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Senior Nurse - Early Psychosis

Orygen

Your new team

Orygen Specialist Program provides mental health services to young people aged 15-25 and their families/carers in Melbourne's northwest and western suburbs.

Our Early Psychosis team provides evidence-based interventions to young people experiencing or are at risk of experiencing psychosis and are in the critical early stage of illness to reduce the impact of symptoms and support psychosocial recovery.

Your new role

Work within a supportive multi-disciplinary team. Access regular clinical supervision and professional development opportunities within Orygen, including first episode psychosis, dual diagnosis, neurodevelopmental issues and other mental health diagnoses.

You will also:

  • Contribute to the development of clinical nursing practice policies and guidelines within the early psychosis outpatient programs
  • Provide coordination and support to clinicians in regards to metabolic monitoring, long-acting injectables and the identification and monitoring of clients being treated with clozapine
  • Provision of phase-specific interventions to a small caseload of clients and their families
  • Provide inclusive and sensitive practice to young people and their families/carers from Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, CALD and LGBTQIA backgrounds
  • Utilise and further develop skills in research, discipline-specific interventions or portfolios, including dual diagnosis, physical health, systems work and other therapeutic modalities

About You:

  • Registration and qualifications in a relevant area of practice
  • Comprehensive nursing experience in the provision of mental health assessment, treatment and case management, including with young people
  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to provide professional leadership to nurses and other relevant staff, including the provision of consultation, supervision, and education

What you’ll get in return

  • Grade 4 RPN + monthly ADOs + employed by Melbourne Health under Mental Health EBA + 10% super + salary packaging
  • 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.

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.

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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