Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Job posted: 10/02/2021
Applications close: 09/03/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 165857

Reference: 165857

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Use your passion and experience in mental health and Aged Care nursing to deliver care using holistic care principles

  • Be a part of a friendly, highly skilled multi-disciplinary team

  • Embrace opportunities to learn and grow professionally

About the facilities

Swanston Centre

The Swanston Centre is a 32 bed acute psychiatric admission unit providing Recovery Orientated care delivery for people aged 16 and over, experiencing the effects of major mental illness/distress.

Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that value client centeredness, holistic care, accessibility, family inclusiveness, best practice, and ongoing professional development. We are fortunate to enjoy excellent internal relationships within our wide range of clinical programs. We have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.


Our subacute Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) program offers an 8 bed residential program, day program and outreach support in partnership with ERMHA for up to 28 days. PARC offers a step up/step down program where consumers are invited to engage in a therapeutic program along with a tailored care plan responding to their areas of support need.

Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF) is a residential 12 bed program offering psychosocial support for consumer for a longer length of stay with a focus on sustainable strategy to manage mental health experiences, therapeutic programs and one to one support and care plan tailored to the consumer's needs.

Blakiston Lodge Oak

Blakiston Lodge Oak is a 45 bed specialised aged care, mental health unit. The residents who live at Oak have a diagnosed mental health condition and can present with challenging behaviours. Residents are referred who cannot be looked after in the general aged care system due to their level of cognitive, emotional or behavioural disturbance. The goal is to improve the resident's condition so that they can be transferred to a less restrictive and more appropriate accommodation.

About the role 

You will provide high quality, best practice direct delivery of psychiatric treatment and care to consumers within the Swanston Centre or Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF) / Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) programs; as part of a multidisciplinary team guided by holistic recovery based principles.

Swanston Centre/Community Rehabilitation Facility/Prevention and Recovery Care Programs

You will provide high quality, best practice direct delivery of psychiatric treatment and care to consumers in  the Swanston Centre (Acute) or Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF) / Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) programs; as part of a multidisciplinary team guided by holistic recovery based principles.

Blakiston Lodge (Oak)

You will deliver care for people with dementia and mental illness in a safe, secure environment focused on quality nursing, medical and psychiatric support.  As the Registered Psychiatric Nurse you will be responsible for the provision of patient, client and resident focused holistic nursing care to those assigned to you, in order to achieve desired clinical outcomes.

About the culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated team who take pride in providing high quality service. Barwon Health provides a supportive environment that encourages professional growth and education in our specialist areas.

Blakiston Lodge (Oak), Swanston Centre and PARC are enthusiastic, energetic and focused teams who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. Our teams are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care.

Your mission if you choose to accept it:

To provide best practice, high quality, consumer focused care that meets best practice standards

To strive to continuously update and develop skills in a timely manner

Ensure a multidisciplinary approach

Apply today to grow with us!

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development pathways, access to education and dedicated educators in the Swanston Centre

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

  • Close to the beautiful Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Application Process

Please ensure you attach your cover letter, resume and the Central Resource Unit Candidate Application Form

#Melbourne, Victoria

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

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Marianne Cerepinko - (03) 4215 2500
Fran Ducardus - (03) 4215 8101

Registered Psychiatric Nurse