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Job Ref: 613272 - Nursing Co-Director, Mental Health Services

• Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Glenside Campus
• Temp F/T (up to 1/1/2022) – EXA


As a joint director of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Mental Health Services, you will work in partnership with the Clinical Director Mental Health to provide strategic and operational leadership, governance and direction for nursing services within Mental Health Services. Utilising your wealth of clinical knowledge and experience, you will be responsible for leading the development and ensuring the effectiveness of systems to support, evaluate and continuously improve nursing practice, patient care and healthy work environments.

As a Service Co-Director, you will be jointly responsible for the development of service plans and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), along with the management of a significant Services budget within delegations of authority. A key driver for the work performed over the next three years will be realignment of services to support the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glenside Campus and Community services in line with the SA Health Care Plan, as well as facilitating the State’s Mental Health reform agenda.

You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. In addition, you will have postgraduate qualifications in nursing, health services management, health administration or human services.

With demonstrated extensive experience at a senior management level in a health care organisation, you will be skilled in mental health practice and in managing and leading complex projects through to deployment and evaluation. Your success in this role will be determined by your ability to articulate a vision, and engage and unify the nursing community across an Area Health Service.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications close: 9 June 2017

For further information and to apply, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 613272

Contact:

Linda Weger

08 7117 0090

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Footprints in Brisbane Inc.

Mental Health Nurses in Brisbane North (MHNiB)
Part- time and Full-Time Positions
12-month Fixed Term Contract

Footprints in Brisbane Inc. Is a well-regarded not for profit community-based organisation located in Newstead, Fortitude Valley and West End providing a range of programs to people who are older, have a disability, experience mental illness, are homeless and are financially/socially disadvantaged.

Footprints is seeking suitably qualified mental health nurses for the Mental Health Nursing in Brisbane North (MHNiB) program. This program is for adults with a severe mental illness and complex health issues who primarily receive their mental health care from a GP or community-based psychiatrist. The program is available to people living in the Pine Rivers and Brisbane North regions. This position will work in collaboration with the person’s GP or psychiatrist to provide them with clinical care coordination and treatment services.

We offer a competitive salary package, the opportunity to salary sacrifice and an established, supportive and friendly work environment.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us by 9 June 2017, please assume that your application has not been successful. We thank you for your time and interest in our organisation).

For more information about how to apply and the Position Description and Key Selection Criteria please go to our website www.footprintsinc.org.au to discuss this role further please contact:-

Keryn Fenton
Manager, Mental Health Programs
(07) 3252 3488
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Please note that applications will not be accepted without addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close 9 am Monday 29th May 2017


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Program Coordinator (OT3, SW3, P3, RPN4)

 

* Reference number: 12375

* Based at: Port Phillip Prison

* Commencement date: August 2017

* Full time ongoing

* Great supportive team environment

* Great salary packaging conditions

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

On the 10th September 2017, Forensicare will become the provider of specialist Forensic Mental Health (FMH) Services at Port Phillip Prison. This includes the 30 bed psychosocial rehabilitation unit, known as "St Paul's Unit", responsible for providing clinical support to three observation cells on the unit, specialist consultations to the Outpatient Service and after hours crisis assessments to Prisoners at risk.

About the role:

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of evidence-based, therapeutic programs on St Paul’s Unit. The role is crucial in assisting the service in maintaining the delivery of high-quality therapeutic interventions to the patients on the unit, as well as triaging and assessing referrals to the program, maintaining a waiting list and responsibility for program evaluation.

Duties:

* Research, develop and coordinate evidenced-based therapeutic programs, including (but not limited to) programs targeted at mental health recovery, foundational skills (e.g. group skills, mindfulness, interpersonal skills, etc), pre-treatment readiness and recreational programs.

* Coordinates the delivery of therapeutic programs through a rostering system to ensure sustainable delivery of therapeutic programs by the multidisciplinary team.

