Position Details

Reference Number 182073
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2)
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $70,000.00 to $90,000.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary
  • Opportunity to enhance your career at this specialised acute inpatient centre
  • Be part of a new service committed to transforming mental health care
  • Ongoing career opportunities tailored to your professional goals

About the facility

The new McKellar Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit was developed in considered response to the Royal Commission and commenced operations in September 2022. It is a contemporary designed facility with a co-designed model of care that is recovery oriented and trauma informed. This 16 bed unit provides specialised mental health care for older adults (50 years +), including those with complex mental health and general health co-morbidities, with onsite facilities for outpatient appointments.

About the Role

Your primary responsibility is to provide high quality, best practice direct delivery of psychiatric treatment and care to consumers (50+) as part of a multidisciplinary team which operates within a holistic recovery based model.

We are seeking registered psychiatric nurses with:

  • experience in the complexities of working in Acute Mental Health
  • a genuine interest in delivering recovery oriented, consumer centred delivery of care.
  • effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to function as a member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Please note applicants may be contacted for interview prior to closing date of advertisement.

What we offer

  • Located in northern Geelong, we offer an easier commute from the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, rather than travelling across the city
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to 24/7 employee wellness facility
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! (Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments / Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure)

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.

We are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. We also strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au) We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

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

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and influenza 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: Registered Nurse Division 1 with one of the following: postgraduate diploma in psychiatric/mental health nursing, completion of a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Essential: Basic principles and knowledge of the Mental Health Act (2022)
Contact Person Jodie Bryans 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0403 990 356 
Closing Date 02/01/2024
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.