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Mental Health Nurse


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The Mental Health Nurse provides clinical and mental health support for young people with moderate to severe mental health presentations including complexity and risk, with consideration given to supporting and working with the young person’s systemic supports. The Mental Health Nurse will work closely with GPs, psychiatrists and allied health staff to facilitate the provision of coordinated clinical care and treatment at headspace Sunshine.

Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager, the Mental Health Nurse will:

  • Provide co-ordinated services to young people with moderate to severe mental health disorders, including undertaking assessments and ongoing care in accordance with best practice and clinical guidelines for the treatment of that disorder.
  • Establish a therapeutic relationship with young people and significant others that facilitates the monitoring and review of young people’s mental health state and informs timely multidisciplinary clinical review.
  • If appropriate, use the Health of the Nation Outcomes Scale (HoNOS or HoNOSCA)) to measure and monitor symptoms and functioning in line with MHNIP requirements.
  • Work closely with psychiatrists, GPs and allied health practitioners to facilitate the provision of coordinated clinical care for young people presenting with severe mental health disorders.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Current Victorian Nursing Registration with (AHPRA) and a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN), or eligibility to become credentialed.
  • Extensive experience in the provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments, crisis intervention, psychoeducation and treatment interventions to young people experiencing severe mental health and/or substance use problems, including current evidence-based approaches.
  • Understanding of the principles and issues relevant to coordinated, multidisciplinary team approaches in the provision of mental health services.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary package in line with Nurses Award (2010) Registered Nurse Level 4 pro rata + 10% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle and access to policies and tools that support this
  • Provider and further develop your leadership and skills with Orygen and be part of leading the revolution in youth mental health.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

A position description is attached.

Applications will remain open until closing day, unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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