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Reference Number 66429
Position Title RMH (NWMH) Post Graduate Program 2023
Location Multiple Sites of NorthWestern Mental Health
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
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Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse – Post Graduate Mental Health Program 2023

  • Full Time opportunities Fixed Term available in a range of Mental Health settings
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2, Year 3 - Year 8
  • Salary range $68,754 to $87,282 per annum depending on experience (in accordance with relevant EBA)
  • Expression of Interest form to be completed and attached

The Mental Health Nursing Postgraduate Program is an integral part of RMH-North Western Mental Health and our Partner Health Services commitment to develop our future workforce and as such, we welcome enthusiastic Registered Nurses with a passion for mental health and a desire to specialise in this exciting field to join our team/s to provide compassionate and responsive care to individuals in need.  


The 12 month structured program provides an excellent opportunity to extend your nursing knowledge in the specialist area of mental health nursing.  As a postgraduate MHN at RMH (NWMH) or Northern Health, you will experience diverse, well rounded clinical rotations. Rotations take place in a variety of settings, across the lifespan and opportunities include emergency mental health, community mental health, acute and long term inpatient care settings.


Your new role:

  • Provide high quality standards of patient care. This includes the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for care in collaboration within multidisciplinary team
  • Perform nursing interventions and procedures in accordance with RMH policy and procedures
  • Recognise the Registered Psychiatric Nurse responsibilities for delegation of nursing care
  • Contribute to the development of an effective discharge plan and provide appropriate patient education and referral to appropriate community providers

About You

  • Awareness of mental health nursing practice and recovery oriented approaches to care
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in 2022
  • Able to develop skills in risk assessment, mental state assessment, and care planning
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • A commitment to excellence in nursing practice and continuing professional development
  • Understand the professional, ethical, legal responsibilities of Registered Nurses
  • Understand the importance of compassionate nursing care which focuses on the best possible consumer outcomes.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team

Benefits of working with Northwestern Mental Health and Northern Health:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

The RMH and NH 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.


Next steps?


Download and complete all sections of the Expression of Interest Form. Gather all required documents referred to in the Documentation Checklist, then click ‘Apply Now’.


Follow the instructions accordingly and complete the mandatory questions. Please upload the Expression of Interest Form into the application form section. 


We look forward to receiving your application!


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. All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine (mandatory for all clinical and or patient facing roles) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    

Selection Criteria Essential: Completed a graduate year or equivalent in mental health nursing
Essential: I confirm I will attach the Expression of Interest Form to this application
Contact Person Kiran Rathore
Contact Number 83872204
Alternate Contact Person Katherine Fairest
Alternate Contact Number 83872180
Closing Date 07/11/2022
Position Description
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