Position Details

Reference Number 172057
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2) - 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
  • Combine a high quality career & a high quality of life in the Barwon region
  • Join our acute unit undergoing expansion with a new High Dependency Unit
  • Job security + flexibility + opportunities tailored to your professional goals

Barwon Health’s Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Services are rapidly expanding & seeking Registered Psychiatric Nurses to join our acute inpatient team. 

Our Swanston Centre is currently undergoing significant development, including a new High dependency unit, to better service our community and consumers.  Apply now to start building your mental health nursing career at a supportive and forward-looking service with a culture of curiosity.

About the 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

Barwon Health 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.

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.

About the role

You will provide high quality, best practice direct delivery of psychiatric treatment and care to consumers within the Swanston Centre. As part of our multidisciplinary team, you will deliver consumer focused care and provide assessment and planning to meet the needs of consumers and their family/carers.

Please note we will be contacting candidates for interview prior to closing of the advertisement.

About the culture

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.

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 harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will 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.

Please contact mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au with any queries in relation to this role or your application.

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: Previous experience in mental health
Desirable: Formal mental health qualification
Essential: Current drivers license
Essential: Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse
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.
Desirable: How did you find out about this positon / where did you see it advertised?
Contact Person Elizabeth Baxendale 
Contact Person Job Title Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Mental Health 
Contact Number 03 421 52529 
Closing Date 19/12/2021
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.