Registered Nurse - Transition to 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: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1689520
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Transition to Mental Health 2022.pdf (PDF, 463KB)

Contact: Jodi Radley (Senior Mental Health Nurse)
(03) 5564 6003 or email

Position Details

About the role

Exciting opportunities exist for Registered Nurses to obtain a 12 month supernumerary role within Mental Health Services, with placements offered both within the Community and Acute Inpatient settings. 

South West Healthcare (SWH) will be conducting this innovative programme that allows registered nurses the opportunity to undertake a fully supported role within Mental Health services.  The successful applicant will receive placements within the Community setting, including specialty services, and the Mental Health Acute Inpatient Unit (MHAIU) where they will develop a sound understanding of a range of assessments, and the provision of therapeutic interventions, with a focus on recovery, trauma informed care and family inclusiveness.  To further support these roles, there will also be additional training, education and clinical supervision to support the development of specialist skills that are utilise within Mental Health. 

Mental Health Services Division is excited to advertise these positions aimed at promoting and developing a broad range of clinical skills for Registered Nurses.  These skills are transferrable to a range of areas and will promote the provision of high quality care. The role will be supernumerary and will function collaboratively as members of the multidisciplinary team.

This is a fixed term part time (64 hours per fortnight) positon until February 2024 with opportunities for the suitable applicant to apply for positions in Mental Health thereafter. 

What you bring

The successful applicants will demonstrate competency in clinical practice and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, while providing high quality nursing care to clients. 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 a must. Applicants will hold current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse.

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 29 January 2023. 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 2.

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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