Position Details

Reference Number 172390
Position Title Nurse Practitioner - Mental Health Hospital in the Home
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Swanston Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 48
Position Summary
  • Join a progressive & enthusiastic team in these newly created leadership roles
  • Work autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced & extended clinical role
  • Permanent part time – 48 hours per fortnight

Barwon Mental Health in the home (MHHITH) is expanding its operational bed numbers. We are seeking 2x Nurse Practitioners to join this emerging specialist service which provides a complimentary treatment option for those more suited to home based care that replicates the mental health interventions that a consumer would experience in a hospital setting. This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior registered psychiatric nurse to take on clinical and leadership role within a progressive service committed to both the ongoing development of our staff and to the delivery of high quality care to our consumers.

About our organisation

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers.  Our Mental Health Drugs & 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. Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive.

About Mental Health Hospital in the Home (MHHITH)

A new initiative coming out of the Royal Commission, the Barwon MHHITH is one of a limited number of HITH programs being established and evaluated across the state of Victoria. The aim is to provide timely and effective, intensive treatment and support for individuals aged 16 years and older with high acuity mental health and / or AOD needs, in their home environment. The service provides 9 adult and youth acute mental health bed-equivalent packages of care and operates 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

About the Role

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) – MH HITH will provide evidence based care in the setting of the consumer’s own environment; in consultation with MH HITH Consultant Psychiatrists and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

The NP has specific clinical responsibilities for clinical practice within scope in relation to consumer admissions to MH HITH. Additionally, they have a clinical leadership role in the program, leading the clinical team in providing evidence based care and assisting with the development of all clinical team members.

You will be educated and authorised to function autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role within your scope of practise, providing innovative and flexible health solutions. There is also the opportunity to influence and progress evidence based clinical practises and procedures as a clinical leader.

These roles will be rostered to cover the MH HITH program 7 days per week between the hours of 07.00 – 21.30hrs, focusing on evenings and weekend shifts to enhance clinical leadership outside of business hours.

About the culture

This is a new service within the established Mental Health Acute Intervention Services team. We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive, respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community.

What we offer

  • Relocation Package & assistance available for suitable interstate candidates
  • Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD, we also offer an easier commute from the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, rather than travelling across the city
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 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. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, 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 via email at mentalhealth.recruitment @barwonhealth.org.au.

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: Authorised to practice as a Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) together with demonstrated ability to meet the ANMC competencies for the Registered Nurse.
Essential: Demonstrated advanced competency for Nurse Practitioner in Mental Health and / or Alcohol and Other Drugs
Essential: Current Victorian Divers Licence
Desirable: 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.
Essential: How did you find out about this position / where did you see it advertised?
Contact Person Emily Fryman 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0405 298 801 
Closing Date 19/12/2021
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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.