Position Details

Reference Number 171956
Position Title Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse - Acute
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Swanston Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary

Join Barwon Health’s Mental Health Drug and Alcohol services as a Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse and take your career to new heights. With an unprecedented amount of growth, including a new high dependency unit in our Swanston Centre Acute mental health facility, there has never been a better time to join our Organisation. If you would like to be part of a positive workplace culture that pride itself on a community centred approach in a contemporary mental health service – apply now!

  • Make a positive change for your lifestyle & build your career in a thriving service
  • Join a supportive team that enables you to develop in your career
  • Multiple Opportunities for experienced and early career psychiatric nurses at our Acute Unit

About the organisation

Barwon Health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West Region. It is Victoria's largest regional health service with one of the busiest hospitals in the state. We serve over 500,000 people through the effort of over 8,000 staff and more than 1000 volunteers.

Our Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Service is entering a new phase of co-design of our service system with people who access our services and our wider community. This will build on our nationally recognized unique cultural approach to the challenges of recovery oriented service delivery to redesign our service system.

We provide integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and drug & alcohol issues, and their families. Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive.

About the facility

The Swanston Centre is a 32 bed acute psychiatric admission unit providing recovery orientated care delivery for people aged 16 and over, experiencing the effects of major mental illness/distress.

 We are fortunate to enjoy excellent internal relationships within our wide range of clinical programs and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients. The newly establish high dependency unit is opening in early December and now is great chance to be involved in this change that will better serve our community and consumers. 

About the role                                                                                                                                                         

As the Enrolled Nurse, your duties will include but are not limited to:                     

  • Providing high quality, best practice direct delivery of psychiatric treatment and care to consumers
  • Being part of the multidisciplinary team operating from a Recovery Orientated perspective.
  • Demonstrating respect for individual’s values, customs and spiritual beliefs to ensure patient care is effective and culturally appropriate

The role is responsible for the delivery of best practice, evidence based treatment to people with emerging or established mental health difficulties. PENs will work under the supervision of the Registered Psychiatric Nurse and team leader.

What we offer

  • Relocation package available if necessary for all suitable candidates
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development pathways, access to education and dedicated educators in the Swanston Centre
  • Doorstep to the beautiful Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Mental Health Recruitment team via email at mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.


Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Elizabeth Baxendale 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0427 731 565 
Closing Date 07/11/2021
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.