Graduate Nurse- Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service

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

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 173962

Reference: 173962

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).

MHDAS Nursing Graduates at Barwon Health are employed to work part-time (eight days/shifts a fortnight) for 12 months.

All graduates attend an orientation program at the beginning of the graduate program.

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. 

2023 rotations will include any 3 from the following teams (with more to be advised):

  • Acute Inpatient Unit (Geelong)

  • Community Acute Intervention Service (Geelong)

  • Colac Community teams (Adult, Aged & Youth-Colac)

  • Community Rehabilitation Facility & Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) (Geelong)

  • Psychogeriatric Inpatient Unit (Geelong)

  • Drug and Alcohol Services (Community-Geelong)

  • Community Adult Mental Health Services (Torquay, Newcomb, Corio, Geelong West & Colac)

  • Hospital In The Home (Geelong)

  • ECT (University Hospital Geelong)

  • Eating Disorders Service (Geelong)

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Geelong)

  • Youth Mental Health Community (Geelong, Colac and Corio)

  • Specialty Services (Family Violence, Forensic-Geelong)

  • Consult Liaison (University Hospital Geelong)

In 2023 additional positions will be added for the NEW McKellar Health and Wellbeing Centre. (Aged-Geelong)

Expressions of interest will be sought by the graduate team with the successful graduates (after the matching process concludes).

For rotation descriptors please see the following link:


To apply:

Please email your Clinical Assessment tool to MHDASgradprogram@barwonhealth.org.au. Please upload all other documents including your Personal Statement (upload in free text option) 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

#Melbourne, Victoria

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

Graduate Nurse- Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service

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Jodie Johnston - (03) 4215 3377
Eloise Dikmans

Graduate Nurse- Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service