2020 Graduate Mental Health and Acute Nurse Program

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: South West - Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1402747
Closing Date: 19-Jul-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description Graduate Mental Health Nurse.pdf (PDF, 314KB)

Registered Nurse - Grade 2 Yr 1 Graduate 2019.pdf (PDF, 230KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details


This 2020 Graduate Nurse Program is a combination of Mental Health Nursing in South West Healthcare's Acute Inpatient Unit and General Acute Nursing within Warrnambool Base Hospital. Applications are now invited for the 2020 year.

All positions are subject to the state-wide Computer Matching process, conducted by the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV). All graduate nurse posts are allocated in Victoria through this Computer Matching Service. The rules for GNP eligibility and matching to all the Hospitals in Victoria are governed by PMCV in conjunction with the Victorian Government funding body, Department of Health and Human Services. To be eligible for GNP in Victoria you must be a graduate of a Victorian University and a Victorian permanent resident. Graduates of interstate Universities or full-fee paying Victoria graduates can still apply for a limited number of places. Refer to PMCV guidelines and website for full details www.pmcv.com.au

South West Healthcare's Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive integrated mental health service to a population of over 110,000 centred in Warrnambool, Camperdown, Portland and Hamilton. The region covers an area of approximately 26,000 square kilometres and within 5 local government areas. Components of the service include a 15-bed acute inpatient unit; a five-bed recovery focused residential service, 10-bed Prevention and Recovery Centre (PARC) facility and community based multidisciplinary teams for Children and Adolescents, Adults, Aged Persons, Primary Mental Health, Early Intervention and Dual Diagnosis.

Only three hours drive from Melbourne with a direct train service four times per day, there are excellent facilities for education from preschool to university level, and opportunities to participate in all areas of the creative arts and sport.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Diane Lignier (Psychiatric Nurse Consultant) on (03) 5561 9100 or email dlignier@swh.net.au

Application Information:

All applicants must apply through both PMCV and South West Healthcare's website, following the links to Careers and must include:

  1.          One page covering letter addressed to Diane Lignier (Psychiatric Nurse Consultant) indicating why you would like to undertake a Mental Health and Acute Graduate Nurse Program at South West Healthcare
  2.          Curriculum Vitae/Resume (maximum two pages), including two professional referees and one non-clinical referee
  3.         Copy of your academic transcript to date (including grading key)
  4.          Copy of three most recent clinical placement assessments (including one mental health placement assessment).
  5.         Copy of passport styled photograph of applicant


Personal interviews will be conducted with shortlisted candidates from Wednesday 14th August 2019 until Friday 16th August 2019 in Warrnambool.

Applications will close on Friday 19 July 2019.

Note: Upload is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.  If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: humanresources@swh.net.au Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.




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