* Plans a schedule for program delivery to ensure ongoing structured days for patients.

* Identify individual patient needs and program readiness when considering allocating patients to individual and group programs.

* Identify the patient groups needs and service gaps when implementing the therapeutic programs timetable.

Qualification, skills and experience:

* Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist.

* Port Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent; OR

* Approved degree in Occupational Therapy; OR

* Approved degree in Social work and eligibility for Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) membership; OR

* Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent, OR Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent. Endorsement or eligibility for endorsement by AHPRA, in the areas of clinical psychology and forensic psychology.

* A minimum of seven year’s experience working within a mental health setting.

Benefits

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

* Great salary packaging conditions

* Excellent leave entitlements

* Postgraduate scholarship programs

* Ongoing training and full orientation

* Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: staff gym, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke-free environment.

Applications close: 22nd May 2017

Contact Gemma Plummer – Senior Project Lead on +61 466 518 215 for more information.

To view a copy of the position description and other relevant information please visit our website at www.forensicare.vic.gov.au 

 

 


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Mental Health Nurse

 

* Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2

* Ref number: 12359

* Multiple part time and full time opportunities available

* Commencement date: August 2017

* Based at: Port Phillip Prison, Dohertys Road, Truganina VIc

* Great salary packaging conditions

* Full orientation and ongoing training

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

On the 10th September 2017, Forensicare will become the provider of specialist Forensic Mental Health (FMH) Services at Port Phillip Prison. This includes the 30 bed psychosocial rehabilitation unit, known as "St Paul's Unit", responsible for providing clinical support to three observation cells on the unit, specialist consultations to the Outpatient Service and after hours crisis assessments to Prisoners at risk.

About the role:

The Mental Health Nurse delivers care within a custodial setting, practicing within a recovery framework and using sound judgement to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and maintain a high standard of patient care. This position works with a multidisciplinary team to provide care and facilitate recovery using evidence-based treatment approaches and participation in the delivery of therapeutic programs.

Duties:

* Demonstrate initiative in the delivery of nursing care.

* Apply the recognised nursing competencies and psychiatric nursing standards of practice.

* Competently undertake a case management role for allocated patients.

* Use a range of therapeutic communication skills in individual and group contexts to promote the health of patients.

Qualification, skills and experience:

* Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent

* Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychiatric Nurse

* Previous experience working within a custodial setting would be an advantage

Benefits

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

* Great salary packaging conditions

* Excellent leave entitlements

* Postgraduate scholarship programs

* Ongoing training and full orientation

* Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: staff gym, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke-free environment.

Applications close: 22nd May 2017

Contact Gemma Plummer – Senior Project Lead on +61 466 518 215 for more information.

To view a copy of the position description and other relevant information please visit our website at www.forensicare.vic.gov.au 

 


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Mental Health Nurse

 

* Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3

* Reference number: 12372

* Part time and full time opportunity available

* Commencement date: August 2017

* Based at: Port Phillip Prison, Doherty’s Road, Truganina, VIC

* Great Salary Packaging conditions

* Full orientation and ongoing training

 

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

On the 10th September 2017, Forensicare will become the provider of specialist Forensic Mental Health (FMH) Services at Port Phillip Prison. This includes the 30 bed psychosocial rehabilitation unit, known as "St Paul's Unit", responsible for providing clinical support to three observation cells on the unit, specialist consultations to the Outpatient Service and after hours crisis assessments to Prisoners at risk.

About the role:

The Mental Health Nurse delivers care within a custodial setting, practicing within a recovery framework and using sound judgement to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and maintain a high standard of patient care. This position works with a multidisciplinary team to provide care and facilitate recovery using evidence-based treatment approaches and participation in the delivery of therapeutic programs.

Duties will include:

* Delivery of high quality care coordination, ‘At Risk’ assessments and provision of individual and group programs

* Take an active role in clinical review processes and team meetings, offering and providing support for other clinicians and services.

