Position Details
Reference Number 28758
Position Title Nurse Coordinator - Mental Health Research
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Royal Childrens Hospital only
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Nurse Coordinator - Mental Health Research 

  • Part Time 0.2 EFT
  • Fixed Term 6 month role
  • Grade 3

The Hospital:


The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 4500, 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/


The Role:

Our Banksia Ward is a 16 bed adolescent inpatient ward that delivers mental health care to consumers aged 12 to 18 years of age. The Banksia Ward strives to deliver excellent, evidence based mental health care in the least restrictive environment. This includes delivering timely care, with a focus on building family and community supports that aid a safe and timely discharge for the young person.


We currently have an exciting new nursing role available for a Nurse Coordinator to join the Banksia Ward. In this role you will support a team working on a clinical quality improvement research project on the Banksia Ward that is targeted at young people with histories of suicide, self- harm and aggression. The aim of this project is to test the clinical usefulness of two interventions that target the young people and the parents respectively. The research team comprises of the Project Leader who will conduct the Parent Psycho Education intervention and a part time Psychologist Research Assistant (RA).


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • High level knowledge in clinical mental health assessments and risk assessments in adolescents, use of Victoria’s Mental Health Act, verbal de-escalation and conflict resolution, and a good understanding of pharmacotherapy utilised in emergency mental health clinical situations.
  • Post graduate certificate in mental health nursing
  • Current Registration with AHPRA Nursing Board of Australia.

For further information about the role please read the position description attached. If you’d like to know more about the ward and the care that Banksia care provides, go to: http://www.rch.org.au/banksia/


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


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all members of the LGBTQI community.

Join our dedicated and skilled team - apply now!

Contact Person Emma Barker
Contact Number 93459600
Contact Email emma.barker@rch.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Chidambaram Prakash
Alternate Contact Number 93459600
Alternate Contact Email chidambaram.praksh@rch.org.au
Closing Date 18/03/2018
Position Description PD NURSE RA Treat SAD.doc