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Ect Coordinator - Aged Mental Health

St Vincent's Hospital - Kew, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Part time, permanent position
  • Psychiatric Nurse, Mental Health
  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging

About St Vincent's

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia, a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services and is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About the Mental Health Service

St Vincent's is proud of its International reputation for delivery of Mental Health Services and the values of St Vincent Health Australia. SVHM Mental Health service consists of a variety of inpatient, specialist and community programs and utilises a strengths/recovery orientated approach.

The St Vincent's Aged Person's Mental Health Service comprises community care via the Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team (APATT), inpatient care via Normanby Unit (20 bed acute mental health inpatient care) and continuing care via the Psychogeriatric Nursing Homes (PGNHs).

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
  • You will join a cohesive, supportive team, committed to the wellbeing of colleagues and consumers

About Role

The coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Normanby unit ECT Suite at St. George's in Kew and work in close liaison with Nurse Unit Manager and staff engaged in ECT at both Normanby and St. Vincent's.

You will facilitate ECT operation and monitoring, reporting on activity and compliance with standards and support practice development, education and training for nurses within the Aged Mental Health program. The appointment is at 0.6 FTE Working Monday, Wednesday and Fridays (this may include Public Holidays).

You will ensure responsive and comprehensive psychiatric care in line with department of health expectations and evidence based best practice care as outlined in the Victorian Framework for Recovery-Oriented Practice (2011), Workforce Capability Framework (2015) and the National Standards for Mental Health Services (2017).

The classification for this role will be NP77 ($$109,200 per annum pro rata)


  • To facilitate excellence in clinical patient care and clinical leadership in ECT management, innovation and research activities in the Aged Mental Health Program and to enhance the clinical practice of St. Vincent's Mental Health Services
  • Responsibility for the day-to-day operation and co-ordination of the ECT Suite at Normanby unit, communicating with team members to ensure that qualified staff undertake administration of ECT and provide best practice clinical care
  • Facilitate practice development related to ECT and inform practice changes and support staff training within the unit such as airway management and recovery nursing skills
  • Ensure equipment is checked and maintained with safe monitoring and administration of medications and treatments within the ECT Suite.
  • Ensure that consumers, carers and their families are informed about ECT: build consumer and carer partnerships in clinical practice, provide advocacy, information regarding rights, responsibilities, privacy and interventions to consumers and carers with culturally and gender sensitive practice to ensure that information is provided in a manner to meet the individual's needs and their feedback informs policy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree or postgraduate diploma in psychiatric/mental health nursing
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Minimum of 5 years post qualification clinical experience within Mental Health with experience in provision of ECT
  • A comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014 and other relevant legislation.
  • A current driver's licence
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines, prioritise workflow and to work co-operatively in a team environment
  • Ability to reliably organise, manage and analyse data and meet quality outcomes
  • Proven verbal and written ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clinical colleagues and consumers/carers


  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
  • For further Information regarding the position contact Chris Harrison, Manager, Aged Mental Health phone: 9231 8443
  • All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced