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Permanent Full Time
Werribee Mercy Hospital
Position Summary


The Dual Diagnosis Nurse provides recovery orientated care based on evidence-based practice to people presenting to the Werribee Mercy Hospital with alcohol and/or other drug related problems.

The primary role of the dual diagnosis specialist nurse is to provide treatment, consultation, advice and referrals to clients presenting to the Werribee Mercy Hospital with alcohol and other drug related problems, with consideration for any co-morbid mental health disorders.

The nurse will provide primary assessments and then short periods of care co-ordination to support clients into longer-term treatment programs.

  • Full time hours offered within the Werribee Mercy Hospital Emergency Department



  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse.
  • Works as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Works to provide quality, client-focused dual diagnosis treatment
  • Successful completion of a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program or a post-graduate psychiatric / mental health nursing qualification.
  • Successful completion of post graduate Drug and Alcohol training or working towards
  • Demonstrated time management skills, commitment to ongoing education and training
  • Recent prior experience in mental health and drug and alcohol
  • High standard of care
  • Commitment to quality improvement



Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development. 

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.



Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include: 

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and have a zero tolerance of any form of child abuse.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Position Description
Dual Diagnosis Clinician WMH PD.pdf
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.
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