Nurse Practitioner

Job posted: 07/03/2023
Applications close: 21/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 33345

Reference: 33345

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

• Lead major mental health improvements in Victoria
• Opportunity to build and develop your own values driven team from the ground up
• Generous salary packaging

Help lead major mental health reform in Victoria to ensure that everyone is supported.

In this role you will be part of the launch of one of the first of 60 Mental Health Locals in Victoria.

This is an amazing opportunity to shape the future of peer and community-led mental health services.

This local support is a key recommendation of the recent Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system and promises to make our community a better place to live.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Local

Wellways, Mentis Assist and Peninsula Health are working together to provide mental health and wellbeing supports in Frankston to ensure everyone can access treatment and care closer to home.

The new Frankston Mental Health Local will provide welcoming and inclusive support for people aged 26 years and over who are experiencing mental health challenges, including people with co-occurring alcohol and drug addiction treatment and care needs.

We are working with the local community and people who have a personal experience of mental health issues and recovery to build these services so they are the best they can be. Our services will be led by lived experience and coproduced with the local community so they are the best they can be.

The Frankston Mental Health Local is committed to reconciliation, lived experience and inclusivity. We strongly encourage and warmly welcome people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a lived experience of mental health and disability and people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to apply. Even if you only meet some of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

About the Role

The position aims to enhance the quality of care for people presenting with MH and AOD issues by providing direct clinical care in addition to the provision of timely advice and secondary consultation.

In addition to this, the MH/AOD NP’s primary roles will include:
• Building staff capacity to provide evidence based or informed clinical treatment (including counselling, psychotherapeutic and structured psychological therapies) and mental health and AOD medication prescribing, monitoring and review, integrated with AOD treatment and care (if required) and wellbeing supports to improve the consumer’s recovery.
• Supervising, mentoring and educating Frankston Local staff in the assessment, treatment and support for people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use or addiction.?
• Supporting referral pathways to and from AOD and Mental Health service providers including Peninsula Health, and other relevant services

About You
• Registered Nurse Division One with current registration with Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) with relevant unrestricted AHPRA notation as a Nurse Practitioner.
• Current Prescriber Number.


We anticipate you will have:
• Extensive mental health and AOD experience in community settings.
• Demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality outcomes for consumers.
• Ability to work as and effectively guide where required, multidisciplinary team.
• Competently use computer applications.
• Prepares written documentation using clear, concise and grammatically correct language.
• Communicates effectively with and relates to Consumers from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.


• Flexible working arrangements
• Access to salary packaging and leave loading
• Ongoing learning and development opportunities

The Mental Health Locals teams will have an amazing opportunity to drive much-needed mental health improvements for our communities.

For a confidential discussion about the role contact Michael Loh on 0403 826493

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:


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

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Nurse Practitioner

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Michael Loh - 0403826493

Nurse Practitioner