2025 Graduate Nurse Mental Health Program

Job posted: 27/05/2024
Applications close: 21/06/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training, Nursing

Reference: 21876

Reference: 21876

Occupation: Education and Training, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various

Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program – Mercy Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

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  • Use your clinical skills care to improve the health & quality of life of our patients
  • Belong to a supportive team united by the impact we have on every life
  • Advance your mental health nursing skills and career across the scope of mental health practices

Want to be truly valued for what you do? Bring your skills and care to improve our patient’s quality of life, and be a cherished part of our team.

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Employment Type: Fixed term part time, 2 year contract commencing Feb 2025 (first year Graduate Program; second year Postgraduate Program)

Hours: 64 hour fortnight, AM/PM/Night shifts across Monday to Sunday roster and shifts will be dependent on teams

Location: Werribee Mercy Hospital, Werribee Community Care Unit, Wyndham Clinic and Saltwater Clinic in Footscray – rotation placements will be across different teams over multiple sites and operational hours will change accordingly

Application: Please upload resume, cover letter, driver licence, police check, VISA status, relevant qualifications and other documentation as listed in the job ad

Contact: Name, email and mobile

Where there’s life, there’s Mercy.

Where there’s care, there’s You.

Through the battles and the breakthroughs, we're there. Where will you be?

For over a century, our incredible teams have provided care for people when they need it most. Our people feel great pride in this, and they value the security and stability we offer. But it also means so much opportunity - to build on all that’s gone before, to grow your impact and gain experience that’s hard to find elsewhere.

Join us through our Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program, and help us deliver even greater outcomes for our patients, families, communities, and you.

About the opportunity

Graduates are an integral part of Mercy Health’s Commitment to develop our future workforce and as such, we welcome you to join our team to provide compassionate and responsive care to people in need.

Our 2 year Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program is designed to support and guide the transition from undergraduate to registered nurse within a supportive and welcoming environment. The aim is to promote educational opportunities to graduates as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills. This is a structured program with a comprehensive orientation, paid professional development days, and clinical supervision and reflective practice, which are supported by a dedicated Learning & Development Team.

Graduates are to self-enrol and undertake a minimum of Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing during Postgraduate Year (second year of the program).

Upon successful completion of Year 1, graduates will be presented with a transcript and certificate of Graduate Year completion which will work towards credit pathway for Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing at partnering universities.

Applicants must be registered with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Computer Matching Service and rank Mercy Health in their preferences. For further information visit: http://www.pmcv.com.au

  • Positions could be located at Werribee Mercy Hospital, Wyndham Clinic or Saltwater Clinic (Footscray)

What you’ll bring

You’re resilient, compassionate and have a whole lot of heart. Most importantly, you are committed to delivering exceptional patient-centred care.

To thrive in this role, you will have:

  • Excellent clinical, time management, organisational and communication skills, with the ability to adapt and problem solve.
  • A compassionate, flexible and positive approach to effective patient care, involvement of carers and lived experience and management.
  • The ability to nurture friendly, respectful relationships and contribute to a collaborative team environment.

You will also be required to provide evidence of, or in the process of obtaining:

  • Registration as a Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • A current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.
  • Current COVID-19 certificate, proof of current influenza vaccination and other vaccination status consistent with public health orders.

All applications must include the following documents:

  • Letter of application stating preferred hospital location, areas of clinical interest, preferred rotations, rationale for choice and future career plans
  • Two page Curriculum vitae, relevant experience and clinical rotations
  • Two referees (need to be clinical referees) including their professional title, place of work and both email and phone contact details, and should align with PMCV referees
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts to date (including ‘key to results’)
  • Two recent and certified acute summative clinical appraisals, preferably 1 from Mental Health Placement

Why Mercy Health?

We’ve been supporting people for over 100 years. Now, we’re taking all that we have and making it even better. It’s about investing in our people and our cultures to create positive experiences and opportunities for all.

Here are some things you’ll love about working with us:

  • 100+ years of caring …

We’re a cornerstone of the communities we serve, and as part of the Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program, the vital work you do here will always be needed. That means career stability and so much opportunity to build your rewarding future with us.

  • A team of 10,000 hearts …

A career in healthcare and human services isn’t always easy, and it takes true heart. Here, you’ll join a team of over 10,000 dedicated people who carry on and support each other, whatever comes their way.

  • Countless moments and lives …

And as part of the Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program, you’ll be right at the heart of our impact. By improving the health outcomes of parents and babies through outstanding patient care, you’ll know that every moment you spend here truly matters.

  • … And so much more to come.

We’re on a journey to keep growing our organisation and impact for the next 100 years. We have the leadership, the scale, the heart and the vision for the future. Let’s achieve it together.

You’ll also enjoy a range of other benefits:

  • Develop and expand your skills, knowledge and impact across the scope of midwifery practice. Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne.  Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care.  Werribee Mercy Hospital has undergone significant expansion with the opening of our intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two wards, taking the total number of beds to 298.  In addition, at Werribee Mercy Hospital we are growing our services and will expand our emergency department and double our capacity. 
  • Advance your career with ongoing professional development opportunities and educational resources in a supportive environment.
  • Find a better balance with a flexible roster.
  • Make the most of your pay with our generous salary packaging options.
  • Save big with access to a range of retail discounts across financial, healthcare, travel and other services.
  • Live, work and feel your best with our health and wellbeing programs including an Employee Assistance Program and Fitness Passport for you and your family. If you have an existing Fitness Passport, you can easily transfer it to Mercy Health.
2025 Graduate Nurse Mental Health Program

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

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2025 Graduate Nurse Mental Health Program