Position Details
Reference Number 43742
Position Title Graduate Nurse Program (Mental Health)
Employment Status Permanent Part Time, Permanent Full Time
Location All Sites
Department / Ward / Clinical Area MH inpatient units and community teams
Hours per Week 416.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is offering a Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program in 2023.  Austin mental health graduate nurses are provided with a supportive environment as a foundation to enable them to develop to their full potential.  Our graduates have two clinical rotations to integrate contemporary mental health theory into clinical practice, in either inpatient settings or the community. 

Austin Health is a major provider of tertiary health services, providing professional health education and research across three campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for enthusiastic graduate nurses to join Austin Health in our Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program in 2023. We offer a well-supported Graduate Nurse Program including a structured orientation program, ongoing paid study days, educational opportunities and supernumerary days in a range of general and specialist child, adolescent and adult mental health services, inpatient and community. Our service has a strong focus on consumer centred, recovery focused, high quality care. 

Our dedicated graduate nurse coordinator, graduate educators and our Clinical Education Unit are available to assist and support graduate nurses in this transition year for the duration of the program. Graduates are also supported by area preceptors and their managers. We are committed to provide a supportive program, with a focus on reflective, contemporary evidenced based mental health nursing practice that will provide the structure you need to become an exceptional mental health nurse. 

Work with us!  Austin offers a genuinely collaborative work environment, encouraging opportunities for ongoing training, development and career advancement in addition to salary packaging, Employee Assistance Program and wellness programs.  Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with many opportunities for ongoing training and development and career progression. 

The graduate nurse program is a 55-week program, and upon successful completion, we offer ongoing employment in our Clinical Advancement Program with two additional rotations based, wherever possible, on your own preferences. Details of this role can be found in the position description. I will note that they need to register through PMVC as well as applying directly to Austin if this is the common process.                     

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following documents to your online application. Details of this role can be found in the position description. I will note that they need to register through PMVC as well as applying directly to Austin if this is the common process.

  • Cover Letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • Clinical Appraisal 1 – most recent acute placement (maximum of 10 pages)
  • Clinical Appraisal 2 –  Mental Health placement (maximum of 10 pages)
  • Academic Transcript (most up to date, certified & include marking key)
  • Personal Details Application form
  • Professional photo

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing registration with NMBA, a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by Victoria Police and if required, a Working with Children Check. 

Austin Health offers graduate career opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, please contact the Graduate Coordinator for more information.

Contact Person Helen Brown-May
Contact Number (03) 9496 4659
Contact Email helen.brown-may@austin.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Bianca Blatchford
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 6412
Alternate Contact Email bianca.blatchford@austin.org.au
Closing Date 08/07/2022
Position Description
Austin Health Position Description - GNP - Mental Health 2022 (1) (2) - Copy - Copy.pdf Open
Personal Details Form AHGNP 2022 intake (MH).docx Open
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