Position Details


Reference Number 157953
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2)
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location Community Rehab Facility
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 32
Position Summary
  • Grow and develop your talents and capabilities within a supportive supervision structure and professional development opportunities
  • Enjoy a meaningful work life within Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services
  • Enhance your career with Victoria’s leading regional health care service

About the facility 

Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and drug & alcohol issues, and their families.

About the role 

The Barwon Health MHDAS provides assessment and treatment to consumers with serious mental health issues living in the Geelong region. The Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF) provides an extended residential service, while the co-located Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) service offers a step up and step down service; offered as either residential, day program or outreach support. Both aspects of the service work within a recovery framework as a best practice model, and aspire to the care delivered to the consumer being of the highest standard. The Incumbent will act as Shift Manager at the CRF/PARC and deputise for the Unit Manager. 

Applicants without the post graduate mental health component are encouraged to apply, however would only be considered if prepared to undertake and successfully complete recognised training within two years of commencement date for the position to remain ongoing.

If making a difference in someone’s life inspires you and you are ready to take the next step in your career, you may be just the person we are looking for.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Centrally located at University Hospital, only minutes from the vibrant waterfront
  • Our Commitment to Child Safety
  • Be our future Barwon Health Strategic Plan
  • Aboriginal Employment Plan

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Other information         

  • 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.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
Selection Criteria Desirable: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Desirable: 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 Div. 1 (with Postgraduate Diploma in psychiatric/mental health nursing or completion of a specialist undergraduate nursing program or a specialist post basic course of training leading to previous registration as a Division 3 nurse)
Essential: Current registration with AHPRA and demonstrates compliance with AHPRA's registration standards
Essential: Current Victorian Driver's License
Desirable: Previous experience in mental health nursing
Desirable: Sound knowledge of current psychiatric principles and practices
Desirable: Thorough knowledge of the objectives and provision of the Mental Health Act (2014) and its amendments.
Contact Person Maddison Adams 
Contact Person Job Title Acting Nurse Unit Manager 
Contact Number (03) 4215 8102 
Contact Email madams@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 28/11/2018
Position Description
File name 
Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2) PD 157953.pdf Open
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.