Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Job posted: 09/09/2022
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: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 18142

Reference: 18142

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various

Summary of the role:

We are seeking motivated Clinicians to join our Emergency Mental Health (EMH) team. The EMH Senior Clinician plays an integral role within the ED, Triage and PACER providing an interface between community and inpatient services within public mental health.

  • Senior Clinician RPN4 or equivalent
  • Or Clinician RPN3 equivalent will be considered
  • Part time and full time positions
  • ECATT will rotate between Werribee Mercy Hospital and Western Hospital Emergency Department
  • Triage is based in the Clare Moore Building at Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessments and address immediate treatment needs for clients triaged and referred
  • Liaise with current client supports, and identify and refer where appropriate
  • The PACER clinician in partnership with Victoria Police, provides a high level of clinical expertise in the assessment and delivery of targeted interventions to consumers with complex mental health needs and their family/carers.


  • Registered with AHPRA as a Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Psychiatric Nurse with relevant Postgraduate qualifications OR an approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in acute mental health using recovery based framework
  • Motivated to work in a very busy department treating mental illness and people in psychiatric crisis
  • strong understanding of AOD
  • excellent communication skills
  • able to work a 24/7 roster - this includes night shift
  • Resilience and a positive approach working in a fast paced environment, with experience liaising with Emergency Department staff, Ambulance and Victoria Police.


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 people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:
  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

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.

Contact Details

  • Bernard Mondon and Emergency Mental Health Manager
  • bmondon@mercy.com.au
  • 87543560
Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Bernard Mondon - 87543560

Registered Psychiatric Nurse