* Coordinate, delegate and lead the nursing team in the delivery of day to day patient care

Qualification, skills and experience:

* Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent

* Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychiatric Nurse

* Previous experience working within a custodial setting would be an advantage

* Demonstrated comprehensive risk assessments skills and ability to plan and implement risk management plans.

Benefits

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

* Great salary packaging conditions

* Excellent leave entitlements

* Postgraduate scholarship programs

* Ongoing training and full orientation

* Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: staff gym, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke-free environment.

Applications close: 22nd May 2017

Contact Gemma Plummer – Senior Project Lead on +61 466 518 215 for more information.

To view a copy of the position description and other relevant information please visit our website at www.forensicare.vic.gov.au 

 


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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS – Open Minds (Two opportunities)

* Leading not-for-profit mental health provider

* Seeking a director with a clinical or allied health background

* Seeking a director with broad strategic human resource experience

Open Minds provides high-quality mental health, disability and employment support tailored to the individual needs of each person. At the heart of Open Minds’ work is a commitment to working alongside people; focusing on strengths, individual achievement and recovery.

From its head office in Brisbane and operations across Queensland and northern New South Wales, Open Minds assists over 2,300 clients each year. The independent fundraising arm of Open Minds, the Wattle Foundation, is embarking on an exciting program to establish Wattle House which will provide comprehensive support to current and former service men and women.

Open Minds is a registered charity and governed by a board of non-executive directors with a diverse range of skills and experience. His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, is the Patron of Open Minds.

Like many providers in the disability sector, Open Minds is undergoing a period of transition given the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider and well positioned to meet the transformation and opportunities presented by the NDIS.

In this context, the board wishes to recruit two non-executive directors who have a genuine interest in the work of Open Minds. The skills sets being sought are as follows.

* A clinical or allied health professional - potentially a clinical psychologist, registered mental health nurse therapist, social worker or health professional - with significant mental health experience providing support or clinical services to clients/patients in a health/psychiatric facility.

* A professional with experience in strategic human resource management, organisational development, and industrial relations. Previous board experience will be highly regarded for this role.

Candidates from south-east Queensland and northern NSW are sought.

Directors are remunerated by way of a base annual fee plus an additional loading for those directors who also chair a board committee. To apply for this position, visit www.directorsaustralia.com/directors-register, click on “Position Search”, select role before clicking on “View Selected” and then “Apply Online”.

Alternatively, for further information about the positions please contact Glee Mitchell on 0417 065 408 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 19 May 2017.

 


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Clinical Nurses or Occupational Therapists/Psychologists/Social Workers (Mental Health Workers) – Acute Care Team, Mental Health and Specialist Services, Southport, Robina and Ashmore, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

About the role

Provide mental health assessment, treatment and care planning to people across a variety of settings on a continuous roster in the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS). Care is delivered through the application of evidence based best practice within an integrated mental health service environment from a multidisciplinary team focus.

