2023 Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program (As per advertisement)

Job posted: 06/06/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Part time

Organisation: South West Healthcare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/1635814

Reference: VG/1635814

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

At SWH we pride ourselves on our values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and we are dedicated to serving our local community.SWH respects all individuals and promotes equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria’s Great South Coast.To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

Applications for South West Healthcare's 2023 Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program (GMHNP) are now open! We are excited to announce that in 2023 Graduates can apply for two different programs within the GMHNP within mental health. One of our programmes offer a 12 month placement within  in the Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit, allowing consolidation of the skills required within the acute inpatient setting.  We also offer a Combined mental health program, this offers 6 months within the Community Mental Health setting and 6 months within the Acute  Mental Health Inpatient Unit to develop a range of skills required in the area of mental health nursing  

About our 2023 GMHNP

We believe in providing a highly supportive environment for all Graduate Nurses that encourages professional development and excellence in nursing care.  Our aim is to provide structured clinical support during the transition from student to Registered Nurse, whilst encouraging self-directed learning.This 53 week program commencing from February 2023 offers the opportunity for you to consolidate and apply theoretical knowledge by developing skills in a variety of settings. All Graduate Nurses will be employed on a part time basis (64 hours per fortnight) to support work/life balance. There is the opportunity for graduates to complete a further year in the specialisation of mental health nursing on the successful completion of their graduate year.

The GMHNP allows graduates to consolidate their undergraduate learning and build effective evidence-based Mental Health nursing practice within a bio-psychosocial framework. Graduate Nurses will gain experience in a recovery based mental health framework where all staff work collaboratively to assist you to practice to your full potential.All our GMHNP positions are subject to the state-wide Computer Matching process, conducted by the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV). All public health Graduate Nurse positions are allocated in Victoria through this Computer Matching Service. To be eligible for our GMHNP you must have a current residential address within Victoria. Refer to PMCV guidelines and website for full details at www.pmcv.com.au

How to apply

All applicants must apply through both PMCV and South West Healthcare's website by following the links to Careers and Volunteers and must include:

  1. One page Cover Letter addressed to Catherine O'Keeffe (Psychiatric Nurse Consultant – Mental Health Services) indicating why you would like to undertake a Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program at South West Healthcare.
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume (maximum two pages), including one clinical placement referee and one non-clinical employment referee
  3. Copy of your academic transcript to date (including grading key)
  4. Copy of three most recent clinical placement assessments (including one mental health placement assessment).
  5. Copy of passport styled photograph of applicant

A position description can be found at our website under Careers.

Personal interviews will be conducted with shortlisted applicants the week of 15August 2022 in Warrnambool.

Applications will close on Friday 8 July 2022.

If you would like further information regarding either of these programmes please contact Catherine O'Keeffe – Psychiatric Nurse Consultant – phone 5564 6016 or email cokeeffe@swh.net.au

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with theVictorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020

2023 Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program (As per advertisement)

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

As per advertisement


Catherine O’Keeffe | (03) 5564 6016 or email cokeeffe@swh.net.au

2023 Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program (As per advertisement)