Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Full Time

Ballarat Health Services

Ballarat Health Services

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Secure Extended Care Unit – Mental Health Services

Permanent Full Time

80 hours per fortnight with monthly ADO

Ballarat Health Services – Mental Health services is a dynamic Area Mental Health Service striving to provide the highest standards of treatment for the community while maintaining a commitment to a continuously improving clinical environment.

Applications are invited for Division 1 Nurses to work within the Secure Extended Care Unit team in a permanent full time position.

The Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU) is a 12 bed facility located at Ballarat Health Services.  SECU provides specialists inpatient care & treatment for people experiencing ongoing severe symptoms of mental illness & associated behavioural disturbances.  This is done in a slow stream rehabilitation model to aid the transition to ongoing community care within the broader public mental health system. The unit accommodates a gender sensitive profile & services the AMHS of Grampians, Barwon & Glenelg (south western).

Successful applicants will be provided with the opportunity to develop discipline-specific skills in a recovery focused environment where a client-centred, family-focused approach is emphasised.

Qualified applicants with knowledge in individualised evidence based therapeutic interventions would be desirable with the required supervision provided to the successful applicant.

If you feel that you are suited to this exciting opportunity, applications can be made on the Ballarat Health Services website via the e-recruit portal. If you have any further enquiries please contact Janice Rouhan on 5320 3030 or Louise Moore on 5320 6723.

Applicants must also have a current working with children’s check.

All applications must be submitted online. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check and immunisation clearance.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people