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April

Registered Psych Nrse Div1 Gr2

Mercy Health - Werribee, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE ROLE:

Rare opportunity for a dedicated Mental Health Nurse (RPN2) to participate in the holistic treatment of Perinatal Mental Illness at the Mother Baby Unit, based at Werribee Mercy Hospital, on a fixed term contract (24/05/21 - 22/05/22)

The Werribee Mother Baby Unit (MBU) treats Perinatal Mental Illness and has a focus on strengthening parenting capacity by optimising the Mother-Infant attachment relationship. The MBU is a 6 bed 6 cot inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Unit on the grounds of the Werribee Mercy Hospital campus. The multidisciplinary treating team members include psychiatrist, psychiatric registrar, psychologist, maternal and child health nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, postgraduate level nursing staff, dietician, Nurse Unit Manager and other liaising clinicians.

  • Fixed term position at 0.8 FTE
  • Located a Werribee Mercy Hospital, Mercy Mental Health, Mother Baby Unit
  • Provide care to mothers with their babies in a therapeutic setting working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Provide quality client-focused care to the patient, their family and carers utilising a holistic approach
  • Play an integral role in a multi-disciplinary team providing highly responsive and flexible service to consumers and carers
  • This role requires shift work

ABOUT YOU:

  • Registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA, with Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent
  • Genuine interest in all aspects of mother, infant and family care
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience working as a nurse in a mental health setting including either Adult Mental Health, Perinatal Mental Health, or Infant Mental Health

ABOUT US:

Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

WHAT WE OFFER:

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

CONTACT DETAILS:

  • Kate Lee
  • 8754 3667

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Werribee, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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