Position Details

Reference Number 171880
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade3) - Hospital in the Home
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Swanston Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 224
Position Summary
  • Extend your clinical nursing & leaderships skills in this unique program
  • Tailor career pathways that suit your professional development goals 
  • Work the hours that work for you. Permanent FT& PT Roles available

Barwon Mental Health in the home (MHHITH) is expanding its operational bed numbers. We are seeking 5 x Registered Psychiatric Nursers (Grade 3) to join this emerging specialist service which provides a complimentary treatment option for those more suited to home base care that replicates the mental health interventions that a consumer would experience in a hospital setting.

You will join our tertiary level multidisciplinary mental health drug and alcohol team that works across a rotating roster to deliver this new model of acute mental health care to the Barwon community. We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients within the home environment.

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) Service

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

We are seeking dynamic, highly motivated senior clinicians to be part of our Mental Health Hospital in the Home Service. You will provide acute community mental health treatment for people in the acute phase of their mental illness and demonstrate leadership in both the day-day leading of shifts, and the ongoing development of the service.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A strong understanding of your own personal and professional values
  • Demonstrated acute mental health clinical experience in acute community and / or inpatient settings

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.

We pride ourselves in team work and flexibility, and encourage all interested Registered Psychiatric Nurses to apply for this position.

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, 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: Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Mental Health Nursing
Essential: Must hold a post graduate diploma in psychiatric/mental health nursing or to have completed a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program or a specialist post basic course of training which led to registration as a Division 3 Nurse
Desirable: 1. 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 offere
Essential: How did you find out about this positon / where did you see it advertised?
Contact Person Emily Fryman  
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0405 298 801  
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.