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Registered Nurse - Mental Health, Perinatal - Shepparton

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
  • VACID17567
  • Permanent, part-time 48 hours per fortnight
  • Flexible hours, no weekends
  • Hourly rate up to $52.50 depending on experience
  • Wide range of training and resources provided
  • Comprehensive orientation and learning package
  • Financial relocation assistance/ hospital accommodation for the first two months

Up to one in five expecting or new mothers will experience perinatal anxiety or depression. Affecting around 100,000 families across Australia every year. Left untreated, it can have a devastating impact on parents, partners, baby and the rest of the family. In the worst cases, lives can even be put at risk.

The Perinatal Emotional Health Program (PEHP) provides early intervention for women experiencing perinatal mental health problems. The aims of the service include to reduce stigma, increase access to mental health care, improve continuity of care, and include mental health care as part of normal care for women in the perinatal period.

Based in Shepparton and working in mainly the northern region catchment area you will provide outreach both to consumers’ homes and to community clinics. Conducting mental health assessments, treatment planning, brief interventions and assertive follow up to women in the perinatal period presenting with mental health difficulties, or who have identified as at risk of experiencing high prevalence perinatal mental health problems.

As a senior clinician you will contribute to community mental health planning and play a vital role in providing consultation, support and up-skilling primary care providers, midwives, antenatal clinic staff and maternal child health nurses in identification, assessment and management of perinatal mental health problems.

Key Selection Criteria: (please address this in your application)

  • Commitment to the GV Health Values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Ethical Behaviour
  • Registered Nurse with AHPRA and endorsed postgraduate studies in mental health
  • At least five years post registration experience in the provision of evidence based mental health care
  • Experience in the developing and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • High level of understanding and experience in working with women and babies in the perinatal period
  • Experience in the provision of secondary consultation
  • Satisfactory National History Criminal Check & Working with Children Check


  • Understanding of infant mental health

Greater Shepparton boasts a diversity of cultural, outdoor and sporting activities seldom found anywhere else. Located only two hours north of Melbourne and one hour from the Murray River, the area features magnificent food and wine, glorious weather and all the attractions and activities you could imagine in a regional city. Along with no traffic, affordable housing and good education opportunities this is a great place to live.

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) is a government funded NFP and our allied health and nursing program provides a no fee, end-to-end recruitment and support service within rural and regional Victoria. Rural health professionals will be supported by a RWAV Regional Support Officer and can apply for CPD grants bursaries, workforce scholarships and relocation grants. Visit www.rwav.com.au.

How to apply

To apply for this position, send your resume and selection criteria responses to screeningahn@rwav.com.au, using the subject line: Registered Nurse - Mental Health, Perinatal - Shepparton application via EthicalJobs, or call 03 9349 7800 for a confidential chat. 

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