Associate Nurse Manager – Oasis Unit – Monash Children’s Hospital Monash Health


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Our Journey 

The Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS) offers assessment and treatment for infants, children and adolescents from 0-18 years in the southern region. Offering inpatient and community treatment, individual, family and group based treatment; we work with people experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, school refusal, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation or psychosis. All our Inpatient Units are purpose built, with two facilities located within Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH).

The OASIS Child Neuropsychiatry Inpatient Unit is an 8 bed state of the art facility housed in MCH providing emergency and planned assessment admissions for children (under 13 years) with neuro development and psychiatric disturbance. The model of care is designed to admit the child with a parent / carer to provide greater opportunity for dyadic and family interventions to achieve better outcomes.

A Day in the Life

The Associate Nurse Manager (ANM) is a leadership role working closely with the Nurse Manager (NM).  You will utilise your clinical expertise to deliver exceptional care to children and their families/carers. Supported by the NM, the role will provide an opportunity for the development of management and leadership skills. 

The ANM will also work collaboratively with an expert multi-disciplinary team dedicated to improving child mental health and be part of centre of excellence with an integrated clinical and research program.  You will also:

  • Undertake a clinical caseload including duty, mental state and risk assessment and crisis management
  • Conduct comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation, transitions and evaluation of care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and in partnership with the patient and their family and carers
  • Ensure timely discharge planning and facilitate the consumer’s safe and effective transition from hospital to home by way of referral to appropriate health resources and services
  • Manage and be accountable for clinical and/or operational portfolios and projects
  • Assist with the development of others by providing professional clinical support and education to those around you and acting as a mentor

We have On-going Full & Part Time Opportunities available, working across a 24/7 rotating roster

About You

You are an experienced Registered Nurse with demonstrated clinical skills working with individuals who are in distress and face complex issues, and you have leadership experience as an In Charge or an Associate Nurse Manager.  You are ready to take the next step in a clinical leadership role, with the support and encouragement of a great leadership team and your passion lies in working with children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disturbance

You Are Also:

  • Committed to a leadership & mentoring role
  • Dedicated to safe, best practice & quality care
  • Enthusiastic to deliver patient centred care & a patient & family advocate
  • Compassionate to the needs of individuals and families 
  • Collaborative in your approach to working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Excited to be accountable for & manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

 What You Need:

  • Current AHPRA registration 
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (or completion of a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program or specialist post basic course of training which led to registration as a Division 3 Nurse.
  • Clinical Leadership/Management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in Mental Health care & knowledge of developmental disorders such as autism or intellectual disability
  • Willingness to take on a portfolio(s) contributing to ward quality improvements
  • Australian working rights

In return 

Working as an ANM in the OASIS Child Neuropsychiatry Inpatient Unit, you will play a pivotal role in creating an inpatient culture and model of care that delivers exceptional care to children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, and their families and carers.  You will be joining a Centre for Excellence with an integrated clinical and research program, and will be engaging with an expert multidisciplinary team with a passion for improving child mental health.

Monash Health is a great place to work

In 2022 Monash Health was nominated by LinkedIn as one of the top 25 organisations in Australia to grow your career. Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • free vaccinations
  • private health insurance at discounted rates
  • health imaging services
  • + more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.  More than 22,000 of us work

at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and our five ICare values:

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents.

Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.