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Reference Number 62977
Position Title Community Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN3)
Location Inner West Area Mental Health Service - RMH
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
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Community Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN3) – Community Team 1

  • Key Clinician – Registered Psychiatric Nurse RPN3
  • Full time Permanent Position (Part Time negotiable)
  • Inner West Area Mental Health Service located in Royal Melbourne Hospital Precinct

Your new team


The Inner West Area Mental Health Service (IWAMHS) and Community Team 1 (CT1) is a dynamic, multidisciplinary team who hold the homeless person’s portfolio for IWAMHS and provide care to residents of the Inner Melbourne catchment. The team are located in close proximity to the RMH city campus.   

  • We aim to empower consumers to make their own choices about their treatment and recovery with an emphasis on strengthening their internal resources to move forward.
  • CT1 works hard to create external links in the community for ongoing support.
  • Community Team 1 holds the Homeless portfolio which extends to and includes the Homeless Response Portfolio (MHaP-HR) which relies on strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders. 
  • We are a passionate group of people who love to work hard offering evidenced based services.
  • We provide an assertive community treatment model of care to our consumers of the Inner Melbourne catchment.
IWAMHS is part of NorthWestern Mental Health which boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.

Your new role

  • Apply your clinical knowledge and expertise to the assessment and delivery of evidence based interventions to consumers with complex mental health related needs
  • Work collaboratively with consumers, carers and families
  • Develop and maintain effective referral relationships with supporting organisations for clients that assist in reaching recovery goals
  • Demonstrate strong ongoing commitment to one's professional development and the ability to support and develop knowledge and skills in other team members

About you

  • Possess formal qualifications and registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mental illness, recovery, the assessment of disorders and an understanding of relevant legislation pertinent to the role
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • You enjoy working and supporting others
  • You have a demonstrated ability to engage individuals or families through telephone, face to face or online meetings in an empathic manner

Our Commitment to you


Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   


We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.


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.


Trevor Carlisle, Manager Community Team 1 and HOMHS - 0417 387 619 Trevor.Carlisle@mh.org.au / Renae McDougall, Team Leader Community Team 1 - 0438 599 115 Renae.McDougall@mh.org.au


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 and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Contact Person Trevor Carlisle
Contact Number 0417387619
Alternate Contact Person Renae McDougall
Alternate Contact Number 93773400
Closing Date 30/05/2022
Position Description
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