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Organisation : Orygen

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 14 Feb, 2021

About the role

  • A great opportunity to join a leader in youth mental health
  • Purposeful work and make a real difference
  • 6 FTE part time, 12 months fixed term with opportunity for further employment
  • Generous NFP salary packaging and flexible work/life balance arrangements
  • Participate in Orygen’s climate action group, parents/carers Hub, LGBTIQA+ network and wellbeing and fundraising events

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse (AHPRA registered) to work within a multidisciplinary team within Orygen’s new Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) clinical services for young people with depression. You will be well supported to ensure your career at Orygen is both fulfilling and rewarding without compromising on your life goals.

If you have a passion for the field of youth mental health and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and their families and share Orygen’s values of respect, accountability, teamwork, excellence and innovation, then we would love you to apply for our TMS Practice Nurse role! 

The role and your impact

The TMS Practice Nurse will be working alongside a multidisciplinary team to deliver treatments in an innovative clinical service and clinical trial. They will also be responsible for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of clinical patients, and will be required to liaise with doctors at Orygen, headspace and the community to ensure that optimal clinical care is provided for all young people under their care.

This position is primarily responsible for the administration of TMS treatments, the collection of information from clinic patients/clinical trial participants according to protocols, and associated administrative tasks, including the following:

  • Work under the direction of the Head of Mood and Anxiety Research to promote, deliver and evaluate a TMS service and clinical trial
  • Facilitate the provision of information relating to TMS & TMS Clinical Trial to individuals, families/carers and other organisations seeking guidance and support
  • Provide TMS treatment to young people under the supervision of the treating psychiatrist and/or trial principle investigator according to each patient’s/trial participant’s treatment plan
  • Assist in the development of TMS treatment plans
  • Schedule appointments for psychiatric assessments and reviews, other pretreatment assessment appointments and all treatment appointments in accordance with TMS treatment plan
  • To remain up to date in developments relating to TMS in particular any safety issues
  • Liaise with referring clinicians, prospective patients and their families or carers as necessary, providing information and education as necessary
  • Determine the presence of side effects, and notify supervisor(s)
  • Ensure that high quality standards are achieved by implementing and maintaining audit tools and records, that relevant equipment is maintained, and that supplies are ordered and stored appropriately
  • Register patients as required and establish and maintain accurate and timely electronic medical records
  • Undertake emergency procedure training at intervals required by OYH and to report safety issues
  • Work within the bounds of relevant legislation/regulations (e.g., privacy, OH&S) and relevant professional codes of conduct

Benefits

Depending on your skills and experience, a salary of $80,000 – $95,000 p.a. is offered plus superannuation, access to generous NFP salary packaging, flexible work/life balance benefits, great supportive team, purposeful work that makes a real difference to lives of young people and their families and carers and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health.

About you

To be successful in this role, the key selection criteria are as follows:

  • Qualified Registered Nurse, Division 1 (unrestricted) and registered with AHPRA
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team including research and administrative staff, and referring doctors and care teams, including capacity to work collaboratively with young people, parents, and carer;
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in relation to conducting assessments and determining a young people’s suitability for ongoing treatment and/or participation in a clinical trial
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities, monitor work flows and develop best practice work standards
  • Competence regarding information technology, software packages and willingness to be trained and implement data collection and clinical record software

To learn more about this opportunity, please go to www.orygen.org.au/About/Work-with-Us to view the Position Description or contact David Elliot at david.elliot@orygen.org.au for a confidential discussion.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on this outcome. Orygen is leading and redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care. Find out more on our website.

Orygen clinical services include five headspace centres, a primary care clinic in Parkville, and the Orygen Specialist Tertiary Services. The TMS research and clinical program is funded under an Innovation Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.

How to apply

Position Description : Orygen - PD - TMS Practice Nurse

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: TMS Practice Nurse via Pro Bono Australia.


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