Position Details
Reference Number 162784
Position Title Registered Nurse (Grade 2) - Transition to Mental Health Nursing Program
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location Multiple Locations
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 192
Position Summary
  • A 12 month learning position in the Swanston Centre Adult Inpatient Unit as a Registered Nurse with a 3-4 month rotation working as a supported case manager at the Aged Persons Community Mental Health Service.
  • Support from the Graduate/Post Graduate/TTMHNP program to assist you with clinical and academic tasks which lead to recognition of prior learning into a Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing (post grad)
  • Work in a recovery oriented service 

About the facility 

Barwon Health's Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services are internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive.

We are fortunate to enjoy excellent internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients. If you’re passionate about working in a consumer-focused and recovery-oriented service and want to be challenged to be your best our MHDAS is for you. Working within Barwon Health MHDAS you will gain satisfaction from the positive difference that our programs make to members of our community.

Swanston Centre

The Swanston Centre Acute Unit located only minutes to the CBD of Geelong and our vibrant waterfront 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. 

Aged Psychiatric Community Service (3-4 month rotation)

This service is for people over 65 years with existing complex mental illness, those who develop a mental illness later in life and those who have severe behavioural problems associated with dementia.

Services include assessment and intervention, case management, outreach and secondary consultation. Those who require additional services to avoid a potential hospital admission may, after discussion with the client and family, be offered an intensive community treatment program.

About the role 

Considering a career in mental health nursing? Working as a registered nurse or had 2 years or more experience as a Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse and recently completed your Div 1? Come and join our program! We are seeking registered nurses who have a passion for working with people with a lived experience of mental illness and their loved ones to join our annual intake of applicants to the Transition to Mental Health Nursing Program (TTMHNP).

Transition to the Mental Health Program Nurses (TTMHPNs) are employed in a 12 month capacity within the Swanston Centre Inpatient Unit, complete a 3-4 month rotation at the community Aged psychiatry service and join a study program with the MHDAS Education team. TTMHPNs participate in multiple study days with the Graduate Group and complete academic tasks to compliment their learning and professional development. Successful completion of the program affords graduates to receive recognition for prior learning into a (Post) Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing. 

About the culture

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. You will work with an innovative multidisciplinary team who maintain extensive knowledge and experience and provide the highest quality patient centred care.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

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 Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@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.

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: Have you practised as a Registered Nurse for longer than 12 months or practised as a Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse for 2 years or more and have currently completed a Div 1 undergraduate qualification?
Essential: Are you aware that by applying for this position you will expected to undertake both clinical and academic tasks to assist with your learning?
Essential: Have you uploaded a 250 word statement (as well as a cover letter) outlining why you are choosing to transition to working in a mental health setting and how your general nursing skills will compliment this role?
Contact Person Jodie Johnston 
Contact Person Job Title Graduate/Post Graduate/TTMHNP Coordinator 
Contact Number 041 489 1805 
Contact Email jodiej@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Emily Fryman 
Alternate Contact Number 0417 357 223. 
Closing Date 07/10/2020
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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.