Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Senior Mental Health Clinician - Camperdown VIC

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Camperdown Victoria is located only a 45 minutes’ drive from Warrnambool or less than a 2 and a half hour drive along the Princes Highway from Melbourne. Camperdown is a historically significant town in South West Victoria which is not only home to over 3000 residents but also famous lakes and craters, clocktower, elm-lined boulevard, historic buildings and friendly local community. The Camperdown Campus hospital comprises of a total 63 beds (25 acute, 36 aged care and 2 bed urgent care centre), birthing suites/midwifery services, palliative care services, one operating theatre, radiology and pathology services and district nursing services. Also within Camperdown is the South West Healthcare’s Manifold Place Community Health, David Newman Day Centre and the Camperdown Mental Health Service.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Camperdown - VIC
Reference: VG/1640011
Closing Date: 10-Jul-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Camperdown Senior Mental Health Clinician.pdf (PDF, 225KB)


Contact: Erin Fahey (Team Leader)
5593 6000 or email efahey@swh.net.au

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join the Camperdown Adult Mental Health Services as the Senior Clinician.

This role will work alongside the Team Leader and Psychiatrists in leading and coordinating the multi-disciplinary team to provide high quality integrated mental health services. Under direction they are responsible for the coordination of daily clinical practices including the distribution of work in an efficient and equitable manner.

This is a fixed term position until end of July 2023. Work up to full time hours, with part time applications also considered. Full time employment includes a monthly ADO. Please state your preferred hours in your cover letter. 

What you bring

The successful applicant will have previous experience in mental health assessment, risk assessment or related activities and comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and policy directions of psychiatric services. You must also hold appropriate qualifications and registration with relevant Board of Association.

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 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.

North of the Great Ocean road, Camperdown lies within the “Lakes and Craters” region of the Corangamite Shire. The idyllic rural community boasts a thriving agricultural industry and considered the gateway to the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail.  To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: https://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Great-Ocean-Road/Destinations/Camperdown

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 10 July 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 and the applicable classification Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4.

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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