Requirements of the role

  • It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough) and Hepatitis B.
  • Clinical Nurse - Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Certified copies of relevant qualification and registration must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager, prior to the commencement of clinical duties.
  • A Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent is a mandatory qualification for this position. A minimum of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma within a relevant specialty area is highly desirable. Where the successful applicant does not currently hold a relevant post-graduate qualification, commitment to completion of post-graduate study within an agreed timeframe is expected and will form part of the performance review process.
  • Registered nurses working within Mental Health are to be credentialed through the College of Mental Health Nurses, or be prepared to work towards a credential in mental health nursing within an agreed period of time.
  • This position requires effective computer skills or the ability to acquire computer skills relevant to the role in a short timeframe.
  • Professional affiliations related to the specialty are highly desirable.
  • Occupational Therapist - The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification in occupational therapy. Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Psychologist - The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification in Psychology. Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and full registration with Psychology Board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Endorsement or approval by a State or Territory Board to practice as a supervisor and Membership with the Australian Psychological Society is highly desirable.
  • Social Worker - The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification in Social work. It is a mandatory requirement for all social work positions that the candidate is eligible for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Eligibility is dependent on the candidate having completed a university level Social Work degree accredited by the AASW, and that the candidate does not have any other outstanding professional competency or ethical issues or complaints known to the AASW which may preclude membership to the association.
  • Overseas qualified Social Work candidates require a “certification of eligibility” letter from the AASW to confirm their eligibility for membership to the AASW. Overseas qualified applicants must include such evidence with their application to be considered for short listing in the selection process.
  • Appointment or eligibility for appointment as an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner under the Mental Health Act 2000 is highly desirable.
  • This position requires effective computer skills and typing skills or the ability to acquire computer and typing skills relevant to your role in a short timeframe.
  • This position requires the incumbent to operate a government vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required.
  • This position may be required to work across the GCHHS.
  • This position will be required to conduct home and community visits throughout the GCHHS.

 

We offer fabulous employee benefits including

• Permanent full time (five positions)
• A base salary ranging from $67,036 - $89,935 p.a.
• Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
• 17.5% annual leave loading
• Salary packaging
• Employee Assistance Program
• Work/life balance, variety and flexibility
• And much more!

About the unit
The Acute Care Team (ACT) is a specialised mental health service who seeks to deliver care and support that respects the individual’s rights, preserves their dignity, and promotes recovery and inclusion.
The ACT aims to provide a service that acknowledges an individual’s strengths and abilities, and is welcoming, accessible, responsive, collaborative and safe.
The team’s role is to be the first point of contact for the GCHHS Mental Health Service to provide education, support, information, advice and referral. The ACT is a mobile assertive outreach crisis response team that offers a range of short-term options tailored to meet individual needs in the community, which may also include acute care in the immediate post discharge phase of an inpatient admission.
The ACT is committed to providing a service that is empathic, courteous and able to develop positive relationships with people in crisis, founded on hope and recovery.

About Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Gold Coast Health provides public health care services to more than 500,000 people living in one of Australia’s most desired lifestyle destinations – The Gold Coast. With its world-class beaches and hinterland, emerging cultural scene, national sporting teams, several universities and family-friendly atmosphere, the Gold Coast offers unmatched lifestyle opportunities.

With an annual operating budget exceeding $1.2 billion, Gold Coast Health oversees more than 1000 beds across three hospitals, as well as a wide range of community facilities and services. We deliver world-class patient care and by talking to any one of our 6000 employees, you will see why!

How to apply
Apply for this role by going to https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au and submitting a resume and covering letter addressing your suitability to the role by Thursday, 18 May 2017.

Job Ad reference: GC240258

Please note: no third party applications will be accepted.

Enquiries: Luke Lindsay (07) 5667 2000

 


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Mental Health Nurse Vacancies

Cobar NSW
Bourke NSW
Walgett NSW

NSW Outback Division of General Practice LTD

The NSW Outback Division of General Practice (NSW ODGP) is a health service provider working to improve the health of people living in the outback shires of Cobar, Bourke, Brewarrina, and Walgett. NSW ODGP currently has the following
full time Mental Health Nurse vacancies and is looking for enthusiastic professionals to join the organisation and contribute to our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in north western NSW. The NSW ODGP manages a
variety of health contracts focusing on early intervention and prevention of disease, chronic disease management, mental health care, healthy lifestyle programs and health promotion.


The Mental Health Nurses will work within the ODGP MHNIP program based upon an innovative model of care and collaborative service framework involving Local Health District Mental Health Services, General Practice and Aboriginal Health Community controlled services. The MHNIP positions will be working directly with General Practice led multidisciplinary teams in both mainstream GP and Aboriginal Medical Service settings as well as undertaking brief clinical placements with the Local Health District Mental Health services to strengthen the Stepped Model of
Care.

