Position Details


Reference Number 170911
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2)
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Casual
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location University Hospital Geelong, Swanston Centre, Community Rehab Facility
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary
  • Utilise your expertise to deliver best care using holistic principles
  • Build your career at a service invested in your long term development
  • Multiple opportunities available - work the hours that work for you!

About the organisation

Barwon health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West region. It is one of Victoria’s largest regional health service with one of the busiest hospitals in the state, University Hospital. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 28 key locations throughout the region.

Geelong Region

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne!

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

About the facilities

Swanston Centre

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.

Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that value client centeredness, holistic care, accessibility, family inclusiveness, best practice, and ongoing professional development. We are fortunate to enjoy excellent internal relationships within our wide range of clinical programs. We have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC)

Our subacute PARC program offers an 8 bed residential program, day program and outreach support in partnership with ERMHA for up to 28 days. PARC offers a step up/step down program where consumers are invited to engage in a therapeutic program along with a tailored care plan responding to their areas of support need.

Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF) is a residential 12 bed program offering psychosocial support for consumer for a longer length of stay with a focus on sustainable strategy to manage mental health experiences, therapeutic programs and one to one support and care plan tailored to the consumer's needs.

About the role 

As the successful candidate you will provide high quality, best practice direct delivery of psychiatric treatment and care to consumers within the Swanston Centre or Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF) / Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) programs; as part of a multidisciplinary team guided by holistic recovery based principles. Your mission should you choose to accept it:

  • To provide best practice, high quality, consumer focused care that meets best practice standards
  • To strive to continuously update and develop skills in a timely manner
  • Ensure a multidisciplinary approach

Apply today to grow with us!

About the culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated team who take pride in providing high quality service. Barwon Health provides a supportive environment that encourages professional growth and education in our specialist areas. Swanston Centre and PARC are enthusiastic, energetic and focused teams who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. Our teams are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development pathways, access to education and dedicated educators in the Swanston Centre
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • 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.

At Barwon Health 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 at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

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

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Application Process

Please ensure you attach your cover letter, resume and the Central Resource Unit Candidate Application Form.

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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: Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse
Essential: Current Drivers license
Desirable: Formal mental health qualification
Desirable: Previous experience in mental health
Contact Person Marianne Cerepinko 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 2500 
Alternate Contact Person Fran Ducardus 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 8101 
Closing Date 21/06/2021
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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.