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Mental Health Nurse - Credentialed


About Inspiro

We are a local, not-for-profit community health service, who has been caring for people in the Yarra Ranges for over 26 years. ‘Inspiring healthier lives’ is our vision and drives the way we provide friendly, client centred allied health, counselling, dental and health promotion services to our local community.

Inspiro exists to inspire healthier lives; we are committed to enhancing and improving the health and wellbeing of people within our local communities and we do this for residents in the Yarra Ranges, through responsive, affordable, accessible and high-quality health care.

Inspiro is partnering with Access Health & Community, Carrington Health and Oonah Belonging Place to deliver the Outer East Mental Health Stepped Care Program funded by Eastern Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network (EMPHN). Our team deliver mental health care and support in the Inner and Outer East catchment as part of a community-based mental health service.

To learn more about Inspiro see our website https://www.inspiro.org.au and meet some of our team members in our video Annual Report below.

About the role

Do you connect with our values of friendly, client centred and local? Would you like to work in a collaborative team culture where you are valued, appreciated and supported?

We have a great opportunity for a credentialed Mental Health Nurse part-time (up to 4 days per week - 0.8 FTE), to join our team and provide mental health nursing and clinical care coordination to consumers with complex needs in, in the Yarra Ranges community.

We offer a hybrid workplace, working from home and/or at our Lilydale or Belgrave site. This is a fixed term contract until December 2022, after which time the program will be reviewed.

The Credentialed Mental Health Nurse will work as a part of the multidisciplinary team using the clinical staging model to assess and deliver mental health treatment to consumers. A key component of the role is the assessment and management of clinical risk for consumers living in the community with moderate to severe mental health needs.

In the role you will:

  • Undertake comprehensive assessment of consumers which includes mental health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), psychosocial, functional, and physical assessment domains
  • Use the clinical staging model in assessment and development of treatment plans
  • Work collaboratively with consumers, family/carers and other health professionals to develop and implement Collaborative Care Plans
  • Undertake initial and ongoing risk assessments of consumers and develop risk management plans (including the provision of Quick Response Suicide Prevention Services under Stepped Care)
  • Provide one-on-one clinical nursing services for consumers with moderate to complex mental health needs to address recovery-oriented goals in line with the Collaborative Care Plan
  • Monitor and support the consumer’s safe and appropriate use of medications
  • Provide clinical care coordination for consumers engaged with multiple services, including GPs
  • Provide services in both face-to-face and telehealth modalities, including community outreach support
  • Co-facilitate group-based programs where required
  • Coordinate and participate in shared care with internal and external services, including attendance at care team meetings, case coordination and clinical reviews
  • Work within the scope of practice defined for the role and as agreed with line manager

Why work at Inspiro?

  • Attractive remuneration - Generous salary and benefits, including NFP salary packaging, meal and entertainment and novated lease
  • Great team culture - We have a flexible, family-friendly and outcome-focused culture
  • Professional development - We understand the importance of developing our workforce and as such provide opportunities for our staff to grow
  • Support - through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Onsite car parking and close to Lilydale (and Belgrave) train stations and/or
  • Working from Home - hybrid workplace to offer flexibility and support to employees.

Why the Yarra Ranges

The Yarra Ranges – all the benefits of a tree change with the convenience of being close to the city. With its open spaces, opportunities for adventure, vibrant entertainment options and the choice of exceptional schools, the Yarra Ranges should be considered by those serious about combining a meaningful career with an enjoyable lifestyle.

Here’s where you’ll find a supportive community, a multitude of sporting choices and some of the very best restaurants and wineries in the state if that is more your thing. Definitely worth leaving the city commute and cramped housing behind, it might be time to think about how a career move to the beautiful Yarra Ranges might work for you.

About you!

We are looking for a friendly, caring, credentialed Mental Health Nurse, who has excellent communication skills and thrives in a busy, team environment and has experience working in mental health.

  • Approved tertiary qualification in Mental Health Nursing
  • Current and ongoing registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a mental health nurse
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical risk assessment and management, including assessing mental state and clinical risk management across multiple domains
  • Experience working within the primary care and primary mental health sectors

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as undertake a current Police Record Check and hold an Employee Working with Children Check. Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. Inspiro may request additional background checks subject to current legislation.

To Apply

We would love to know why you would like to come work with Inspiro and what you can bring to this role.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for please apply today by clicking "Apply Now".

We are keen to get this role recruited to ASAP and so will be shortlisting for interview as soon as applications are received. Respectfully, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Inspiro values diversity and encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where individual differences and intersecting identities are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, from culturally linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people living with disability.

If you have any enquiries please contact the HR team employment@inspiro.org.au using the subject line: Mental Health Nurse - Credentialed enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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