Mental Health Pre-Qualification Employment Program (Enrolled Nurses & Registered Nurses)

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 11/07/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Graduate, Nursing

Reference: 27365

Reference: 27365

Occupation: Graduate, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Mental Health Pre-Qualification Employment Program (Enrolled Nurses & Registered Nurses)

(Temporary employment subject to ongoing enrolment in relevant undergraduate program of study)

  • Temporary Part Time till January 2023

  • Melbourne Eastern Suburbs

  • Variable Shifts Monday - Sunday

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. 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 role

Eastern Health is now recruiting for Mental Health Prequalification Employment positions across the Mental Health Program.  The Mental Health Pre-Qualification Program is designed to support a pre-registered RN or EN students, during their second or third year of their undergraduate nursing program; to observe the work which is done by mental health clinicians, but also observe the skill of being able to develop a therapeutic working alliance with the consumers and families who use Eastern Health Mental Health Services.

This position is open to pre-registration nurses wishing to expand their clinical practice experience in the mental health setting whilst being mentored by senior nursing staff. The position works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse Professional. The Pre-Qualified Employee practices as an assistant to the health professional team, assisting and supporting the team to provide delegated aspects of patient care.

About you

Exciting opportunities available for Pre-Qualified EN & RN students to gain practical experience working in a mental health clinical setting. 

  • Are you looking for your next career move? 

  • Are you passionate about increasing your practical experience in mental health?

  • Do you have a desire to work in an acute mental health setting which values person-centred recovery oriented practice?

  • Do you seek a supportive environment with clinical diversity?

We would like hear from you!

Essential Requirements

  • Motivated and self-directed learner who is receptive to feedback 

  • Well-developed communication skills 

  • Patient centred practice 

  • Passion for clinical excellence 

  • Willingness to engage in clinical supervision practice

  • Ongoing enrolment in an undergraduate RN or EN program of study


via the Learning and Teaching Directorate:

Katie Kyrkou - Katherine.Kyrkou@easternhealth.org.au   OR

Jessica Naqqash- Jessica.Naqqash@easternhealth.org.au

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

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & 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!

How to apply

All applicants must apply via the e-Mercury system & applications must be received by close of business (COB) on 11th July 2022. 
On your e-mercury application you will be required to upload:

  • Cover letter addressing why you are interested in pursuing a career in mental health

  • Resume - with two clinical referees. 

  • Transcript from University where you are currently completing an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

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 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 Pre-Qualification Employment Program (Enrolled Nurses & Registered Nurses)

Job type:

Not provided

Job classification:

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Katie Kyrkou - (03) 9895 3724
Jessica Naqqash - (03) 9895 3380

Mental Health Pre-Qualification Employment Program (Enrolled Nurses & Registered Nurses)