Mental Health Nurse | Acute Inpatient Unit | Box Hill & Maroondah

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 15/04/2023 (Midnight)
22 days remaining

22 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 29680

Reference: 29680

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Mental Health Nurses – Acute Inpatient Units

  • Permanent, full- and part-time positions available
  • Career progression opportunities in a values-based public health service
  • Work close to home in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs
  • $71K - $96K per annum dependent on experience (pro rata for part time)

About Eastern Health: 

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We are a values-based organisation committed to research and teaching, and have strong affiliations with Australia’s top universities. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the roles:

We have various ongoing opportunities for experienced Mental Health Nurses across Eastern Health’s acute inpatient units; information can be found here  or, find out more about Eastern Health’s mental health services more broadly here

  • Box Hill Hospital
    • Adolescent Inpatient Unit (IPU)
    • Upton House - Adult Acute IPU
    • Ward 1 East - Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) and mental Health IPU
  • Maroondah Hospital
    • IPU 1 - acute adult IPU
    • IPU 2 - acute adult IPU
  • Peter James Centre
    • South Ward - Adult and Older Adult IPU

Please nominate your preferred specialty/ward in your cover letter. If you are unsure where you might like to specialise, you are also invited to submit your application for a position on our mental health nurse pool. Our pool nurses are permanent employees who enjoy all the usual benefits, with the added bonus of the variety that comes from experiencing shifts across our six different IPUs.

At Eastern Health, you will be a valued member of a highly dedicated, multidisciplinary team incorporating medical, nursing and allied health professionals.  We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to provide our patients with timely access to the best possible care. You will be supported by a team of experienced clinicians, including clinical educators and a cohesive leadership team. With a strong commitment to research and teaching, we offer many professional development opportunities, and our online learning platform, iLearn, holds a wealth of information to assist you with your ongoing learning and development.

International applications welcomed.

About you:

You are dedicated, empathetic and adaptable. You understand, and are interested in, the complex and varied patient presentations cared for in the acute hospital setting. To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • Current registration with AHPRA (essential)
  • Recent experience working in Mental Health nursing
  • Post graduate qualifications will be highly regarded
  • An empathetic and personable demeanour
  • A strong commitment to high quality care
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  This offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals
  • Applications will be screened upon receipt

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date**

Mental Health Nurse | Acute Inpatient Unit | Box Hill & Maroondah

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


OLIVIA FITZGERALD - (03) 9095 2451

Mental Health Nurse | Acute Inpatient Unit | Box Hill & Maroondah