Mercy Health Graduate Program – Mental Health

  • Mercy Health offers a 52 week Graduate Nursing and Mental Health Program. Mercy Mental Health Program is a dynamic, expanding, multidisciplinary service that provides specialist care for adults experiencing mental illness in the areas of Maribyrnong, Hobson's Bay and the Wyndham area.

    Mercy Mental Health Graduate Programs include;

    • Graduate Nurse Program –Mental Health
    • Graduate Occupational Therapist Program
    • Graduate Social Work Program

    Aim of Program:

    Graduate nurses are an integral part of Mercy Health's commitment to develop our future nursing workforce and as such we welcome graduates to join our team to provide compassionate and responsive care to people in need. Our Graduate Nurse Program is designed to support graduates making the transition from student to registered nurse within a supportive and welcoming environment. The program aims to promote educational opportunities to graduates as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills. This is a structured program with a comprehensive orientation, paid professional development days, and debriefing sessions which are supported by the learning team, resource nurses and clinical nurse educators.

    Overview of Program:

    Graduates are contracted to work 0.8 EFT for 52 weeks commencing in January - February 2018
    The program offers 2 x 6 month rotations for Nursing - Mental Health Nursing Graduates

    Clinical rotation offered may include: 
       - Inpatient Mental Health Unit
       - Community Care Unit
       - Community Mental Health

  • At the successful completion of the Graduate Nurse Program you will be provided with credit points towards a post-graduate diploma in Mental Health Nursing with Select Universities.

    Life at Mercy Health after the graduate program

    Mercy health prides itself on learning: "our strength is our people we passionately support personal and professional development".

    Post completion of the graduate program opportunities exist for a further 12 month consolidation program in speciality areas.

    We also conduct and offer Post Graduate programs with a range of affiliated universities

    Graduate Support and Development

    • Hospital and program orientation
    • Supernumerary time at commencement of each rotation
    • Clinical support is provided by the learning team and preceptors in the clinical areas.
    • 11 paid Study Days
    • Internal supernumerary rotations

    Application Process:

    1. 1.  Applicants must register with the PMCV Computer Match and rank Mercy Health in their preferences.  For further information log onto:
      2.  All applications must include the following documents
      •     o Mercy Health Application for Employment Form
            o Letter of application stating preferred hospital location, areas of clinical interest, preferred rotations, rationale for choice and future career plans
            o Curriculum Vitae, including any relevant experience and past clinical rotations
            o Three (3) referees (a minimum of 2 clinical referees and 1 work referee) including their professional title, place of work and both email and phone contact details
            o Certified copy of academic transcripts to date (including 'key to results')
            o Two (2) recent certified, acute clinical appraisals   
            o A passport size photograph 
        3.  Applications for all campuses must be forwarded to:
      •      Ms Jody Hill, Graduate Program Lead
             Werribee Mercy Hospital
             300 – 310 Princes Highway
             Werribee VIC 3030
      • Applications must be received by COB Friday 21 July 2017
      • Late applications will not be accepted

    Please note: Successful applicants are required to provide a current police record check and working with children check prior to commencement

    Information Sessions

  • Information sessions will be held at both the Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women.

    Mercy Hospital for Women Heidelberg

    Tuesday 6th June 20171700 – 1900

    Lecture Theatre Level,
    163 Studley Road, Heidelberg

    Wednesday 14th June 20171700 – 1900 Lecture Theatre Level,
    163 Studley Road, Heidelberg

    Register at:  (Heidelberg Campus)


  • Werribee Mercy Hospital

    Monday 19th June 20171700 – 1900

    Seminar Room Learning Precinct
    300 Princess Highway Werribee

    Wednesday 21st June 20171700 – 1900

    Seminar Room Learning Precinct
    300 Princess Highway Werribee

    Register at: (Werribee Campus)


  • For further information or queries in relation to your application please contact:
    Ms Nicole Perry 
    Mental Health Clinical Nurse Consultant 
    Ph. (03) 8734 1550

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