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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN3)


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The Orygen Youth Prevention & Recovery Care (YPARC) is a pivotal sub-acute program supporting young people transition to the community from inpatient psychiatric care, or to intervene early and prevent further deterioration that may lead to inpatient psychiatric care. YPARC will also support young people with substance-use issues.

We have some exciting new opportunities within our newly purpose-built YPARC centre.

Your new role will include:

  • Supporting the entry and exit transitions to the YPARC
  • Demonstrate high standards of clinical care that are responsive to the young person’s developmental stage and presenting issues and informed by existing evidence and guidelines
  • Provide nursing interventions around diet and fluid intake, physical observations, monitoring clinical risk to self and others and falls risks
  • Provide specialist mental health nursing including physical and mental health assessment, risk assessment, interventions for managing side effects and monitoring physical health status
  • Provide supervision to RPN2’s, graduate and undergraduate nurse’s and potentially other disciplines within Orygen YPARC and the greater Orygen service

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health outcomes for young people. In addition, you will bring:

  • AHPRA registration and a Bachelor Degree in Nursing, Bachelor Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or equivalent
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical skills, including the assessment and management of high-risk clinical situations
  • Knowledge of mental health system of care, the common mental health and substance use issues faced by young people, and evidence-based treatments for major adolescent health issues
  • Knowledge of and work within the framework of early intervention, de-stigmatisation, diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination

What you’ll get in return

  • Up to $101,057 salary + 10% super + NFP salary packaging
  • Opportunity to be employed by Melbourne Health or Orygen
  • Join us during this incredibly exciting time of growth and change - career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

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.

There are full time or part time permanent positions available.

Applications may close early if 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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