If you’re looking to join a dynamic organisation with ideas, exciting networks within the health and academic sector, innovative community partnerships, a commitment to quality and a determined agenda to deliver sustainable health outcomes for the bush; send us your CV and application to join a not-for-profit NGO and make a difference.

The NSW ODGP vacancies for full time Mental Health Nurses are based in the following locations. It is desirable that the Mental Health Nurse is MHNIP Australian College of Mental Health Nursing (ACHMN) credentialed or at a minimum committed to achieving ACMHN’s credentialing within the first year of service.


Highly attractive salary packages (based on CNC rate - $94,000 to 98,000 plus leave loading and superannuation) will be paid according to qualifications and experience and will be in line with the relevant modern awards. As a public benevolent health organisation, NSW Outback Division of General Practice Ltd employees are entitled to an attractive salary packaging component or remuneration.


Covering the towns Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Cobar, Goodooga, Collarenebri and villages of
Opal Fields & Grawin, Enngonia, Weilmoringle, Louth, Nymagee, Angledool, Wanaaring & Tilpa

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm Friday 2 June 2017
For more information and an application pack containing: guidelines for applicants,
position specifications and position description please contact:
Sharnie Everton, NSW Rural Doctors Network on 0249 248 000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Address: 28 Oxley Street, PO Box 10, Bourke NSW 2840. Phone: 02 6872 4777, Fax: 02 6872 4888

 


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Clinical Nurse Consultant - Clinical Lead – Community Mental Health

Mental Health Services - North Tasmanian Health Service Launceston, Tasmania

Salary: $91,283 – $96,088 p.a. plus superannuation, allowances and access to salary packaging

Please note: Applicants may be eligible for a Community Mental Health Multi-disciplinary Allowance

This is a Clinical Lead position in the Adult Community Mental Health Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team. This position offers diversity, autonomy and the opportunity to join and provide leadership to an innovative and dynamic multidisciplinary team. Applicants drawn to these positions will utilise evidence based practices and recovery principles, be self-motivated and offer superior assessment and interpersonal skills. You will be required to contribute to the functioning of the team and to enhance service delivery to our client group. We are looking for someone who enjoys a breadth of activities within a specialist mental health service providing specialist crisis assessment, treatment and assertive case management, clinical and professional supervision and intersectoral liaison and consultancy with other agencies and community sector organisations.

We offer:

* Challenging and interesting work around clients with complex needs

* A supportive and dynamic work environment

* Continuous professional learning and development opportunities

* Excellent career advancement and training opportunities throughout the THS

* The chance to really make a difference

* Salary Packaging

While this vacancy offers you a diversity of work experiences, it’s not all work and no play. Life in Tasmania offers an enviable lifestyle with affordable real estate, stress-free commuting, quality education system and all the services you would expect. Add to this the convenience of being only an hour from Melbourne and easily accessible world heritage wilderness and pristine beaches on your doorstep; with us, you can have it all.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Andrew Adam by calling (03) 6777 4103 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Applications close Wednesday 17th May 2017.

Vacancy No: 504925

To view the full Statement of Duties and to apply visit www.jobs.tas.gov.au 

 

 


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EOI for the appointment of a Director to the

Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria

 

Expressions of interest are sought for the appointment of an additional ACMHN representative to fill a vacant director position on the Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria (NMHPV).

The NMHPV was established in 2006 and is an independent support service for nurses, midwives and students of nursing and midwifery who experience health issues related to their mental health or substance use concerns.

Along with the existing Victorian case management model, in operation since 2006, the NMHPV is now funded in partnership with Turning Point, to provide ‘Nurse & Midwife Support’, the recently launched national telehealth support service for nurses, midwives and students, nationwide.

As of April 2017, the ACMHN has taken on a membership role with the NMHPV and as such is required to nominate an ACMHN member as Director to the NMHPV Board.

