Practice Development Nurse



Job Description: Full Time, permanent Mental Health – Acute Inpatient Service Excellent benefits including salary packaging About the Company and the Department St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

St. Vincent’s Mental Health (SVMH) includes an adult area mental health service for the inner city areas of Yarra and Boroondara. Why work in Mental Health at St Vincent’s We passionately believe in a recovery approach, based on people’s personal strengths We believe that people have the capacity to recover, reclaim and transform their lives We nurture and develop our staff with great opportunities for training and career progression Our work in this field is internationally recognised We believe that the preferred setting for our work is in the community and that the community is an oasis of resources You will join a cohesive, supportive team, committed to the wellbeing of colleagues and consumers Great location, with easy access to public transport and to the city of Melbourne About the Role The Practice Development Nurse (PDN) will provide clinical leadership to the team and provide supervision to staff and students.

The PDN will take a leadership role in the AIS service development which includes the review of clinical processes, daily review of all Extra Care Unit consumers Management Plans and Risk Assessments. The PDN will participate in the Pre-Code Grey Response Team and assist the development of more junior staff in acquiring skills that complement the Safewards and Productive Ward Models as well as promoting the Recovery Model using Strengths based tools. The PDN will be attached to the identified Early Psychosis Consultant and support them in identifying, assessing and liaising with the relevant teams to ensure a standardised model of care for Early Psychosis consumers and their carers.

The classification range for this position is Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4 (NP75 - NP77, $98,800 - $109,200 per annum). Duties Alongside the EP Consultant, Education Team, Director of the AIS and Nurse Unit Managers, use clinical leadership skills to influence and drive innovation, particularly in relation to Safewards, reducing restrictive interventions and Early Psychosis response and care. Act as a resource person and role model to all multidisciplinary staff and promote a positive culture and attitude to change within the AIS environment.

Use expert knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014 and other r.

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19 Sep 2019


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