Registered Mental Health Nurse

Job posted: 09/01/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 19026

Reference: 19026

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various


Mercy Mental Health is looking for qualified RPN 2 who would like to join our multi-disciplinary team in providing highly responsive & a flexible service to consumers in our newly built Clare Moore Building - “state of the art” 50 bed Acute Inpatient Unit.

  • Located at Werribee Mercy Hospital, Werribee
  • Public Hospital in rapidly expanding Western Suburbs
  • Permanent full time or part-time positions available - rotating roster 
  • Opportunity to work in our Intensive Care Area, Recovery Care Area & vulnerable female ward
  • Recovery approach to client care and discharge planning
  • Implementation of safewards model in delivery of care
  • Visa sponsorship is available (for eligible applicants)
  • Salary is in line with the Enterprise Agreement and will be based on your years of experience (hourly base rate between $31.27 - $44.17)


  • Dynamic high performing Registered Psychiatric Nurse with a sound understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities under relevant legislation
  • Registered Nurse registered with AHPRA
  • Must have Post Graduate Qualification in Mental Health nursing (Diploma or Masters)
  • Experience within acute psychiatric units desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely within a multi-disciplinary team and organisational skills
  • Evidence of understanding of the Mental Health Act & other relevant legislation.
  • A sound, current knowledge of public mental health services delivery, including Government strategic directions.
  • A high level of communication and interpersonal skills


Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services 

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Ash Prosser - 87543560

Registered Mental Health Nurse