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Graduate Mental Health Program 2022 - Werribee Mercy Hospital

Mercy Health Australia - Werribee, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program 2022 – Mercy Mental Health

Graduate Mental Health Nurses are an integral part of Mercy Health’s commitment to develop our future workforce and we welcome Graduate Nurses to join our team to provide compassionate and responsive care to people in need.

Our program is designed to support and guide the Graduate Nurse whilst making the transition from student to Registered Nurse, and provide educational opportunities to Graduates as they consolidate their theoretical knowledge and clinical skills. This is a structured program with a comprehensive orientation, paid professional development days, and strong clinical supervision and reflective practice imbedded into the program, all which are supported by a dedicated Learning and Development team.

Upon successful completion of the program, Graduates will be presented with a certificate of completion.

Our program has been endorsed by The University of Melbourne and RMIT, and awards Graduates with a credit point deduction from the Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing upon successful completion of the first year of the Graduate Program

  • Part Time Fixed Term Contract (2 years - first year Graduate Program; second year Postgraduate Program)
  • 64 Hours per fortnight
  • Commencing in February 2022
  • Positions could be located at Werribee Mercy Hospital - Clare Moore Building, Community Care Units - Werribee or Footscray Hospital - Ursula Frayne Centre.
  • Applicants must be registered with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Computer Matching Service and rank Mercy Mental Health in their preferences. For further information visit: http://www.pmcv.com.au


All Applications Must Include The Following Documents
  • Letter of application stating preferred hospital location, areas of clinical interest, rationale for choice and future career plans
  • A 600 word or less statement about why you are selecting Mercy Health, your reasons for applying to a graduate program and why you are interested in the mental health stream
  • Curriculum vitae, relevant experience and clinical rotations
  • Two clinical referees, including their professional title, place of work and both email and phone contact details
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts to date (including ‘key to results’)
  • Two recent and certified acute clinical appraisals (one appraisal must be from a mental health setting)
  • If you wish to apply for more than one graduate program then you will need to submit a separate application to each individual advert.


About Us

Mercy Mental Health is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

What We Offer

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services
  • We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

Werribee, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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