Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE)

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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1798966
Closing Date: 07-Jul-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse - HOPE.pdf (PDF, 143KB)

Contact: Mary- Anny Holley (Senior Clinician HOPE)
03 5561 9189 or

Position Details

About the role

Are you an experienced Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse looking to make a difference? South West Healthcare's Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) Program is inviting applications to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

As a Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse with the HOPE Program, you will play a crucial role in providing recovery-oriented and trauma-informed mental health care. You will conduct mental health assessments and treatments for consumers, families, and carers in the South West Mental Health catchment area.

The role delivers treatment and care to consumers engaged with the HOPE 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 works together with Wellways staff to provide and coordinate mental health care, along with conducting mental state examinations, psychosocial and community based assessments.

Position Overview

  • Permanent, part time 64 hours per fortnight
  • Warrnambool Campus
  • Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse Grade 3
  • Salary Range: $74,703 - $79,684 pro rata, plus superannuation

      While the position primarily operates during regular business hours, a portion of the work will also be required on weekends and public holidays.

What you bring

As an experienced Psychiatric 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.

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via AHPRA as an Enrolled Nurse is essential.

Please refer to the Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description for more information.

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. Learn more about SWH here.

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 7 July 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 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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