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Reference Number 58361
Position Title Mental Health Clinician
Location Orygen Youth Health - Footscray
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
Psychologists [41]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Allied Health & Registered Psychiatric Nurse 

  • Full Time, ongoing position available - Based in our Orygen Youth Health Program in Footscray
  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals
  • Exciting clinical role in a new and emerging service 

Orygen @ HOME (HITH) is expanding its operational bed numbers. We are seeking Allied Health (Grade 2) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (Grade 3) to join this innovative service providing acute mental health care to young people within their own environment. The incumbents will join the multidisciplinary rotating roster providing this new model of acute mental health care for young people and their families. Care will be in partnership with ongoing care providers and enable opportunities for targeted acute care interventions that can be completed within the home environment.


About us


Orygen @ HOME, as with all Orygen programs, is to be guided by evidence-based, culturally-safe and trauma informed principles incorporating the diverse needs of all young people and families. This is especially important for those from LGBTQI+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and culturally and linguistically diverse populations. As the care team will be operating within the homes of young people and families, responsive and inclusive practices will be at the forefront of care.


The Orygen @ HOME (HiTH) is an addition to the acute services provided at Orygen. The Orygen @ HOME service will partner with young people families and carers to provide inpatient like care within the home environment

  • Access to care is provided 24 hrs a day 7 days per week by a multidisciplinary team of professionals completing shift work rosters ensuring comprehensive, collaborative and coordinated care
  • The program will play a key role in the support and transition of young people and families between Orygen acute services (IPU and YAT), the continuing care teams and other services within Orygen and North Western Mental Health

About your new role:

  • Provide specialist mental health interventions including acute management of mental health symptoms, risk assessment and discipline specific interventions.
  • Nursing interventions around diet and fluid intake, physical observations, monitoring clinical risk to self and others, falls risks secondary to sedation from medication. 
  • Be a knowledge resource for the Mental Health Nursing specialty, and build the role of mental health nursing within Orygen @ HOME and the greater Orygen service system.
  • Ensure service provision is guided by inclusive practices for all young people and families of all backgrounds and incorporates culturally safe and trauma informed principles.
  • Timely completion of mental health assessments including formulation, individual service plans, crisis management plans, outcome measures, documentation of client’s progress in client files, discharge summaries and other required documentation

About you:

  • Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate client-centred individual service plans, risk assessments and diagnostic formulations
  • Capacity to provide, or develop skills in, integrated assessment, treatment and care for dual diagnosis clients
  • Capacity to develop effective working relationships, collaborations and partnerships with a range of services within the broader community service system including primary care, AOD agencies, employment and housing services, PDRSs and so on
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) as well as abilities in problem solving and negotiation

Our Commitment to you

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 


The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement 

Contact Person Nicola Garland
Contact Number 0438938861
Alternate Contact Person David McMaster
Alternate Contact Number 0430144634
Closing Date 25/08/2021
Position Description
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