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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24096
Position Title Aged Person Residential Support Clinician Enrolled Nurse
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Location Peninsula Community Mental Health Service
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Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

Position Summary
An exciting opportunity now exists for an Enrolled Nurse (medication endorsed) with relevant mental health qualification, and or experience to join our Aged Persons Residential Support Program at Peninsula Health-Aged Persons Community Mental Health Community Program in a Permanent Full Time position

The successful applicant will be working business hours 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday. The successful applicant will receive excellent training, supervision and support in your clinical practice.

The Aged Persons Community Mental Health Program is a specialist multi-disciplinary and integrated service that provides care coordination through an assertive outreach model for persons 65 years and older, experiencing severe and persistent mental health disorders. The team provides a broad range of treatment, case management, care interventions and support for those clients living in the Peninsula Health Mental Health Service catchment. The Residential Support Mental Health Clinician will be attached to the Residential Support Program Team that is aligned with the Aged Persons Intensive Community Assessment and Treatment Team.
The Residential Support Mental Health Clinician will provide specialist assessment and treatment to persons in residential aged care facilities and supported residential services that have a diagnosis of Dementia including Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia/Neurocognitive Disorders. A key feature of the role will be education, consultation and collaboration/partnerships.

This role will provide safe and effective care to clients within the designated caseload, to deliver quality mental health care to residents diagnosed with dementia residing in aged care residential facilities. The mental health clinician will provide urgent community based assessment and short term treatment interventions to assist to patient and aged care facility staff in the care of the person.

Essential Criteria
The successful applicant will be a Registered Enrolled Nurse - Endorsed with advanced interpersonal skills and preferably have a broad range of experience in mental health and in particular aged persons mental health. They should possess skills in assessment, treatment, consultation, risk assessment and recovery; and advantageous would be to have a thorough understanding of the mental health system, as well as other community resources available.


How to apply
To apply, please click on the APPLY NOW button to forward you current resume and covering letter for consideration

Other Information
• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement.
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.


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Selection Criteria
Contact Person Marina Nasso
Contact Number 97846999
Alternate Contact Person Lucy Keegan
Alternate Contact Number 97846999
Closing Date 17/06/2018
Position Description Aged Person Residential Support Clinician Enrolled.pdf