Mental Health Registered Nurse


Who We Are

Medibank’s Garrison Health Services (GHS) delivers a national integrated healthcare service to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).  The GHS team manages and coordinates over 1100 on-base primary healthcare experts, providing access to seamless quality healthcare to over 80 000 uniformed ADF personnel from point of injury or illness to recovery.

The Opportunity

We are looking for permanent part time and casual Mental Health RNs to join our teams on-base across Victoria, these vacancies may have the opportunity to lead into permanent full-time positions.   The locations of our Victorian sites include Albury, Puckapunyal, Hastings, Laverton, Sale, Melbourne and Watsonia.   This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door with our Garrison Health Services in a civilian based role.  Working in an incredibly rewarding environment treating an active and unique patient population. 

As a Mental Health Registered Nurse you will be required to perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks including but not limited to:

  • Initial intake assessment;
  • Suicide risk assessment;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Case formulation and treatment planning;
  • Counselling interventions;
  • Care coordination;
  • Group psycho-education; and
  • Records management in accordance with professional standards and relevant Defence health policies and standards.

About You

In order to obtain a Baseline Security Clearance, you will hold Australian citizenship (please note permanent residency is not accepted).   

Other mandatory criteria includes:                       

  • Full and unconditional registration in Australia with AHPRA;
  • A minimum of 2 years post graduate experience within the previous 5 years in a range of mental health settings using evidence informed interventions including comprehensive mental health assessment, medication monitoring, relapse prevention, care coordination and case management, individual counselling, and group therapies;
  • Knowledge of relevant state/territory policies and procedures governing mental health practice;
  • Demonstrated understanding of consumer focus in clinical practice.

Please note: your CV will need to demonstrate this for your application to progress

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