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Transition to Mental Health Nurse Program 2021

Mercy Health


The Transition to Mental Health Nurse Program is an integral part of Mercy Health’s Commitment to develop our future workforce and as such, we welcome Registered Nurses to join our team to provide compassionate and responsive care to people in need.

Our programs are designed to support whilst making the transition from Registered Nurse to Mental Health Nurse within a supportive and welcoming environment. The aim is to promote educational opportunities to Registered Nurses as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills. This is a structured program with a comprehensive orientation, paid professional development days, and clinical supervision which are supported by a dedicated learning team. Successful completion of the program will result in two-subject credits towards the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing at RMIT or The University of Melbourne.

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

  • Part Time Fixed Term Contract for 52 weeks
  • 64 Hours per fortnight
  • Commencing in February 2021
  • Positions located at Werribee Mercy Hospital, Clare Moore Building


  • Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Minimum 12 month clinical experience in an acute setting
  • A desire to complete a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing


Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) 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.


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. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

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.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and have a zero tolerance of any form of child abuse.

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. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please click Apply Now and contact us on the details provided.

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