Consultation Liaison Psychiatry - Nurse Practitioner

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Nurse Practitioner - Consultation Liaison

Hours negotiable


We are seeking a highly skilled Nurse Practitioner for the position of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at The Melbourne Clinic. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person who is looking for a challenging and stimulating role.
Reporting to the Director of Nursing, your responsibilities will include:
  • The clinical assessment and treatment of patients who present with acute and chronic mental health disorders or behavioural disturbance
  • Provide psychiatric nursing consultation and liaison to Healthscope general medical and surgical hospitals including oncology and emergency departments
  • Strengthen the relationships between psychiatry and the acute medical/surgical units including the emergency departments
  • Promote excellent practice, collaboration and provision of sound clinical assessment, patient management and evaluation of care


    The Melbourne Clinic offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs that are tailored to meet the needs of people with a range of mental health conditions. Programs include The Living Well Program- general inpatients, the Professorial Mood Disorders Unit (associated with The University of Melbourne), Older Persons’ Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Unit,  Drug and Alcohol Detoxification  and Rehabilitation and the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit. A Community Outreach Program and a wide range of Day Programs are also available to support people in the community.


    We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment. We are committed to providing our staff with a structured induction and orientation and opportunities for ongoing training and professional development. We value individuality and embrace people with differing experiences, knowledge and skills with the intention of buiding a thriving, professional working environment that is both nurturing and safe.

    Knox Private Hospital is a 359 bed fully accredited acute private hospital located in Wantirna. The services provided include Emergency Services, Extensive Surgical Specialities, ICU/CCU, Cardiology, Medical, Maternity, Day Unit and a twenty four hour Cardiac Catheter Laboratory. The hospital has ten operating theatres which offer a broad range of specialities including, Cardiac, Neurology, Plastics, Orthopaedics, Urology, Laparoscopic, Colorectal, Vascular and General Surgery.

    Selection Criteria:
    • Current Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Agency (APHRA)
    • Endorsed as a Nurse practitioner by the NMBA
    • Completed Master of Nurse Practitioner qualification or equivalent which must include an approved Therapeutic Medication Module
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of psychiatric issues within the general hospital setting
    • Excellent communication, customer service and negotiation skills.
    • High Standard of computer literacy



    • Experience within the CL field




    Applications close: Friday 16th November 2018

    For further enquiries: Lisa Stokes, Director of Nursing, The Melbourne Clinic. (03) 9487 4741
    To Apply: Please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application form. Please include a cover letter and your CV along with the contact details of 2 professional referees.

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