Position Details
Reference Number 162797
Position Title Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Grade 2) - PARC/CRF
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Barwon Health only
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location Community Rehab Facility
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 64
Position Summary
  • Work within a recovery oriented program partnering with consumers in developing autonomy and effective strategies and skills in managing their personal experiences of mental distress. 
  • Be part of a dynamic service that continues to seek opportunities for growth in service delivery and staff development
  • Join a supportive team environment whilst also developing community connections

About the facility 

The Barwon Health Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service (MHDAS) provides assessment and treatment to consumers with serious mental health issues living in the Geelong region. Both CRF and PARC work within a recovery framework as a best practice model, and aspire to the care delivered to the consumer being of the highest standard.

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.

Our service is 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 terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

MHDAS 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.  

About the role 

Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services 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 program; offered as either residential, day program or outreach support.

Duties of the Psychiatric Registered Nurse include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging in family inclusive practice and facilitate readjustment to family life, supporting families to be equipped with strategies to minimise the negative impact of a person’s experiences of distress on the family/social unit
  • Ensuring consumers and carers are provided with adequate information about their treatment and treatment options at an appropriate time and in a manner that ensures they are able to best understand the material
  • Identifying own and service training needs in collaboration with line manager

About the culture

Be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated organisation that takes pride in providing high quality service. Everything we do centres all our services on the patient and is guided by our driving values: Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Accountability and Innovation

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?
Contact Person Peter Kallasmae 
Contact Person Job Title Acting Nurse Unit Manager 
Contact Number 0431 861 640 
Closing Date 22/09/2020
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.