Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Nursing & Midwifery
Functional Expertise
Mental Health
Salary Type
AUD $55.35 - AUD $72.31
Job ID

Job Description

Experience the best of coastal living with this Community Mental Health Nursing contract. You'll be located in the mid-west region, and working as part of a small multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.

Enjoy mild, pleasant winter days ideal for relaxing on beautiful beaches or exploring nearby islands known for world-class snorkeling and fishing experiences. Alternatively, dive into the town's rich culture with visits to historical memorials and art galleries, or enjoy local festivals and events including live music and opportunities to sample local produce.

Base Rate: Up to $72.31/hour | Penalties: Up to $180.78/hour (public holidays) | Plus additional benefits | Start Date: 1st July 2024 | Duration: 12 weeks


  • Provide person-centred, evidence-based nursing care, promoting positive health outcomes.
  • Take responsibility for clients' end-to-end case management - assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating their care alongside the clients and the wider multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Provide crisis intervention and support.
  • Coordinate care and support services.
  • Educate individuals and their families/support networks about mental health.
  • Engage in community outreach and awareness.
  • Advocate for individuals' needs within the healthcare system.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and reporting.


  • Current AHPRA registration.
  • A minimum of 2 years' recent mental health nursing experience within a community role.
  • Australian working rights (sponsorship options are not available for contract work).
  • Experience of working within the Australian healthcare system.
  • Well-established skill set in mental health and risk assessment, with strong crisis management skills.
  • Ability to build a rapport quickly.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Experience of using the Psolis system is highly desirable.
  • Post-graduate qualifications are highly desirable, and will equate to additional pay.


  • Competitive base rates, up to $72.31/hour.
  • High penalty rates.
  • Superannuation.
  • Advanced salary packaging options.
  • Accommodation & travel provided and arranged on your behalf.
  • $500 Verus education allowance, supporting you to progress your career and continue to develop as a nurse.
  • Genuine and supportive recruitment & compliance consultants to support you every step of the way.