Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (As per award)

Job posted: 17/03/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Part time

Organisation: South West Healthcare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/1615705

Reference: VG/1615705

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.


An exciting opportunity exists for suitably qualified Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the newly funded Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program within our Mental Health Directorate.


About the role

The role will work within the Way Back Support Service (WBSS) Program in partnership with Mental Health Community Support Service and will involve clinically supporting consumers who have been referred to the HOPE program.

HOPE clinicians will provide recovery oriented and trauma informed mental health assessment and treatment with consumers, family and carers across the South West Mental Health catchment inclusive of Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Camperdown and surrounding regions. The role will be based out of our Warrnambool Campus or Hamilton Campus.

The Way Back Program provides mental health treatment services to people aged 16+ years old who have been referred following a suicide attempt or are presenting with acute suicidal ideation.  The Team aims to provide evidence based individual biological, psychological and social interventions based on a persons expressed needs and goals for a period of up to 3 months.

A proportion of the work of the Way Back Program will occur outside of usual business hours, including weekends. Shifts will be rostered at least 1 month in advance.

Permanent part time (48 hours per fortnight) position. Full time applications will also be considered.


What you bring

The successful applicant will be an experienced and qualified Registered Nurse with the ability to demonstrate excellent skills and broad experience in mental health clinical services. A working knowledge of Recovery Oriented practices, trauma informed care, current mental health trends, legislation and relevant policy directions of mental health services also is essential for this role.

Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously and within a team, as well as an ability to demonstrate good judgement, work planning, decision-making abilities and organisational skills are essential.

Applicants must have registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse and will ideally hold relevant post graduate qualifications (or be working towards these).

A Victorian driver's licence is required as regional travel will be expected.


What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.


Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/


How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 14 August 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 with the appropriate classification Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au

Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (As per award)

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

As per award


Olivia Walker | owalker@swh.net.au

Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (As per award)