Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Brief Intervention Short Stay Unit (Eme

Location Victoria


Alfred Health Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services. Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Grade 2 Full-time or part-time applicants encouraged to apply Psychiatric in-patient unit experience highly desirable Brand New Emergency Department Great salary packaging benefits The Department This is an incredible opportunity to join a fantastic team in a brand new, refurbished Emergency Department.

The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre (E&TC) is a state-of-the-art facility leading the world in assessment and management of all trauma and emergency presentations. The Department receives approximately 67,000 patients per year and includes a State-wide trauma service and comprehensive mental health service. The E&TC has 59 treatment bays with 43 having full bedside monitoring and is arbitrarily divided into seven main clinical areas.

This includes a Crisis Mental Health and Addictions Hub - The E&TC West Wing. Alfred Mental and Addiction Health is responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne. Services are provided by a number of teams located at the Alfred Hospital, St.

Kilda Road Clinic, Waiora Clinic, Alma Road CCU, and the Child & Youth Mental Health Service. Alfred Aged Psychiatry is located at the Caulfield campus of Alfred Health. Alfred Mental and Addiction Health also works in partnership with relevant local non-government and social support agencies.

The single most important goal of Alfred Mental and Addiction Health is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process. The Alfred Consultation Liaison and Emergency (CLE) Psychiatry Service works in collaboration with the Alfred E&TC to deliver optimal mental health care to patients in the emergency setting, including oversight of the E&TC West Wing. The West Wing is a four-bed unit in the E&TC that provides acute mental health and alcohol or other drug (AOD) assessment, brief intervention, treatment and referral options for patients with mental health and addiction issues.

The Role The RPN position is a newly established role integrated within the E&TC and Emergency Psychiatry Service. In this role, you will work in the E&TC West Wing within the Emergency & Trauma Centre. You will demonstrate the core values of nursing at Alfred Health through appropriate and evidenced-based clinical practice and care of patients and families/carers.

The RPN is a member of the E&TC nursing team and works in close collaboration with emergency medical staff and Emergency Psychiatry clinicians. The ability and flexibility to work with mental h.

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11 Oct 2018


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