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Mental Health Registered Nurse

St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Job Description


Title: Mental Health Registered Nurse

Employment Type: Maximum Term, Part Time

Hours per week: 24 hours


Grade: Registered Nurse Year 2 - 8

Salary: $67,873.88 - $90,394.15 per annum (pro-rata) plus superannuation

Enterprise Agreement: Named NSW (non-declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Nurses Agreement 2017

Department Name: Inpatient Mental Health Service

Position Summary

Applications are invited from skilled and energetic Registered Nurses, who possess a passion for person-centred care to join our dynamic and accomplished multidisciplinary team providing care for people with mental health disorders / illnesses living in the inner city area. The St Vincent’s team provides specialist mental health assessment, intervention and treatment to consumers with a range of mental health issues and face a range of social challenges. Nursing staff have the opportunity to work in the inpatient mental health service, working alongside an MDT treating consumers with often complex mental health needs and co-morbidities.

We offer applicants a supportive team environment and stimulating workplace with a variety of learning and development opportunities. Applicants will benefit from having prior experience working in mental health or have a keen and motivated interest to pursue a career in mental health nursing.

In addition St Vincent's Hospital has partnered with UTAS (University of Tasmania) to offer post graduate mental health Qualifications to successful applicants. The post graduate study will be supported with up to 10 days of supernumerary study time, the unique relationship means the successful candidate will be able to access a supported post-graduate program with low fees to be paid for by the successful candidate. Further the committed mental health education calendar sees a reliable delivery of contemporary education facilitated by the mental health MDT.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and develop your skills as a clinician then applications are invited to those who already possess a solid foundation of mental health knowledge and skill.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

**We also invite applications from nurses from the UK/Ireland and Canada who hold AHPRA registration and are subject to working holiday visa arrangements**

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

What We Offer

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance
Application Instructions

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria
  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
  • Currently registered as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within the interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with email and an electronic patient record system.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated evidence of integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, critical thinking and analysis in their daily practice as a registered nurse.
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to prioritise competing workloads with in a complex environment
An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application.

Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

***Please note that the job posting will come down from career sites at 11:59pm the day before the job posting end date***

Review The Following Documents


Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

How to upload and address the Selection Criteria

JR117562_Position Description.pdf

JR117562_Job Demands Checklist.pdf

Contact Details

Sinead Blundell | Nurse Manager | 02 83821610 | sinead.blundell@ svha.org.au

Closing Date

Alternate Contact:

22 June 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For further information, visit https://www.svha.org.au/about-us/reconciliation or get in contact at indigenouscareers@svha.org.au

View Reconciliation Action Plan

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