Registered Nurse - Transition to Mental Health Nursing

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.ᅠ
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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/1799184
Closing Date: 20-Jun-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Registered Nurse Transition to Mental Health.pdf (PDF, 146KB)

Contact: Jodi Radley, Director of Nursing 03 5564 6003

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 again 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. 

The positions are (64 hours per fortnight) fixed term for 12 months, with opportunities for the suitable applicant to apply for permanent 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.

 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 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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