Mental Health Nurse


  • See the difference you can make, through the work you do
  • Work at one of the leading places where new ideas can come to life and impact lives
  • Feel motivated and driven by the scale and dynamism of everything happening around you

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

About the organisation

UNSW Heath in the Wellbeing Pillar of PVCESE consists of the UNSW Health Service, Psychology and Wellness (including Mental Health Connect) and a Health Promotion Unit. It provides a comprehensive health, Mental health and wellbeing service to all students at UNSW, Kensington. The focus of this service is a holistic comprehensive care model across all clinical disciplines with the extra support of health education via our Health Promotion Unit. It also has an occupational and Public heath role.

The campus population swells to around 50,000 a day and is culturally diverse. The service provides 100-200 consultations daily and is open Monday to Friday. 

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

About the role

As the Registered Nurse you are an integral member of the nursing team, providing holistic nursing care in accordance with the core values of The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Health Service. On a day to day basis you will be responsible for the provision of coordinated clinical care for people with mental health disorders who present in General Practice. You will have an important role communicating with the UNSW Psychology and Wellness team and the Psychiatrists working in the Health Service. The aim of the position is to provide improved access to mental health services and improve outcomes in terms of recovery and relapse prevention.

Qualifications, requirements, and experience

  • In line with safety and wellbeing obligations, UNSW requires all employees in UNSW Health Services be fully COVID-19 vaccinated (or have a relevant exemption). UNSW will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made regarding COVID-19 vaccinations that affect our workforce
  • ACMNH credentialed and must be registered with the Nurses Board of NSW
  • Proven experience in patient assessment/case management/individual and group therapy/meditation/recent acute inpatient and or community experience
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviours/proficiency in recording patient care details electronically
  • Must be registered with the Nurses Board of NSW
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills of contemporary nursing practice
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, their families and other members of the general practice team
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Close date: 11:55pm Sunday 5 December

Point of contact: 

Kim Symons


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