About Barwon Health
Formed in 1998 Barwon Health, based in Geelong, Victoria, is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing the full spectrum from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care and serving up to 500'000 people in the Barwon south west region. Barwon Health –
Make the move to Geelong
The City of Greater Geelong covers 1245km2 with a contrast of landscapes including urban, country and coastal. Only 75 kilometers outside Melbourne CBD, Geelong has become a popular tourist destination. Elements of the region includes a bustling city centre framed by water which includes the multi-award winning waterfront, the Bellarine Penninsula, the Barwon River that runs through the region and it is also the gateway to the world-renowned Great Ocean Road. Geelong is the home of Barwon Health with 22 sites across the Geelong region.
Have you considered a career in Mental Health?
Barwon Health’s Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and drug & alcohol issues, and their families. Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients. For our current vacancies please click here: https://bit.ly/3DgvyZq
Meet Rachel - Registered Psychiatric Nurse
“From my graduate year in 2016 to my primary role as ANUM role at the Swanston centre, Barwon Health MHDAS has supported my career development in many ways. I have had the opportunity to act in the RPN4 Clinical Nurse Specialist and RPN5 Nurse Unit Manager positions. Furthermore, I have been supported to train as an ECT Psychiatric Nurse, and am currently on a 6 month secondment with MHDAS Education as a RPN4 Psychiatric Nurse Educator. This was only ever made possible because Barwon Health MHDAS fosters an environment that seeks to develop the potential in its employees. This is what I love about Barwon Health MHDAS, there are so many opportunities within the service that you can involve yourself in to continue your personal growth and self-development as a clinician. If you are motivated and driven, Barwon Health MHDAS will provide the support and guidance necessary to allow you to climb as a professional as high as you’re willing to reach.”
From the beginning to the end - there will be many highs and lows. We are the heart of a living, breathing organism that never sleeps, fueled by respect, commitment, compassion, accountability and innovation. These walls are veins flowing with thousands of people dedicating their lives to making a difference. We are not superheroes, we are people doing a superhero's work. Making lives better because we care.
Are you a Consultant Psychiatrist?
Meet Emma a Medical Intern at Barwon Health
Emma made Barwon Health her first choice because of the exceptional GP program and coastal lifestyle available within the Geelong region.
You are welcome here
We harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.