optimistic language supporting consumers and celebrating their recovery efforts
  • Work with consumers to support and sustain existing resources, assets, networks and relationships and to access opportunities, resources and services to achieve their recovery goals
  • Practice within a recovery framework promoting consumer directed care
  • Benefits

  • Salary packaging 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Staff Health Centre