Graduate Program – Mercy Mental Health

NB: This program does not appear in PMVC Computer Match. You must apply directly to the Graduate Program
If you are interested in a Mental Health Graduate Year Program where you can:
PWork in a friendly supportive environment.
PLearn in a rapidly growing and developing mental health service which has both city based and city fringe locations.
PEnjoy the support of qualified educators and experienced preceptors.
PDevelop clinical skills and experience in bed based and community services.
PParticipate in a well supported program with 18 paid study days.
PGain credit points at University for the post graduate program.
......... then you should choose Mercy Mental Health for your graduate program.
This Graduate Program offers nursing and allied health graduates an innovative and comprehensively supported year.
Clinical rotations through bed-based and community teams are combined with 18 study days to ensure new graduates develop strong foundational skills in all areas of mental health clinical practice.
Number of Positions
4 nursing graduates and at least 1 occupational therapy graduate are selected for the graduate year program.
Additional allied health graduates are selected when positions become available.
 Overview of the program
 Thorough orientation on commencement and at change of placements
-     18 paid study days
-     Clinical rotations in bed-based  services
-     Supernumerary rotations in acute and rehabilitation community services.
-     A clinical skills development program that ensures a high level of expertise.
-     Regular clinical supervision in addition to the support provided by preceptors and educators.
-     Credit points at university for the post graduate Diploma in Mental Health.
Our flexible program is tailored to the individual needs of each graduate to ensure they develop from a 'novice practitioner' to a competent and effective member of the mental health care team.
Support and guidance is available from the Graduate Program Coordinator, Clinical teachers, Unit Managers and preceptors/ registered nurses who have a broad range of clinical experience
Part time Position 9 days per fortnight (72 Hours)
Please Note: This graduate program placement for 2012 will be confirmed before Thursday 22nd September 2011, prior to the final date from withdrawal from completion of the Computer Match process.
Application Process
·  DO NOT apply through computer match for this program
  • Mercy Application For Employment click here
  • Letter of applications
  • Plus CV to include all 2nd & 3rd yr placement
  • A copy of two recent clinical placement appraisals (one must be a psychiatric clinical appraisal and one must be a medical/surgical
  • A certified transcript of all results (including 'key to results'),
  • Names, addresses and contact numbers of two clinical referees
  • 250 word statement outlining your reasons for applying for the Graduate Program - Mental Health at Werribee Mercy Hospital.
Closing date for all applications Friday 29th July 2011
Application Address
Applications are to be directed to:
Eve Wasiek, Administrative Services Manager
Mercy Mental Health
PO 2083 Footscray
Vic. 3011
Information Sessions
 Information sessions will be held at both Footscray and Werribee on the following dates:
Footscray - Saltwater Clinic Level 1 Footscray Plaza building
Cnr Albert & Paisley Street Footscray. Ph 99287444
 Thursday  June 9th 4pm-5pm Saltwater
Werribee Mercy Hospital – room TBA
Thursday 7th July 4pm-5pm SR Werribee Mercy Hospital  
To confirm call 99287466 at least 3 days prior to the session.
Susan Mc Donald Ph: 9928 7466     
Dianne Hawthorne Ph: 9928 7482             email