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Registered Nurse - Mental Health Transition to Specialty Practice Program

Job posted: 25/07/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Graduate, Medical and Nursing, Other, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 27493

Reference: 27493

Occupation: Graduate, Medical and Nursing, Other, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Registered Nurse - Mental Health Transition to Speciality Practice Program



  • Multiple, Permanent, Part Time positions available

  • Opportunity for supported pathway into specialization in mental health


Are you highly motivated?


Are you looking for your next clinical challenge?


Are you interested in developing your career in mental health?


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 offering you the opportunity to undertake a 12-month Transition to Speciality Practice Program. This program is intended to provide a supported pathway for experienced registered nurses wishing to pursue a career in Mental Health.


This structured program incorporates both theoretical elements in addition to practical experience with allocated study days, learning packages and clinical assessments. During the course, participants will be supported by experts within the clinical facility and the clinical education staff of the Learning and Teaching Directorate.


The program provides a career pathway for those Registered Nurses seeking to work in the mental health specialty environment whilst enhancing their critical thinking, theoretical knowledge and clinical skills and is a great stepping stone to Post Graduate studies.


Eastern Health is offering opportunities to complete rotations in Acute & Community Mental Health clinical areas including Adult Acute Inpatient Unit, Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Community Care Unit and with the Older Persons Mental Health Community Team (APAT).


About you


To be successful in this role you should possess the following:



  • RN Registration with AHPRA

  • Recent clinical experience (greater than 1-year post registration experience preferably having undertaken a Graduate Program)

  • Proactive, reflective, self-directed learner

  • Well-developed communication skills

  • Patient centred practice

  • Team player

  • Commitment to working towards mental health post graduate qualifications within 3 years of commencing in the TSP Program.


 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!


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.**

Registered Nurse - Mental Health Transition to Specialty Practice Program

Job type:

Not provided

Job classification:

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Contact:

Amanda Kendall - (04) 1933 5625
Amanda.Kendall@easternhealth.org.au
Jessica Naqqash - (04) 1219 6432
Jessica.Naqqash@easternhealth.org.au

Registered Nurse - Mental Health Transition to Specialty Practice Program