Registered Nurse Post Graduate Acute Inpatient Unit Mental Health

An exciting opportunity exists for a Graduate Registered Nurse to extend their clinical knowledge and skills in the specialty area of mental health nursing.
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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/1799283
Closing Date: 07-Jul-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - PG MHAIU 2024.pdf (PDF, 149KB)

Contact: Olivia Walker – Nurse Unit Manger
03 5563 1232 or email

Position Details

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Graduate Registered Nurse to extend their clinical knowledge and skills in the specialty area of mental health nursing. The post graduate program extends for a 12-month period and is a part time (64 hours per fortnight) supernumerary position which is supported by an experienced cohort of Registered Mental Health Nurses. In addition to this, there will be the provision of regular Professional Development and Clinical Supervision to ensure development of specialist skills that are utilised in mental health nursing. 

This position will help develop skills in delivering a broad range of mental health care and services to consumers within a mental health environment.

 What you bring

  • Working as part of a collaborative and highly skilled team of professionals, excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential.
  • Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the relevant legislation and contemporary frameworks are required; with a sound understanding of recovery orientated practices.
  • Enrolment in, or a desire to complete post graduate studies in Specialist Mental Health Nursing is preferred.

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 of Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2.

Salary range: $71,333 - $95,378 per annum 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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