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Mental Health Nurse / Senior Clinician (Psychiatric Nurse)

Merri Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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About the role

Work for an innovative mental health program, which provides Recovery-focused holistic mental health support and interventions for older adults in the community and residential aged care facilities.

Stepped Care for Older Adults (SCOA), is a mental health program for adults 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) with mild to moderate mental illness, at risk of developing a mental illness, or experiencing social isolation and loneliness. The program operates throughout Melbourne’s north western region including Darebin, Moreland, Brimbank, Hume, and Melton.

This Senior Mental Health Clinician role is part of a multidisciplinary team and will undertake senior clinical and general duties to ensure the provision of high quality, biopsychosocial services to address mental health care of clients. The role will be key in providing nurse-focused clinical expertise to team members.

  • Merri Central, Brimbank, other worksites as required
  • Full time/fixed-term
  • Access to work laptop and mobile

Your new role

As a senior clinician with psychiatric nursing background you will be responsible for:

– Providing Recovery-focused, client-centred, evidence-based clinical oversight of all clients by completing client triage, assessments, and reviews
– Champion and apply use of the National Initial Assessment and Referral approach based on the industry’s Guidance and Implementation Toolkits
– Deliver formal and informal mental health secondary consultations regarding diagnostic assessments, medication awareness, psychoeducation, effects of physical health conditions on mental health, risks, feedback on process considerations, and treatment planning
– Provide formal clinical supervision to team members where appropriate

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

– Bachelor Degree in Psychiatric Nursing or equivalent; or, Bachelor Degree in Nursing plus a postgraduate qualification in Psychiatric Nursing
– Demonstrated experience in providing high quality clinical care to older adults with mental health concerns
– Demonstrated experience in providing clinical expertise to a multidisciplinary team in a professional and respectful manner and contribute towards team clinical development

– Foster a positive team environment, which committed to continuous learning

– Excellent interpersonal skills and highly developed communication (written and verbal) skills

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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