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Registered Nurse (Mental Health Inpatient Units) - Wagga Wagga

NSW Statewide, NSW

Permanent Full Time/Part Time


Registered Nurse

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time/Part Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $62,619.5 - $87,926.11
Hours Per Week: Various
Requisition ID: REQ64029
Applications Close: 26th September 2018
Vaccination Category A

The Mental Health units are committed to providing contemporary and innovative approaches to care. The units recognises consumers with mental health issues as experts in their own journey and strives to provide an optimistic and positive approach to care with a focus on collaborative decision making and care planning.

Where you'll be working

Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (WWBH) is one of the busiest rural hospitals in NSW with 300 beds over 40,000 emergency presentations, 1,100 births and approximately 11,000 operations each year.  With the new hospital being built in 2016. WWBH provides medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric, rehabilitation, and mental health acute and sub-acute inpatient services.  Specialties include cardiovascular, gastroenterology, renal medicine, obstetrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry and paediatrics. There is also the provision of a full range of allied health and support services.
Learn more about the benefits and lifestyle of Wagga Wagga

What you'll be doing
The Registered Nurse provides high quality evidence based physical and mental health care to consumers, their families and carers within a recovery and trauma informed care framework.
Provide safe compassionate person centred care through the assessment, risk assessment, care-planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care in collaboration with individual/s and the multidisciplinary team to achieve safe quality care outcomes that meet the goals of the individual within the least restrictive environment. This includes information and education in regard to their legal rights and responsibilities under the Mental Health Act.
Effectively plan safe transfer of care plans in collaboration with the consumer their family or carers, the multidisciplinary team, community mental health team (CMHT), Non-government providers and other agencies.

What we are looking for
  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), with demonstrated evidence to meet the NMBA's Registered Nurse standards for practice and meet the NMBA approved standards, codes, guidelines and frameworks commensurate with the position.
  • Demonstrates continuous quality improvement with the ability to: comprehensively conduct assessments; develop a plan for nursing practice; provide safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice; and evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice.
  • Demonstrated competencies in and/or knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in caring for individuals and their family in the specific area of employment.
Please refer to the Position Description for the essential requirements and full selection criteria. All criteria must be addressed in your application.
Additional Information
  • This recruitment process includes pre-employment Online Safe for Work screening.
  • Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia.  For more information, please see
  • If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009.  All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Sherylyne Rosengren on

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.