Transition to Mental Health Nursing

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Mercy Mental Health is excited to offer this program to experienced Registered Nurses to take the next step in their career and train as a specialised Mental Health Clinician.

The Mental Health Transition Program offers experienced registered nurses an excellent opportunity to develop as a skilled mental health nurse in an acute adult mental health unit. The program offers educational opportunities to Registered Nurses as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills. This is a structured program with a comprehensive orientation, paid professional development days, a strong clinical supervision component and competency-based skill development requirements. The program is supported by the Mercy Mental Health education team.

Program details:

  • Part-time 0.8EFT – on successful completion of the Transition Program, ongoing employment will be offered subject to availability
  • located at Werribee Mercy Hospital or Ursula Frayne Centre based as Footscray Hospital, Western Health
  • program offers two credit points towards a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

 

Department Information

Mercy Mental Health has two acute adult mental health units:

  • Clare Moore Building (54-bed facility located at Werribee Mercy Hospital)
  • Ursula Frayne Centre (16-bed facility located at Footscray Hospital – Western Health)

The acute adult mental health units are staffed by a multidisciplinary team and follow a primary nursing model of care. The units have a strong focus on recovery orientated practice. Staff work collaboratively with consumers, families, carers and other key people to ensure the consumer receives the best possible care.

Entry requirements:

  • current AHPRA Registration
  • minimum 12 months’ experience working as a Registered Nurse
  • current Working with Children’s Check
  • current Police Record Check.

Shift expectations:

  • rotating weekly roster which includes morning, evening and night shift
  • 32 hours per week

 

How to apply

Mercy Mental Health job positions are advertised online, We are transitioning to a new job posting site – please refer to the new Mercy Health Careers website and the previous Mercy Health Careers website for vacancies in the meantime.

Job positions are also advertised on Seek.

Affiliated education institution

University of Melbourne
Latrobe University
RMIT

Contacts

Clinical Nurse Consultant RPN5

Last reviewed June 5, 2019.