2023 RN Mental Health Graduate Program

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

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 53192

Reference: 53192

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Applications are now open to candidates anticipating initial registration as a Registered Nurse in 2023 to join our Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program at Monash Health.

The graduate nurse program offers:

  • A two year structured program to consolidate your skills;

  • Offering four six-month rotations with an extensive range of clinical areas;

  • Outstanding training and development provided;

  • Contract role, part-time hours (0.84 EFT; 64hours per fortnight) or full time (1.0 EFT; 76hours per fortnight)

About Us:

Monash Health is uniquely positioned to integrate primary, secondary and tertiary health services, supported by world-renowned research and teaching facilities under the one umbrella. We provide access to public health care services available to over 1.3 million people, representing 32% of the population of greater Melbourne. Monash Health is committed to delivering high quality patient centred care to fulfil our vision of “Exceptional Care, Outstanding Outcomes”.

More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit

About the Role

As a Grade 2 Registered Nurse, you will participate in a structured two year program designed to consolidate, expand your experience as a beginning practitioner and grow your career. Key elements of the Program include:

  • Rotations across a range of sites including Clayton, Dandenong, Casey, Kingston, Moorabbin and Doveton to expose you to a variety of clinical and operational settings;

  • Enrolment in the Masters of Nursing (Monash University) in your second year (Post Graduate year)

  • Paid study days to support your educational development;

  • Access to Mental Health Nursing Professional Supervision;

  • Free employee assistance program;

  • Salary Packaging;

  • Onsite parking, gym and fitness centre; 

  • Access to a wide range of education and training opportunities across Monash Health.

This Program commences with an intensive Mental Health Program orientation on 23rd January 2023.

Why Choose Us

Graduate Nurses who have participated in our recent programs tell us that we provide a variety of clinical experiences, working alongside an innovative, collaborative team to help support you for success. Our status as Victoria’s largest public healthcare provider positions us uniquely to offer you the ability to access a wide range of opportunities and experiences as your skills and career progress.

How to Apply

  • All applicants must register with PMCV Computer Matching service http://www.pmcv.com.au/;

  • Submit your application via the careers page on the Monash Health website: https://monashhealth.mercury.com.au/ (use APPLY NOW at the bottom of this advertisement)

You Must

The following documents need to be uploaded:

  1. A cover letter

  2. Monash Health Graduate Program Curriculum Vitae (CV) template

  3. Academic transcript / Other

  • Please articulate what has contributed to your decision to apply for the Mental Health Program Graduate Program and become a Mental Health Nurse

  • Individual resumes are not required. Please complete the 2023 Mental Health Graduate Program Digital Application Template. Link:  https://forms.office.com/r/9t9zWGdpwT

  • You will need to complete, save and upload a copy of this template under the 'Resume' field when you submit your application documents

  • In the clinical referee section of the digital application form please provide details of two primary and two secondary clinical references (one from a Mental Health placement) who can describe your nursing practice. The referee should be someone who has worked directly with you during a clinical placement, (i.e.) Clinical Nurse Educator, preceptor. Please ensure that you have a current email address for each referee

  • Transcripts must be certified and your most recent one

  • Please upload your transcript under the 'Education Certificate' field when you submit your application documents

  • This must be an official transcript and must include a grading scale

  • Upload two clinical appraisals as one file under the ‘Other documents’ field. Please ensure one of these appraisals is from a Mental Health placement

  • A current Employee Victorian WWCC is required for all graduates. If you are successful in obtaining an interview you will be required to bring evidence of your Employee WWCC

To view the Position Description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button below.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

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2023 RN Mental Health Graduate Program