Senior Psychiatric Nurse - Mental Health

Job posted: 10/03/2023
Applications close: 06/04/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 16538

Reference: 16538

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Senior Psychiatric Nurse 
Registered Psychiatric Nurse RPN 6
80 hours per fortnight with monthly ADO

Up to $25,000 incentive payments may be available to support relocation
(Be reimbursed for rent, childcare, school fees, relocation costs and more). The Victorian Government has allocated funds to support rural and regional Area Mental Health Services (AMHS) to provide incentives to attract workers to roles that are difficult to fill.
The new workforce relocation and incentive grants program is being administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV). 
More information including job vacancies and eligibility requirements click here https://www.rwav.com.au/area-mental-health-services/

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role

The role of the Senior Psychiatric Nurse (SPN) is to provide professional and clinical leadership of mental health nursing practice. The SPN is responsible for leading the Mental Health Learning and Development team to ensure the delivery, evaluation and review of professional development.

The role of the SPN will assist the Director of Nursing - Mental Health to

  • Develop, review and coordinate mental health nursing governance and workforce strategy that aligns with the Workforce Capability Framework (2015).
  • Ensure that the philosophy and professional standards of mental health nursing practice consistently align with the Framework for Recovery Orientated Practice (2011).

Key Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for the coordination of the professional development, education and training program within the Service to facilitate recovery-oriented practice
  • Demonstrate and share expert mental health nursing knowledge and skills across Grampians Health and act as a resource for mental health nurses and other stakeholders across the service
  • Perform an active professional leadership role in workforce planning with a focus on staff development in relation to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health system and subsequent transformational recommendations.
  • Monitor the service environment, nursing practice and models of care to ensure high levels of clinical nursing standards are established and sustained
  • Support and guide implementation of service wide and sector wide improvement activities
  • Perform an active professional leadership role in workforce planning and development with a focus on staff development wellbeing and sustainability

Skills and experience

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Div. 1
  • Postgraduate qualifications in psychiatric/mental health nursing
  • Completed or working towards a Certificate 4 Training and Assessment or equivalent
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the RPN profession and considerable proficiency in art of management in a substantive role

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ballarat Region

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

This position is paid in accordance with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement. The classification is Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 6 (NP61) which is $69.79 per hour

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Mark Thornett, Operations Director, on 5320 4100 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Senior Psychiatric Nurse - Mental Health

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Mark Thornett - 53204100

Senior Psychiatric Nurse - Mental Health