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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Date: 22-Jan-2023

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.


Are you a Registered Nurse specialising in Mental Health, seeking a rewarding career and who enjoys working with young people, families, and a multi-disciplinary team to achieve remarkable outcomes?


The RCH is looking for qualified Registered Nurses specialising in Mental Health to join our established team, on our specialised inpatient ward in full time and part time positions. We are looking for likeminded professionals, who are dedicated and caring clinicians. The role will be supported by extensive training and mentoring within a team orientated environment.

  • Salary: $69,253.60 - $92,601.60 per annum (pro-rata) plus superannuation


This is a rewarding role which will see you involved with all aspects of mental health, including assessments, treatment, and delivery of great care. Watch our Mental Health careers video here.

For more information about our Mental Health career pathway click here.


Banksia Ward:

Banksia - Mental Health Ward is a 16-bed inpatient unit where young people aged 13 to 18 years are assessed and treated for a range of mental and psychological disorders. The Ward provides the least restrictive environment possible while remaining compatible with the needs and safety of young people and staff. We provide a structured program, underpinned by a trauma informed and supportive team. Banksia Ward uses a multi-disciplinary approach to assess and treat young people admitted to the Ward. The team is comprised of consultant psychiatrists, registered nurses with mental health qualifications, a psychologist, social worker, psychiatry registrar and teachers with special education qualifications.


The Role:

  • Full Time & Part Time (.8FTE) ongoing positions available
  • Work with a leading provider of mental halth care to young people in Victoria
  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging and onsite parking


As a Registered Mental Health Nurse your responsibilities will include:

  • Fulfill duty of care while understanding and practicing within own scope of practice in accordance with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines
  • Integrate mental health nursing and health care knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide safe, recovery focused and effective care to young people and their families
  • Use a range of clinical measures and semi-structured assessment techniques to collect relevant and accurate data
  • Ability to establish, maintain and appropriately conclude therapeutic relationships
  • Prioritises workload based on the individuals/milieu needs, acuity, and optimal time for intervention


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Post graduate qualifications in mental health (preferred)
  • A working knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and Recovery Models
  • Current Registration with AHPRA
  • A demonstrated interest in the field of mental health
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and autonomously as required.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and environment

To view the position description click here


For further information about this role please contact Adam Blake, NUM Banksia Ph:03 9345 9608


Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities, surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 15 February 2023