Mental Health Nurse - Jervis Bay, NSW

Job No: RDN865
Location: Jervis Bay, NSW

Mental Health Nurse

Shoalhaven Family Medical Centre

Jervis Bay, NSW


About Life in Shoalhaven

Located approximately two hours south of Sydney via the Princes Highway, the city of Shoalhaven includes Nowra, Vincentia and the famous Jervis Bay. Home to more than 92,000 people spread throughout the 125km area, this city is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors keen to scuba dive, hike national parks and watch dolphins and humpback whales from some of the 109 beaches that stretch along its coastline.

The Shoalhaven is famous for its laid back and relaxed lifestyle and is a popular choice for retirees and holiday-makers alike. With a wealth of activities and burgeoning arts and music scene, Shoalhaven represents an attractive location for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the work/life balance of a sea-change.

About the Opportunity

Shoalhaven Family Medical Centres have an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse (Credentialed or non Credentialed ) to join their team based in the Shoalhaven area.

More specifically, this will involve (but is not limited to):

  • Providing and coordinating clinical services for patients with severe mental health disorders;
  • Conducting periodic reviews of patients' mental health states;
  • Providing information and education to patients on physical healthcare;
  • Monitoring and managing patient medication, as well as its administration;
  • Arranging access to interventions from external health professionals; and
  • Providing a range of other integrated mental health care services as required.

To be considered for this role, you must be a Registered Nurse (Div 1) with APHRA registration and credentialed with The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. Nurses who have extensive experience in Mental Health will also be considered, combined with an understanding of the needs and requirements of general practice and an interest in community/mental health. Candidates with previous experience in a community-based nursing role will be considered favourably.

Shoalhaven Family Medical Centres are seeking applications from mature-minded and professional candidates with exceptional interpersonal skills. You'll consider yourself a 'team player' and work well in a collaborative environment. An articulate and personable individual, you'll be able to confidently communicate with families, patients and medical professionals of all levels — from adolescents to elderly patients and Psychiatrists to GPs. Importantly, you'll be highly organised, and be able to complete your practical and administrative duties accurately and on-time, with minimal supervision. 

A good level of computer literacy is a key requirement for this position. Candidates with skills in using Best Practice software will be considered favourably. Additionally, you must have a CPR certificate (or eligibility to obtain) and current driver's licence.

A key requirement is that you'll perform your duties at one or more of Shoalhaven Family Medical Centres' practices being: Basin View, Culburra Beach, Vincentia and Worrigee Medical Centres. This includes cover for other staff members' leave, sick days, or for additional training. 

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About the Benefits

Current Credentialed Mental Health Nurses in this role enjoy highly attractive remuneration (based on four day, 38 hour week) — and you will too! You'll also enjoy a fantastic level of flexibility in your work with negotiable working days.

Additionally, you'll be joining a supportive and professional team that is dedicated to providing first-class care to the community. With ongoing professional development supported by Shoalhaven Family Medical Centres, you can be confident that this is a role in which you'll cement your career as a Mental Health Nurse.

Working alongside other Credentialled Mental Health Nurses, you'll also benefit from peer support including regular monthly meetings which will count towards your Credentialing or re-credentialling!

Shoalhaven Family Medical Centres offer a friendly and welcoming work environment, with regular social events and BBQs. Enjoy working regular hours of 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and take advantage of the work/life balance this idyllic beach location affords! Part-time hours will also be considered.

If you're ready to further your career as a Mental Health Nurse within a welcoming and supportive environment — Apply Now below


The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) may be able to assist you with your move to rural practice through our Rural Workforce Grants. We can provide funding assistance for Site Visits and Relocation Assistance for applicants relocating from a less rural location. 

RDN also administers the Health Workforce Scholarships Program (HWSP). Working to support the upskilling of rural allied health professionals, nurses, dentists, doctors and Aboriginal health workers, HWSP can support up to $10,000 for approved courses and further study.

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