Team Leader RPN4 (37560)

Reference Number: 37560:  Team Leader RPN4
Employment Type: On Going Full Time (FT)
Location: Northern Health (All Campuses)

About Northern Health:

As an organisation we have a clear focus on how we service and partner with our community, including our strategy of helping the community stay well when at home. Our reputation of community minded, inclusive and progressive is matched to none.

Northern Health is located in the rapidly growing northern suburbs with projected growth the biggest in the state. With a booming, culturally rich and diverse community, and less than an hour’s drive from the CBD, Melbourne’s North is fast becoming the place to be!

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Grade 4 Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join Broadmeadows Adult Inpatient Unit at Northern Health.

The Role: Team Leader – Broadmeadows Adult Inpatient Unit (BIPU)

The BIPU Team Leader position is responsible (but is not limited to) demonstrating:

  • Actively leading the clinical nursing input into service delivery whilst collaborating with the multidisciplinary team to co-ordinate clinical quality and risk, service performance and care standards within the Inpatient Unit.
  • When required to ‘Act-up’ into the BIPU Inpatient Manager’s role
  • Maintaining the roster portfolio and co-ordination and staff rostering including pay-lock.
  • Maintain accurate written and electronic documentation and records of progress of consumers, interventions and services provided to consumers, their families/carers. (incl CRAAM; Sexual Safety Assessment)
  • Provides mentorship and positive role modelling to staff through the maintenance of high standards of professional ethics and clinical competence.
  • Support the ANUM and Discharge Coordinator in bed access and coordination for BIPU and ensure consistent bed-flow management.
  • provision of supervision to staff as well as students within the relevant discipline, actively participating in the Nursing support model
  • Provides clinical support to the Lived Experience Workforce (Consumer & Carer Peer Support Workers)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Registration as a registered nurse under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or equivalent, or, Bachelor Degree in Nursing plus a Postgraduate qualification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.
  • Minimum five (5) years of post-registration experience working in variety of public acute mental health settings
  • Demonstrated significant problem-solving skills that may require considerable understanding and interpretation of facility and departmental policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide expert clinical consultancy and dissemination of key messages across a range of key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership within mental health with proven ability to mentor and develop the mental health nursing workforce within a coaching framework.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the recovery approach in mental health treatment and support, with a focus on working collaboratively with consumers and carers to promote self-determination and enable progress towards reaching consumers personal recovery goals.

Contact details: Tamara Cannan, Program Manager- (03) 8345 5531

Closing date: 02/06/23

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