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Mental Health Nurse

Access Health and Community
  • Permanent part time Position
  • 22.8 Hours per Week with a possibility of an increase of work hours
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading community health service as a Mental Health Nurse in the Stepped Care Mental Health program. This is a part-time, permanent position (3 days a week) with a possibility for an increase of work hours to 4-5 work days per week.

The Mental Health Nurse will provide mental health nursing and clinical care coordination to consumers with moderate to complex needs in the Mental Health Stepped Care program. The Mental Health Nurse will work as a part of the multidisciplinary Mental Health team using the clinical staging model to assess and deliver mental health treatment to consumers. A key component of the role is the assessment and management of clinical risk for consumers living in the community with moderate to severe mental health needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake clinical assessment of consumers which includes mental health, AOD, psychosocial, functional, and physical assessment domains
  • Use the clinical staging model in assessment and development of treatment plans
  • Work collaboratively with consumers, family/carers and other health professionals to develop and implement Collaborative Care Plans and participate in shared care
  • Undertake initial and ongoing risk assessments of clients and develop risk management plans
  • Provide one-on-one clinical nursing services for clients with moderate to complex needs (including face-to-face, telehealth and outreach service delivery modalities)
  • Monitor and support the consumer’s safe and appropriate use of medications
  • Co-facilitate group-based programs where required

Skills & Experience

Key attributes of the successful applicant will include, but are not limited to:

  • An empathic, innovative and professional therapeutic style
  • Excellent understanding of mental health symptoms, diagnoses and treatments across the lifespan
  • Current and ongoing registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a mental health nurse
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical risk assessment and management, including assessing mental state and clinical risk management across multiple domains
  • Experience/capability to work with clients presenting with co-occurring conditions
  • Ability to work creatively and safely with consumers from diverse backgrounds, including LGBTIQ, CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Culture & Benefits

People love working at Access Health & Community because we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging opportunities
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Commitment to work-life balance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Monthly ADO (for full time employees)

About Access Health & Community

We are a not for profit community health organisation operating in twelve locations across Melbourne. With caring at our centre, our mission is to build healthier lives together with our communities and deliver excellent health services for all. AccessHC delivers medical, health and community services for all ages. We employ over 250 employees across Eastern Melbourne.

To Apply

Please submit your application including your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. Please refer to the position description on the website for the key selection criteria and further information: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/

Access Health and Community is a Child Safe Organisation

Access Health and Community is a provider of disability services. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Screening Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment.

Access Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background

Irina Hart
Mental Health Manager
Irina.hart@accesshc.org.au, using the subject line: Mental Health Nurse enquiry via EthicalJobs

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