Mental Health Services

Positions available

We have a large number of opportunities across our mental health services, please apply through our Mental Health Pools below. 

Registered Nurse - Mental Health Pool
(various locations)
Enrolled Nurse - Mental Health Pool
(various locations)

These recruitment pools are for permanent full time, permanent part time, fixed term full time, fixed term part time and casual appointments at:

  • Graylands Hospital
  • Selby Older Adult Mental Health Services
  • Osborne Park Older Adult Mental Health Services
  • The Frankland Centre / Dryandra
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Mental Health Services
  • The Inpatient Relief Pool
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital Mother and Baby Unit (RN only)
  • Adult community (various locations, RN only)

To ensure your application is expedited, please ensure you have the contact details of two referees (one of whom must be a supervisor or manager) and inform them they will be contacted to provide a reference.

If you have any queries about joining our team or the application process, please email us at


We are currently recruiting for State Forensics Mental Health Services and the Inpatient Relief Pool.

State Forensics Mental Health Services

The Frankland Centre, as part of the State Forensic Mental Health Service, assesses and cares for people who come from the courts, prisons and the community. The centre is a 30-bed forensic hospital co-located on the Graylands campus site. The multidisciplinary service works in partnership with the Department of Justice and other health providers. There are three wards within the Frankland Centre - Acacia, Banksia and Caesia - where patients are admitted according to their care needs. There is also an open ward – Dryandra - on the Graylands campus for patients with medium to long term rehabilitative needs.

Inpatient Relief Pool

The Inpatient Relief Pool is a wonderful opportunity that offers staff experience across different sites and specialities within NMHS Mental Health, including forensics, older adult mental health, HECS (Hospital Extended Care) and acute adult inpatient. The pool consists of permanently employed registered and enrolled nurses who have the same rights, entitlements and employment conditions as other permanent NMHS Mental Health employees. The Inpatient Relief Pool is an excellent option for those who:

  • Would like to gain experience in various clinical areas
  • Would like to develop knowledge and experience in a variety of mental health specialities
  • Would like flexible rostering
  • Don't know which site to choose.

Staff members in the pool are able to list their preferred site(s), which is taken into account when allocating sites for each roster period.


Employee benefits

  • Friendly and supportive working environment
  • Professional development programs and continuous learning supported through our specialised Centre for Nursing Education (CNE) and underpinned by our Centre for Nursing Research (CNR)
  • Various sites to choose to work from
  • Paid study leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Paid parental leave
  • Relocation assistance * (max benefits and eligibility criteria apply)
  • Rostering flexibility * (flexible work and leave arrangements will vary across the health service according to work service requirements and demands)

Find out more about employee benefits.


Nursing Professional Practice Model

Come and join our dynamic team, which is supported by our Nursing Professional Practice Model, which focuses on providing exceptional and inclusive patient-centred care, based on our values of respect, integrity, care, innovation and teamwork.

Our Nursing Professional Practice Model focuses on the following:

  • Displaying kindness, compassion and empathy.
  • Maintaining accountability and professionalism.
  • Promoting inclusivity, diversity and equality.
  • Fostering leadership.
  • Encouraging wellbeing and self care.
  • Leading quality and safety.
  • Promote life long learning.


Professional nursing registration requirements

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is a requirement for employment with the NMHS as a nurse.

To establish whether you will be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia you should contact the NMBA (external site) directly.

Overseas applicants must obtain NMBA registration prior to a visa being approved by the Department of Immigration.

Newly qualified registered and enrolled nurses

Last Updated: 18/03/2024