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28 Jul 2022

Full-Time Clinical Nurse Consultant – Youth (Melbourne-based)

NorthWestern Mental Health  Melbourne $118K AUD + salary packaging + relocation

Job Description

Your New Role

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to champion initiatives that benefit the lives of young people (ages 15-25), expand your leadership skills and network, contribute to mental health reform, and mentor the next cohort of mental health professionals.

Specifically, you’ll:

  • Collaborate with NUM and Team Leaders to develop, maintain, and evaluate the specialist bed-based program
  • Focus on the ongoing reduction of Restrictive Practice within the IPU
  • Demonstrate and uphold best practice nursing care and recovery standards
  • Collaborate with the NUM, Team Leader, and Nurse Educator to develop an appropriately skilled workforce including mentorship to other clinicians
  • Provide inclusive and sensitive practice to young people and their families/carers from Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, CALD, and LGBTQIA backgrounds

Your New Team

Orygen Specialist Program provides mental health services to young people aged 15-25 and their families / carers in Melbourne’s northwest and western suburbs. Over 200,000 young people live in this catchment area, and our team provides care to approximately 1,000 new people each year.

Our Inpatient Unit includes a 16-bed low-dependency area and a 6-bed targeted specialised service delivery area for youth with complex mental and psychosocial needs.

About You

  • Ability to develop and maintain clinical programs, which impact IPU nursing services
  • Ability to provide expert clinical consultancy and disseminate key information across a range of stakeholders
  • Proven clinical leadership within mental health nursing with willingness to mentor and develop the mental health-nursing workforce within a coaching framework
  • Knowledge and application of contemporary theories and techniques of practice that underlie mental health care and management of challenging behaviours

Benefits of Working with Orygen Specialist Programs

  • Relocation allowance and tailored transition support to Melbourne will be provided
  • Join us during this inspiring time of growth and transformation – career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging (reducing your taxes), onsite car parking, and close to public transport

The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) / NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us: [email protected]

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

To apply, please email your resume to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line, and mention that you saw this ad on Do Good Jobs. Thank you.

Job Category: Nursing. Job Type: Full-Time.
Closes August 19, 2022

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