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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 36594
Position Title Post-Graduate Mid-Year Nurse Program - Mental Health
Employment Status Limited Term Part Time
Location All Sites
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• Great opportunity to expand your practice and open career opportunities!
• Supported community rotations
• Paid study leave to support your Post Graduate studies
• Classification RPN GRADE 2 YEAR 1-8 (NP11-NP70)*

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

The Post Graduate Nursing Program (Mental Health) is a supported contracted position that enables the staff member to gain additional mental health nursing skills and expertise whilst continuing to undertake post graduate studies. The post graduate program offers a range of rotations including community and residential settings to enable further understanding and experience within a range of care contexts outside of inpatient settings. The program offers further support from the education team, a range of specialist study days and paid study leave to dedicate towards completion of post graduate studies.>

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:
• Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration
• Completed Graduate Program in Mental Health Nursing or Minimum 1 year of experience working in Mental Health Nursing
• Demonstrated commitment to completing the Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or higher
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team engaging with consumers from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds
• Must be available to work across all shifts
• Demonstrated commitment to delivering a high standard of person-centered care
• Motivated and self- directed learner

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People Experience Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people. We encourage applications from individuals who identify as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, are culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+ or who have a disability to apply. We are also strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

We encourage you to talk to us about any adjustments or additional support you may require during the recruitment process.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:


*Please refer to salary circular for VICTORIAN PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2021-2024 for salary range. Sub-grading will be based on years of experience.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Peninsula Health immunisation policy.

Peninsula Health will soon be moving to a new recruitment platform, you will be notified if you are required to take any further action.

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Selection Criteria Essential: Are you a Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration?
Essential: Have you completed a graduate program in Mental Health Nursing or minimum 1 year of experience working as a mental health nurse (RN)?
Essential: Have you completed or proven Enrolment in an approved higher education course that leads to completion of the Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or higher?
Essential: Do you have well-developed communication skills and accepts responsibility for own actions, is proactive and able to demonstrate initiative?
Contact Person Mathilda Burton (Nursing Recruitment)
Contact Number mburton@phcn.vic.gov.au
Closing Date 26/05/2024
Position Description Post-Graduate Nurse Program Mental Health PD (4).p.pdf