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February

Psychiatric Nurse Educator (Grade 4)

Barwon Health - Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION


  • Work within a fun, dynamic and contemporary education team

  • Be a part of a team who place consumers at the forefront of all that we do

  • Permanent full time or permanent part time opportunity available (up to 80 hours)


The Victorian Government is working to reform the mental health system. It has established a Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and has commitment to implementing all of its recommendations. As part its commitment to address workforce shortages, the Victorian Government, through Mental Health Reform Victoria invited health services to apply for graduate mental health nurse positions in 2021.


Barwon Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) was successful in gaining a full time Psychiatric Nurse Educator position to support the learning pathway for graduate nurses transitioning into clinical rotations in community and specialist services within Barwon Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS).


About the facility 


MHDAS provides integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and drug & alcohol issues, and their families.


Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.


MHDAS is entering a new phase of co-design of our service system with people who access our services and our wider community. This will build on our nationally recognized unique cultural approach to the challenges of recovery oriented service delivery to redesign our service system.


About the role 


The Psychiatric Nurse Educator will aim to provide positive work experiences that encourage graduate nurses to pursue a career in mental health, specifically while on rotation at MHDAS Community team and Specialist services rotations.


Overall the aim is to increase the pipeline of qualified mental health staff, by providing an effective way for emerging practitioners to consolidate their knowledge and skills.


Responsibilities include;



  • Ensuring the graduate positions have the appropriate supervision to support professional development

  • Working collaboratively with the graduate Coordinator and the Graduate support team

  • Supporting additional learning programs such as the Undergraduate nursing program, Transition to Mental Health Nursing Program and the Post Graduate Nursing program. 


Please see the position description to inform further specifics of the role. The position is changeable according to the organisational/education and training needs that form the priority at that time.


About the culture


We strongly believe in continuous learning, reflecting on practice and leadership by example. Staff, students and the community are offered services by the education team in an effort to increase and maintain health literacy, capacity building, clinical competence, clinical experience and career development. We are a multidisciplinary team of staff working in a professional academic capacity.


Barwon Health staff benefits



  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club


Diversity and Inclusion


At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.


At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.


We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.


If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.


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#Geelong, Victoria

Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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