Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Mental Health Acute Inpatient Unit

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 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/1758324-2
Closing Date: 10-Mar-2024
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: Full-time and part-time positions
Attachments: Position Description - Registered Psychiatric Nurse Mental Health Acute Inpatient Unit.pdf (PDF, 143KB)


Contact: Olivia Walker (Nurse Unit Manager)
owalker@swh.net.au

Position Details

About the role

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

As an experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), this role will 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 maintain a high quality care environment by promoting and participating in quality improvement activities and initiatives.

Position overview

  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2
  • Salary Range: $67,527.20 - $95,378.40 pro rata, plus superannuation
  • We have permanent full-time and part-time positions available to support our dedicated workforce. Hours of duty are based on a 24/7 rostered shifts

These positions are 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 a motivated RPN ideally holding post graduate qualifications (or working towards), you will have demonstrated experience and skills in delivering a broad range of psychiatric care and services to patients in a mental health environment, whether in an inpatient or community setting. The successful candidate must hold current registration with AHPRA 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;
  • Regional mental health workforce incentive grant;
  • 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: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 10 March 2024. 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 2020-2024, 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

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au


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