Registered Nurse, Acute Mental Health - Kerferd

Job posted: 10/07/2024
Applications close: 19/07/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Wangaratta

Job type: Ongoing - Full Time

Organisation: Albury Wodonga Health

Salary: $70,720 - $99,840

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 675

Reference: 675

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $70,720 - $99,840

Work location: North East Region | Wangaratta

About the Role

Closing Date: 19/07/2024 


  • Dynamic work environment and collaborative team culture
  • Flexibility for balancing work and life commitments
  • Comprehensive learning and growth opportunities


The Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 (RPN2) will be a valued member of the Kerferd Unit team and provide specialist mental health nursing care including mental health and physical assessment, monitoring response to biological treatments, therapeutic nursing engagement, psychoeducation, collaboration and partnering. The RPN2 will contribute to excellence in mental health consumer care outcomes and provide a high standard of clinical input to the multidisciplinary team.


We are actively seeking candidates who meet the following requirements to apply for this exceptional opportunity.

  • Current Nursing Registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Agency)
  • Specialist psychiatric nursing undergraduate qualification or a Bachelor of Mental Health Nursing, OR, holds a Bachelor of Nursing qualification and a Postgraduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing qualification, OR, holds a Bachelor of Nursing and is suitably progressing toward qualifying for a Postgraduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing
  • Demonstration of safe and effective communication techniques for interacting with individuals experiencing mental health issues
  • Demonstrated understanding of therapeutic principles related to person-centred care and mental health, including therapeutic communication, early intervention, trauma informed practice, partnering with consumers and families, strengths-based care planning, holding hope, personal recovery, culturally sensitive practices and enhancing resilience 


Employment Type: This is a full-time permanent opportunity. 


Contact details: We encourage you to reach out to Jessica Johnson at jessica.johnson@awh.org.au for further details and a confidential discussion.

About Mental Health Services at Albury Wodonga Health (AWH)

Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) is established in the twin cities of Albury and Wodonga, between Sydney and Melbourne. Our dedicated team of nearly 3,000 staff supports a population of 250,000 people throughout North-East Victoria and Southern NSW.  Our extensive network encompasses two primary hospital campuses, and an additional 22 sites, delivering a diverse range of emergency, community, mental health, allied health and sub-acute services.


AWH is an Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, providing mental health treatment, care and support, including delivering Alcohol and Other Drugs services. We deliver 10 specialised community-based programs, along with three acute care services and three facilities dedicated to recovery and rehabilitation. We also provide services supporting families coping with parental mental illness and facilitating connections to carer consultants.


Our Mental Health and Wellbeing teams comprise mental health clinicians with a background in nursing, occupational therapy, social work and psychology, all of whom have experience in helping people through a range of therapies. The diversity of our service provides a range of experiences for our team and will assist you in expanding and embedding your clinical practice skills.

What awaits you at AWH?

We are committed to our Employee Value Proposition and will deliver on our key pillars of Growth, Balance, Contribution and Lifestyle. We provide comprehensive induction and training to set you up for success, offer exceptional Rewards and Benefits and continuously nurture your professional growth by providing opportunities for development. We also offer relocation support to assist with securing local housing, arranging childcare/education, seeking employment opportunities for partners, establishing social connections, and seamlessly integrating into the Albury Wodonga community during your transition.


Relocating to the region?

Albury Wodonga Health has access to the Regional Mental Health Workforce Incentive program. The Incentive program was designed by the Department of Health to support the attraction, relocation, and retention of mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers to priority positions area mental health and wellbeing services across rural and regional Victoria.
Candidates relocating may be eligible for grants of up to $20,000 to cover expenses such as removalist, travel fees, accommodation costs, school fees, etc. For a more detailed understanding of the incentive program, visit the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV).
Mental Health Navigator

At Albury Wodonga Health, we understand that moving is challenging, whether it be locally or internationally, so our Mental Health Workforce Navigator is available to support new staff to relocate, settle and integrate into the local community. For more information, contact our Mental Health Navigator on navigator@awh.org.au or via our website: Mental Health Careers — Comprehensive medical infrastructure meeting the health and welfare needs of Wodonga, Albury and surrounding Region. — Albury Wodonga Health. (awh.org.au) 
Are you ready to become part of our team?

Are you ready to become part of our team?

To uncover compelling reasons to embark on this career journey with us and become part of our fantastic team, contact people.culture@awh.org.au for a copy of our Candidate Information Pack and the Position Description.

Salary and terms will be in accordance with the relevant state EBA or Award.

AWH prioritises Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethical Practice, and embraces Cultural Diversity and Social Inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Please note that appointments are contingent on satisfactory pre-employment checks including Criminal Record check and working with Children checks.

Important Notice: All healthcare workers must be fully vaccinated or hold an approved medical contraindication certificate. Successful candidates will need to provide documentation of their COVID-19 and flu vaccination status.

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Registered Nurse, Acute Mental Health - Kerferd

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Ongoing - Full Time

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jessica.johnson@awh.org.au - Nurse Unit Manager Jessica Johnson - 0357225430

Registered Nurse, Acute Mental Health - Kerferd