Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1597196
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2022
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse - HOPE - WBSS.pdf (PDF, 225KB)

Contact: Olivia Walker

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare's (SWH) The Way Back Program is seeking applications from an experience Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse(s) to join their multidisciplinary team. The role provides recovery orientated and trauma informed mental health assessment and treatment to consumers, family and carers across the South West Mental Health catchment and surrounding regions.

The role involves delivering treatment and care to consumers engaged with the Way Back Program to help resolve or relieve emotional distress and participating in community consultation, awareness and psycho-education activities under the supervision of the manager. The team work together with Wellways Staff to provide and coordinate mental health care, along with conducting mental state examinations, psychosocial and community based assessments.

Permanent full time position(s) available.

What you bring

As an experienced Enrolled Nurse you will have demonstrated sound level of nursing skills, experience and skills in mental health clinical services and proven ability to work within a team multi-disciplinary model and the ability to work within safe practice principles.

Working as part of a collaborative and highly skilled team of professionals, excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential, and a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of Recovery Orientated practices and trauma informed care in relation to the role is a must.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 6 February 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, with the appropriate classification Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse Grade 3.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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