Graduate Nurse - Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service

Job posted: 07/06/2021
Applications close: 09/07/2021 (Midnight)
22 days remaining

22 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 169615

Reference: 169615

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

  • Gain valuable experiences to assist your future career prospects at the largest organisation in Geelong

  • Build upon the undergraduate program and facilitate the transition of the graduate from novice to advanced beginner practitioner.

  • Multiple positions 64hr per fortnight. (24 positions for 12 month period)

The program is open to:

24 nursing positions (annually).

One occupational therapy (OT) (two yearly, recruiting later this year for the 2022 position).

Four allied health (Social Work or Occupational Therapy) (annually).

MHDAS Nursing Graduates at Barwon Health are employed to work part-time (eight days a fortnight) for 12 months. OT graduates are employed to work part time (six days a fortnight) within a 12 month - two year program. Allied Health graduates are employed to work part-time (eight days a fortnight) within either the Youth Mental Health Team or the Adult Continuing Care Teams (CMHEW positions).

All graduates attend a 5 day orientation program at the beginning of the graduate program, followed by a three-day Management of Violence and Aggression Training (MOVAIT) course.

Our program commences early February each year. Barwon Health participates in the PMCV computer match process for all graduate nurse positions.

The successful mental health nursing graduate demonstrates a passionate approach to work within this specialised field of nursing which focuses on working with consumers to meet their recovery goals. Mental health nurses consider the person's physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs, within the context of the individuals lived experience and in partnership with their family, significant others and the broader community.

Mental health nurses support consumers and their families during life crises and transition periods, they liaise discretely and efficiently with a range of health care providers, provide information and education on mental health maintenance and restoration, coordinate care and provide talking therapy. (Australian College of Mental Health Nurses)

The Graduate works as part of the multidisciplinary team in each area, with support from experienced mental health clinicians, a preceptor, a clinical supervisor, educators, our consumers and their families. 

2022 rotations will include any 3 from the following teams (with more to be advised):

  • Acute Inpatient Unit

  • Adult Intensive Complex care (Community)

  • Colac Community team (Adult)

  • Community Rehabilitation Facility

  • Psychogeriatric Inpatient Unit

  • Drug and Alcohol Services (Community)\

In 2022 multiple new rotations will be added to this list. Expressions of interest will be sought by the graduate team with the successful graduates (after the matching process concludes).

For potential additional rotations please see the following link:


To apply:

Please email your Clinical Assessment tool to MHDASgradprogram@barwonhealth.org.au. Please upload all other documents in your online application.

For more information about our program please look at our website https://www.barwonhealth.org.au/careers-volunteers/graduate-careers/mental-health-drugs-alcohol-service

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Graduate Nurse - Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service

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Jodie Johnston - (03) 4215 3377
Maddison Adams - (03) 421 53378

Graduate Nurse - Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service