 

To be eligible for appointment to the NMHPV Board a person must be:

• A qualified and practicing nurse, registered with AHPRA;

• Melbourne based;

• Knowledgeable and experienced working in the areas of organisational Quality & Risk Management;

• Experienced working in and with the healthcare system, with a demonstrated ability to successfully engage and work alongside stakeholders;

• Available to attend 10 Board meetings a year.

Previous Board experience would be preferred.

 

The nomination should include:

• A brief CV;

• A short statement outlining your suitability for the appointment as Director to the NMHPV.

If you are interested in nominating to be on the Board as a director of the NMHPV please send the required nomination documentation (as noted above) to Kylie Pryde on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, the 9th of May 2017.

Please contact Kim Ryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

 


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Senior Mental Health Nurse – RPN 6

Mental Health Services Division

The Mental Health Services Division (MHSD) of South West Healthcare provides a recovery focussed, family oriented mental health service using innovative approaches to community-based and client centred service delivery. Working closely with the families and carers of consumers, the Division provides extensive services across all age groups and embraces diversity in south-west Victoria.

The South Western Region of Victoria serviced by MHSD covers approximately 26,000 square kilometres, with a population exceeding 110,000. The region is characterised by a major population centre in the City of Warrnambool, larger provincial centres, and numerous smaller townships. Warrnambool is a vibrant, growing coastal regional centre, located 262 kilometres from Melbourne, a popular choice for those opting for a ‘seachange’ in life.

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced professional to join our Mental Health Service in the role of Senior Mental Health Nurse. This is a full-time role, however, part-time applications will be considered for this permanent position for the right candidate.

Reporting to the Director, Mental Health Services (or delegated Deputy) the primary focus of this pivotal role is mental health nurse education, training and development across the service. The role will also provide professional supervision and support to mental health nurses to facilitate effective delivery of quality clinical services and increased knowledge and skills within the Mental Health Division.

The successful candidate will have extensive skills and experience in a variety of mental health settings, a thorough understanding of recovery principles and practices, and proven ability to work in a team based multi-disciplinary environment. Demonstrated capacity in providing leadership and education within mental health, the ability to coordinate development programs and experience in providing clinical supervision are required.

Registration in the Register of Nurses of the NMBA, together with a minimum post graduate diploma qualification in psychiatric/mental health nursing or completion of a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program is essential. Post graduate qualifications in Advanced Nursing and workplace training and assessment qualifications are also desirable.

A position description is available at our website under Careers and for specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Karyn Cook, Director, Mental Health Services on (03) 5561 9100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 14 May 2017. Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.


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Clinical Nurse Consultant (Mental Health - Lavender Mother Baby Inpatient)

Lavender Mother Baby Unit, Mental Health and Specialist Services, Southport, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

 

About the role

Provide clinical leadership and expertise at an advanced practice level for the provision and coordination of evidence-based patient care in accordance with organisational goals.

Clinical Nurse Consultants demonstrate a broad knowledge of professional nursing skills, and are accountable and responsible for their own clinical practice. They are able to function in more complex nursing situations, while providing support and direction to the inter-disciplinary team.

 

Requirements of the role

* Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Certified copies of relevant qualification and registration must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager, prior to the commencement of clinical duties.

* It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine-preventable diseases during their employment: [measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough) and [hepatitis B].

* A Bachelor of Nursing or Midwifery or equivalent is a mandatory qualification for this position.

* A Masters qualification within a relevant area is highly desirable. Where the successful applicant does not currently hold a relevant post-graduate qualification, commitment to completion of post-graduate study within an agreed timeframe is expected and will form part of the performance review process.

* Registered nurses working within Mental Health are to be credentialed through the College of Mental Health Nurses, or be prepared to work towards a credential in Mental health nursing within an agreed period of time.

* Experience in senior midwifery positions within a relevant specialty is highly desirable.

* This position requires effective computer skills or the ability to acquire computer skills relevant to the role in a short time frame.

