Registered Mental Health Nurses treat and care for people with mental illness, disorder or dysfunction, or those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress or crisis, in hospitals, nursing homes and the community.
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.
- providing treatment, therapy, clinical support, continuing care, residential support and rehabilitation services in collaboration with other health care professionals and carers
- advising on structuring the client's environment to enable clients to lead normal, healthy, functioning lives
- conducting comprehensive and specific mental health assessments relevant to care and treatment of the client, and reporting and evaluating interventions and health care services provided
- administering, supervising and monitoring medications prescribed to the client, and initiating appropriate interventions as required