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Reference Number 75147
Position Title Senior Registered Psychiatric Nurse RPN4 - RMH MHS Community Team 1
Location Inner West Area Mental Health Service - RMH
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
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Senior Community Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Mental Health Clinician

  • Senior Community Key Clinician – Registered Psychiatric Nurse RPN4
  • Adult Community Mental Health
  • Team with homeless portfolio based in CBD of Melbourne
  • Combination of assertive outreach in the community and clinic-based work
  • Full Time or Part Time negotiable

Community Team 1 (CT1) provide care to consumers living in the CBD and the Inner West of Melbourne.  Additionally, they hold the homeless portfolio for Royal Melbourne Hospital Mental Health Service (RMH MHS).  CT1 applies an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model of care, which is characterized by lower caseloads, community-based treatment (outreach) a team-based approach and high intensity of care.  This can involve medication management, psychosocial support, assessment and referral (housing, financial, vocation, increasing levels of participation), psychological assessment, formulation and interventions, crisis assessments and admissions.

We are seeking an experience Senior Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4 (RPN4) or a suitably experienced RPN3 prepared for greater responsibility and autonomy.

This is a unique opportunity to work with complex consumers in a supportive team environment and to make a difference for some of the more vulnerable consumers in our community. 


Your new role:

  • Apply your extensive psychiatric nursing experience in the delivery of evidence-based treatment and interventions, ensuring the provision of high-quality assertive outreach and care coordination of services to adults experiencing mental health and AOD issues as well as homelessness.
  • Work with a team of enthusiastic multidisciplined professionals providing assertive outreach and high-quality care to some of Melbourne’s most marginalised people.
  • Enjoy the benefits of working closely with colleagues in a combination of clinic based and assertive outreach work in the CBD of Melbourne.

About you:

  • Interested in working with homeless consumers directly in the community.
  • Possess formal qualifications and registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse.
  • Enjoy working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of effective evidence-based interventions appropriate to low prevalence disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorder, relapse prevention and substance abuse.
  • Possess established skills including initiative, advanced communication skills and the capacity and willingness to further develop these.
  • Demonstrate at least 5 years of experience in the provision of specialist services in public mental health settings with a strong focus on local communities and inter-agency specific knowledge.

Benefit of working with the Royal Melbourne Hospital Mental Health Service:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, well serviced by public transport.
  • Excellent training, education and development options.
  • Interesting variety of work in a very welcoming team, in a unique setting and location.


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.



If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.


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 and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria Essential: Registration as a registered nurse under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Contact Person Trevor Carlisle
Contact Number 0417387619
Alternate Contact Person Jessica Jackson
Alternate Contact Number 0467 049 044
Closing Date 18/04/2024
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