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Date: 18-Feb-2021

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

Psychiatric Nurse Consultant


Employment: Full Time - Ongoing

Salary: $114,400 per annum

Location: Parkville - Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital


The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.


With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.


The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au


The Role:

The Psychiatric Nurse Consultatn (PNC) provides educational leadership and guidance to enable the development of knowledge and skills in all nursing staff. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining state-of-the art child and adolescent mental health nursing knowledge within the Banksia and community nursing team, acts as a role model for staff (setting and clearly communicating expectations regarding nursing clinical standards and nursing behavioural expectations).


The PNC provides instruction, conducts small group discussions, and offers consultancy, supervision and evaluation for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate nurses within RCH (Banksia Ward, Mental Health, and the wider RCH nursing workforce). The Psychiatric Nurse Consultant coordinates and delivers education and training, supporting practical experience through the provision of the RCH nursing competency and capability framework and clinical supervision framework. In addition, the PNC will demonstrate excellent consumer care by supporting nurses in direct clinical care within a learning culture.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant clinical experience within an acute adolescent mental health care setting, assessment (including the use of semi-structured interviews and clinical measures), treatment and working with external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to model excellent nursing practice in outpatient, hospital-based and inpatient settings
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and evaluating education programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular in the areas of teamwork and change management
  • Experience supervising undergraduate students and/or nursing staff
  • Ability to lead, coordinate and evaluate clinical educational programs
  • Proven experience in small group teaching and group presentations
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to motivate, support and encourage staff to further develop clinical education, professional skills and a culture of ongoing learning
  • Demonstrated commitment to evidence based nursing practice and quality improvement
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Project or program management skills
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of legal obligations when working in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health context in Victoria


To view the Position Description, please click here.


If you think you possess the right skills and experience we encourage you to apply on our website now!

Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.


Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.


To learn more about our staff benefits please go to: https://www.rch.org.au/hr/recruitment_employment/Staff_benefits/ is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

For more information, contact Rachel Tolan (rachel.tolan@rch.org.au or 03 9345 409

Applications close 14 March 2021