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Reference Number 49131
Position Title Clinical Nurse Consultant - Mental Health
Location Inner West Area Mental Health Service - RMH
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
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  • Part Time, Permanent Position - Senior Mental Health Nursing Role
  • 64 hours per fortnight
  • Inner West Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Life With Us:

The Inner West Adult Acute Inpatient team is committed to quality mental health care, and supporting staff wellbeing in a dynamic, busy environment. We promote work/life balance with: flexible rostering, reflective practice, support of comprehensive professional development with the NWMH Mental Health Training and Development Unit, and with partnerships with specialised services and opportunities for growth. We highly value creative staff, and provide support for staff to be involved in areas of interest.


Job to Be Proud Of:

  • Be responsible, in collaboration with the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM), for the development and sustaining of a consumer centred model of care based on supported decision making, least restrictive care, trauma informed care, and recovery principles
  • Hold substantial responsibility for the implementation of specific Department of Health and Human Service (the department) initiatives and frameworks that are being led by the Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse, to ensure improvement in consumer and carer experience whilst maintaining a safe environment for all.  These initiatives currently include Safewards, mental health intensive care framework and reducing restrictive interventions
  • Provide role modelling and mentorship of behaviours and clinical practices to the nursing workforce and multidisciplinary team to enact and sustain the model of care.
  • Audit, observe and participate in the evaluation of clinical care
  • Provide education, nursing guidance and resources to the workforce
  • Collaborate with the NUM to promote the delivery of evidence based nursing care and a culture of initiating and developing nursing research opportunities

Your Contribution: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to the recovery approach in mental health treatment and support, with a focus on working collaboratively with consumers and carers to promote self-determination and enable progress towards reaching consumers personal recovery goals 
  • Demonstrated expert level clinical expertise to initiate and lead evidence-based nursing practice in the care delivery to consumers with complex mental health needs; including drug and alcohol and disability 
  • Demonstrated problem-solving activities that may require considerable understanding and interpretation of facility and departmental policy 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide expert clinical consultancy and dissemination of key messages across a range of key internal and external stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated ability to set objectives and negotiate their acceptance with the nursing executive, and report in terms of progress towards these objectives 
  • Evidence of knowledge and application of contemporary theories and techniques of practice that underlie mental health care and management of challenging behaviours 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills teamed with the ability to communicate effectively with consumers, families/carers, colleagues and other service providers 
  • Highly developed professional verbal, written and electronic communication skill

Our Commitment To You: 

  • NWMH boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development 
  • We are a values based organisation. A career with us is a rewarding experience, offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement 
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary sacrifice, Reward & Recognition Programs 
  • Rich Opportunities for professional development 
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; staff gym, staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs


Connect With Us:

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click ‘Apply Now’.

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

Selection Criteria Essential: Are you currently eligible to work in Australia? Eg Australian Birth Certificate or passport with working visa, permanent residency?
Essential: Can you provide evidence of eligibility for membership of the relevant organisation pertaining to your particular discipline?
Essential: Can you provide a certified copy of your qualification for employment in this position?
Contact Person Deborah Lucas
Contact Number 93424042
Closing Date 13/09/2019
Position Description
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