Clinical Nurse Educator Grade 4 - Community Mental Health

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 advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1645645
Closing Date: 11-Dec-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description Clinical Nurse Educator.pdf (PDF, 311KB)

Contact: Jodi Radley (Senior Mental Health Nurse)
email 03 55646003

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Mental Health Services Division provides best practice nursing care for consumers in a recovery oriented model through assessment and clinical planning, in an inpatient 24/7 and community outpatient setting. Collaboratively our service provision is supported by our Mental Health Community teams and the Prevention and Recovery Centre (PARC), providing excellence in care to the broader community in the South West region of Victoria. 

As an experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) the Clinical Nurse Educators work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to undertake a range of assessments and contribute to the clinical planning of individual care for each client. You will support the development and maintaining of a high quality care environment and promote and participate in quality improvement activities and initiatives.

Both full and part time applicants will be considered for this newly funded permanent position which is available for immediate commencement.

This position is eligible for an incentive payment for rent, childcare, relocation costs and more, as part of the new workforce and incentive grants program administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV). 

What you bring

As an experienced RPN with a minimum of 5 years' experience in Mental Health Nursing, this position offers an exciting opportunity to join MHS and contribute to the ongoing professional development of the mental health nursing workforce, assisting in developing a workforce to take SWH-MHS into the future. The successful applicant will require either a post graduate diploma in Mental Health Nursing or to have completed a Specialist Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing Program. Ability to contribute to mentoring, education, training and professional development programs for nursing staff and work collaboratively with other senior nurses and program managers is essential. Completion of, or a willingness to undertake   Certificate IV in workforce training is required.

Additional qualifications or experience in education and training are preferred by not essential.

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 legislation, regulation and contemporary practice is essential.

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;
  • Relocation support available.

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 to Jodi Radley – Senior Mental Health Nurse, by Sunday 11 December 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 2021-2024, with the appropriate classification Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4 $107,577.60 - $115,850.80 pro rata.

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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