* This position may be required to work across Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

 

We offer fabulous employee benefits including

* Permanent full time position

* A base salary ranging from $107,804 to $117,037 p.a.

* Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution

* 17.5% annual leave loading

* Salary packaging

* Employee Assistance Program

* Work/life balance, variety and flexibility

* And much more!

 

About the unit

Provide efficient and responsive mental health nursing care and coordination of evidence-based consumer care at an advanced level in accordance with organisational goals, within the Lavender Mother Baby Inpatient Unit, Mental Health and Specialist Services.

The Lavender Mother Baby Inpatient Unit provides specialised inpatient based multidisciplinary mental health services and focuses on the treatment of mothers with acute and significant/complex perinatal psychiatric conditions, for mothers up to 12 months post-partum. Mothers and their non-ambulatory infants may be admitted.

Model of care is aligned with the state wide model of service for Mother and Infant services, consumer focussed and encourages consumer, carer and family participation. The model of care provided supports the principle, that where ever possible, the mother is the principle carer for her infant.

 

About Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Gold Coast Health provides public health care services to more than 500,000 people living in one of Australia’s most desired lifestyle destinations – The Gold Coast. With its world-class beaches and hinterland, emerging cultural scene, national sporting teams, several universities and family-friendly atmosphere, the Gold Coast offers unmatched lifestyle opportunities.

With an annual operating budget exceeding $1.2 billion, Gold Coast Health oversees more than 1000 beds across three hospitals, as well as a wide range of community facilities and services. We deliver world-class patient care and by talking to any one of our 6000 employees, you will see why!

 

How to apply

Apply for this role by visiting Smartjobs and clicking on the “Apply” button and submitting a resume and covering letter addressing your suitability to the role by Thursday, 11 May 2017

Job Ad reference: GC238973

Enquiries: Thazin Pyone (07) 5687 8301

Application Kit: https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au

 

 


 

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Ref no. 19548: Registered Nurses – Mental Health

Looking for your next opportunity in Mental Health Nursing? Join the team at Peninsula Health!

• Dynamic, progressive and innovative public hospital network

• Full time or part time hours available

• Flexible rostering

Position Summary Peninsula Health is one of Australia's most progressive and innovative public health networks. We are seeking experienced Registered Nurses with Mental Health qualifications and experience to join us on the Mornington Peninsula. This is your chance to work in Victoria's leading Community, Emergency and Adult Acute Mental Health departments.

The Peninsula Health Mental Health Service is committed to the principles of Recovery - Orientated Practice. It aims to provide timely and equitable access to a quality service, and actively supports and encourages consumer and carer participation in all aspects of planning and delivery of mental health services.

Key Responsibilities

• Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document comprehensive nursing care within the area in accordance with best practice and Peninsula Health values.

• Ensure the safety of the public, patients and staff in relation to the provision of a safe environment from both OH&S and Infection Control Perspectives.

• Assist in the orientation of new staff and the supervision and instruction of students.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit https://peninsulahealth.org.au/nursingcareers and forward you current resume and covering letter for consideration

Contact: Madeline Mooney

03 9784 2702 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 


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If you are a mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs clinician committed to providing a high quality service in a supported environment under strong leadership, we want you.

  • Clinical Nurse NG6 - Drug and Alcohol Brief Intervention Team
  • Court Liaison Officer – NG7 (CNC) / HP4 (OT, SW, Psychologist)
  • Rockhampton Adult Mental Health (HP3 OT, SW, Psychologist / NG6)
  • Emerald CYMHS (HP3 OT, SW, Psychologist /NG6)
  • Biloela Adult MH (HP3 OT, SW, Psychologist /NG6)
  • Rockhampton Acute Care Team (HP3 OT, SW, Psychologist /NG6)
  • Rockhampton AODS – Rural Team (HP3 OT, SW, Psychologist /NG6)
  • Gladstone Intake/Assessment Team – Clinical Snr (HP4 OT, SW, Psychologist /NG7)

In return you will work in an expanding service with opportunities in many different areas of mental health and addiction clinical service delivery, and for an organisation that values ongoing professional development in teams that are collegiate, supportive and multidisciplinary.

