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Mental Health Nurse

Job Description

  • Play an integral role in Swinburne’s Health Services team
  • Part-time (0.4), ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus 
  • Attractive salary plus 17% superannuation  

About the Role 
We are seeking a passionate Mental Health Nurse to join Swinburne’s Health Services team and provide holistic care in accordance with the core values of Swinburne University of Technology Health & Wellbeing area. Reporting to the Associate Director Health & Wellbeing Services, you will deliver an advanced level of triage and consultation in a cross-cultural Health & Wellbeing environment and will provide positive health experiences for staff and students at Swinburne University.

As the Mental Health Nurse, you will consult with clients with mental health issues and aim to provide improved access to mental health services and improve outcomes in terms of recovery and relapse prevention. 

The dominant patient population is young adults and is culturally diverse, and the delivery of these services will support the University’s commitment to the retention of students and the successful completion of their studies. The incumbent is required to be flexible in hours to cover practice working hours, which are between 08:00am to 6:00pm.

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

  • Proven clinical experience in patient assessment, management and recent acute inpatient and or community experience.
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviours and ability to manage conflict whilst maintain professional conduct and a resolution focus.
  • Excellent triage skills.
  • High level communication, written and verbal, with demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills with clients, their families and all health care professionals.
  • Proficiency in recording patient care details electronically.


  • Registration with the Nursing and midwifery board of Australian (AHPRA)
  • Competent clinical skills in mental health
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Victorian and National Legislation governing area of practice (e.g. Mental Health Act, Vic 2014)
  • Basic first Aid and CPR certificate

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.  

For further information about this role and to review the position description; please click 'apply' or click onto it at the bottom of the advert.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on  

Applications Close: Sunday, 3rd July 2022 at 5pm.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.   

Diversity and Inclusion
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Vaccination Requirements 
Orders from Victoria’s Minister for Health require all Swinburne workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) 2021 Order (No. 1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.  

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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