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Consultation And Liaison Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Eastern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Consultation and Liaison Registered Psychiatric Nurse Aged Person Mental Health


The Mental Health Program provides specialist mental health assessment and care for all ages in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. Fundamental to our service delivery are the principles of recovery oriented mental health practice.


Our services cover the continuum of care and include both inpatient and outreach services in the following divisions:


• Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS)


• Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS)


• Aged Person Mental Health Program (APMH)


• Research and academic programs


The Mental Health Program also works in partnership with State-wide Services which include the following divisions:


• Alcohol and Drug Service


• SPECTRUM (state wide service for people with a personality disorder)


• Dual Diagnosis


Eastern Health Consultation Liaison (CL) Psychiatry service currently provides a consultation-liaison service for medical and surgical inpatients at Box Hill, Maroondah, and The Angliss Hospitals. An exciting opportunity is avaialbe to expand these serivces to Peter Jsmes Center and Wantirna Health. This service addresses the interface of medicine and psychiatry, and aims to improve the quality of care for all patients in Eastern Health with co-existing psychiatric, psychological or behavioural difficulties affecting their medical management.


About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Mental Health Nurse with a keen interest to work with the Consultation & Liaison Aged Psychiatry team and possess sound clinical knowledge and experience across the continuum of care. Experience working with consumers experiencing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia would be desirable.


The Senior Nurse will provide mental health assessment and management plans, advanced interventions, consultative and educational services to enhance the mental health of patients admitted to the a general Hospital of Eastern Health.


About you


To be successful in this role you should possess:



  • Extensive experience and clinical expertise in mental health with a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse and complex professional workforce

  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, utilising well developed critical analysis skills to achieve efficiency and effectiveness

  • Interest and experience working in a multi and inter-disciplinary team environment

  • Knowledge and expertise in the field of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • Demonstrated negotiation, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Be available to work at least one Saturday shift (8:30am to 5pm) per month


Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.


Next Steps


If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!


For full details refer to the attached Position Description. For all queries please contact the CL Coordinator, Jan Williams, on 0466 946 956 OR…..


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check and working with children’s check.


You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.


Please submit all applications online.


Eastern Health Values: Patients First: Agility: Humility: Respect: Kindness: Excellence


Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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