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Peninsula Health

Reference Number 23065
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurse- Grade 2
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location Frankston Hospital
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• New Purpose Built Facility (opened 26/6/17)
• Frankston Hospital location
• Your chance to work on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula
• Permanent full time or part time hours available
• Low staff turnover
• Flexible rostering
• Salary Packaging benefits- tax savings!

About Peninsula Health
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.

About the Position
Peninsula Health currently has exciting opportunities for experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) to join our Psychiatric Assessment and Planning Unit (PAPU).

The role of the RPN is a valued and integral member of the Peninsula Health multidisciplinary Mental Health team who uses their previous Mental Health experience to demonstrate flexibility in caring for clients and their families with Mental Health issues.

About our Psychiatric Assessment and Planning Unit (PAPU)
Our PAPU was opened in June 2017 and is a purpose built six bed unit that enables mental health clients to be rapidly transferred from the Emergency Department to our unit for up to 72 hours.

The facility is a 24 hour, 7 days a week mental health short stay assessment and planning unit for the provision of accelerated access to specialist psychiatric assessment and short term treatment to better address planning and partnering support arrangements for the client back in the community on discharge. It is located next to the Emergency Department and has been designed to incorporate natural light and therapeutic colours and furnishings.

The PAPU emphasis incorporates suicide prevention and provides support for clients who are at risk of self-harming.

The role of the six bed PAPU is to ensure that clients receive timely access to short term assessment and planning care and treatment where required and to minimise the need for an acute inpatient stay by ensuring that clients can be adequately and appropriately supported in the community.

Skills and Experience:
• Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration
• Post graduate qualification in mental health
• Extensive experience in Mental Health
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of Recovery Orientated practice in Mental Health Care.
• Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014, the National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010, and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards including EQuIP and National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
• Communicates well with and relates to consumers from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

• The opportunity to care and help our local community
• Accrued Day off once a month if you work Full time
• Salary Packaging – ability to access $9000 of your annual salary tax free every year, this means you are charged less tax and receive more money for you every pay!
• Parking – On-site parking facilities at all sites at a low cost of $4 per day
• Supportive team environment
• Career development
• Live and work on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, only 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD
• The opportunity to join a progressive and innovative hospital

How to apply
To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

Existing Account Users:
1. Click 'Sign in' and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

New Account Users:
1. Click 'Register' to create an account
2. Once registered, click 'Sign in' in the top right hand corner
3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

If you experience any issues signing in or registering to our careers page, please feel welcome to contact our HR Hotline on 03 9784 2700.

If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below

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 Essential: Do you have a Post Graduate Qualification in Mental Health?
Contact Person Susan Smith
Contact Number 0434738787
Closing Date 10/01/2019
Position Description Registered Nurse - Mental Health PD with IR.pdf