We have a strong focus on succession planning, vital links with Central Queensland University and positive collaboration with our community.

But it is not all about work. Teams have great social networking and are a social, close-knit group after hours. They enjoy the lifestyle and attractions across Central Queensland and provide a stable backbone for this great service. You can find out more about the lifestyle http://www.cqhealthjobs.health.qld.gov.au/about-cq-health/life-in-cq

The expanding clinical settings across our health service includes:

  • New 8 bed Older Persons Mental Health Inpatient Unit;
  • New 20 unit Mental Health Community Care Unit – Sub-Acute transition to independent living;
  • Drug and Alcohol Brief Intervention Team working in an innovative Emergency Department model;
  • Adolescent Mobile Youth Outreach Service;
  • Recently expanded Prison Mental Health Service and Court Liaison Service; and a
  • Newly announced 20 bed Step Up Step Down facility for Gladstone.

We have two staff educators who facilitate a Transition to Mental Health Practice course, Hearing Voices Workshops, peer supervision and a range of other professional development opportunities.

If you are interested there are also teaching and research opportunities at Central Queensland University in key mental health disciplines of nursing, occupational therapy, social work and psychology.

We are a recovery oriented serviced that values consumer and carer input, with well documented Models of Service that clearly articulate processes and what we stand for.

For a confidential discussion and comprehensive position description please contact Jade Mortlock on (07) 3230 0032 / 0407751228 or email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 


 

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Expression of Interest: South Western Sydney PHN

Are you a mental health nurse with an interest in providing an exciting, dynamic and mobile range of services in the areas of Liverpool, Fairfield and Campbelltown in South Western Sydney?

South Western Sydney PHN are looking to hear from accredited Mental Health Nurses that are interested in being part of a mobile service that will have a focus on the following population groups:

  • People with mental health issues experiencing homelessness, accommodation issues and sustaining tenancy
  • People transitioning from adolescent to adult mental health services
  • People with a mental illness currently involved in the justice system

While these groups represent a focus of the mobile service within the region, the scope of the services that could be provided will not be limited to these areas.

Additionally MHNs involved in this mobile service would be expected to partner and develop relationships with GPs, other allied health providers and mental health NGOs to ensure that effective and integrated approaches to people’s mental health care are offered.

To find out more or express your interest please contact Chris Jones on 4632 3066 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

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Assistant Directors of Nursing – Adult and Older Persons Mental Health, Mental Health and Specialist Services, Southport and Robina, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

There are two permanent fulltime and the two roles currently available as outlined below:

• ADON of Adult and Persons Inpatient Mental Health Services based at Robina Hospital
• ADON of Adult and Older Persons Community based at Ashmore and Palm Beach Community Mental Health


The Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible and accountable for the overall planning, coordination, formulation and direction of policies relating to the provision of evidence based clinical care, development of partnership models and strategies to support undergraduate and post-graduate education and research in the workplace in addition to the provision of human and material resources for a clinical division, an assigned number of clinical units, or Hospital and Health service-wide.

The ideal candidate

To help us to achieve our vision of using innovation and a patient centred approach to deliver world class care, these role will be required to develop, implement and evaluate quality improvement, risk management and research initiatives to promote innovation and use of evidence-based practice to facilitate optimal patient care.

The ideal candidates will possess expertise in human, material, financial and resource management including coordinating the formation of unit business plans and service profiles that maximise the focus on efficient and effective resource management.
These roles have a strong leadership focus, and will provide excellence in leadership and effective people management. Commitment and promotion of initiatives that help our workforce to strive for excellence, fostering an environment of working together, empowering our people and service our community is essential to success in this role.