Position Details

Reference Number 63584
Position Title Acute Health RN to Mental Health Nursing Transition
Location Multiple Sites of NorthWestern Mental Health
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
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Acute Health RN to Mental Health Nursing Transition Program

  • Seeking experienced acute health nurses interested in moving into mental health nursing
  • Full time/Part Time fixed term positions available
  • Be supported in your journey to achieving your specialist mental health post graduate nursing qualification

The Royal Melbourne Hospital/NorthWestern Mental Health (RMH/NWMH) are recruiting experienced acute health nurses with an interest in transitioning to mental health nursing. You will be supported in your journey towards obtaining your post graduate diploma in mental health nursing.


Your New Role

  • Provide high quality standards of patient care; includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for care in collaboration within multidisciplinary team
  • Maintain an understanding of individual responsibility for patient safety, quality and risk.
  • Participate in continuing education sessions, committees, special projects and relevant professional groups.
  • Promote a friendly, respectful and supportive environment within the department and organisation.
  • Engage in structured learning programs as you work towards becoming a specialist mental health nurse. 
  • Structured learning commences with a tailored education program facilitated by RMH /NWMH; on successful completion of this undertake post graduate diploma of mental health nursing 

About You

  • Experience working as a registered nurse in an acute health setting.
  • Motivated to transition to mental health nursing.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • A current Victorian Driver’s License, and ongoing ability to use this form of transport.

Why work for the RMH/NWMH


The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Contact Person Nigel Toomey
Contact Number 83872739
Alternate Contact Person Julianne Donati
Alternate Contact Number 83872763
Closing Date 20/06/2022
Position Description
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