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Director of Nursing (Mental Health)
• Be recognised – Make a difference in this supportive and deeply rewarding role
• Be challenged –Take on the challenge of this new leadership opportunity
• Be your best – Lead the way in recovery oriented mental health service delivery and co-design of service systems
• Be the heart of Barwon Health – Join a dedicated team at Victoria’s 2014 People in Health Award Winner!
About the facility
Barwon Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (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 excellent internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.
MHDAS is entering a new phase of co-design of our service system with people who access our services and our wider community. This will build on our nationally recognized unique cultural approach to the challenges of recovery oriented service delivery to redesign our service system.
About the role
This is a new role developed to provide contemporary and systematic psychiatric nursing governance and leadership across Barwon Health. The role is operationally accountable for the Mental Health Acute Unit and ensuring psychiatric nursing services are high quality and evidence based. In particular this role will have a focus on promoting nursing research, education and training.
To be successful in this role
• You will be innovative and passionate about evidence based best practice which upholds the principles of recovery based practice.
• You will be able to drive a research and evaluation agenda for nursing practice
• You will be an inspirational leader with the ability to create positive workplace culture.
• You will be an experienced, insightful leader who is prepared to challenge your own thinking and motivate others.
• You will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
• You will be able to think critically and quickly analyse and interpret data to achieve results.
About the culture
MHDAS have a history of embracing innovation and driving best practice. We strive to work in partnership with people who access our services, their families and friends, staff and the wider community to provide high quality care. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and throughout the community.
Barwon Health staff benefits
• Flexible working arrangements
• Professional development
• Access to employee wellness facility
• Salary packaging
• Social club
• Our Commitment to Child Safety
• Be our future Barwon Health Strategic Plan
• Aboriginal Employment Plan
If you are a passionate and innovative leader who shares our vision apply today.
At Barwon Health we celebrate and harness diversity, and consider it a competitive advantage. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
Recruitment agencies should note that Barwon Health does not accept agency resumes. Barwon Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies.
Reference #, 148944
Location, Swanston Centre
Key Contact, Jennifer Black 0437 848 345
Closing Date, 05/03/2017
For further information, click here or telephone the Key Contact Person listed above.
Position Vacant: Mental Health Nurse
Central Queensland Rural Health (CQRH)
Allied Health Services Program
Gladstone Region, Queensland
Salary: $62,724 - $81,117
Central Queensland Rural Health is seeking an enthusiastic Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker to establish a unique role across the communities within our region. You will have a relevant qualification and credentialing from a recognised tertiary institution and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
You will be responsible for establishing and providing Mental Health Services based in General Practice Surgeries whilst developing and conducting programs with an educational, supportive or therapeutic focus.
Your primary role will be to integrate Mental Health education and treatment by referring and collaborating with General Practitioners, Medical Specialists and other health professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team in the primary care setting.
You will adopt a primary health care approach to Mental Health service delivery through developing and maintaining relationships with other health service providers located in the communities where they provide services. You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with professional organisations and other organisations potentially or actively requiring Allied Health services.
You will have wide-ranging knowledge of Mental Health and the management of children and adults with the ability to keep abreast of and evaluate current knowledge and trends.
You will be able to demonstrated high level of responsibility and initiative, ability to cope with and instigate change and organisational ability and have an understanding of teamwork and the health service delivery process within Queensland and Primary Health Care service provision models in Queensland.
· A supportive and dynamic work environment
· Professional learning and development opportunities
· The chance to really make a difference
· Salary Packaging
· An autonomous, self-directed position
· Clinical scope to provide holistic mental health services
Applications close Friday 24 February 2017.
Job Ref: 609265 - Clinical Nurse
- Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Service, Whyalla
- Indicative Total Remuneration: $82,599-$107,147 – Temp F/T (up to 30/06/2020) – RN/RM2
You will provide community mental health services to individuals, families and groups of consumers in the Whyalla and Outreach communities as a member of the Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Team. Applying your professional knowledge, you will provide written and verbal advice on the results of intervention and be involved in all facets of the direct client service delivery process. You may be required to act as a consultant to other service providers on Mental Health issues, assisting consumers and their families through the journey of recovery alongside government and non-government service agencies. Accepting accountability for your own practice standards and activities delegated to others, you will contribute to the guidance and development of less experienced staff.
Being part of Country Health SA means you will be supported both personally and professionally, can take advantage of education and training opportunities, will have access to flexible working hours and be part of an inter-professional approach to holistic health care.
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. You must be enrolled in an approved Mental Health course or hold a qualification in Mental Health practice. With demonstrated experience in working with mental health consumers and carers within a recovery oriented framework, you will possess sound knowledge of contemporary mental health nursing and health care issues. You will work well within a multidisciplinary team environment and possess effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications close: 10 February 2017
For further information and to apply, please visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 609265
Contact: Marion Hall
08 8644 5130
Position Vacant: Clinical Nurse Educator (517905)
Mental Health Services
THS Launceston, Tasmania
Salary: $89,493 - $94,204 p.a. plus relevant allowances, superannuation and access to salary packaging
The Tasmanian Health Service seeks a self-motivated mental health nurse with substantial experience in mental health education who is committed to supporting and further developing a high quality service in a supported environment under strong leadership. If this sounds like you and you wish to work for an organisation that values ongoing professional development in teams that are collegiate, supportive and multidisciplinary then read on.
We have a strong focus on succession planning, positive collaboration with our community especially the community sector organisations and vital links with the University of Tasmania where teaching and research opportunities in mental health and nursing can be pursued.
You will be responsible for coordinating the clinical education programs of the Mental Health Service in Northern Tasmania whilst providing some inservices and other activities to strengthen the utilisation of evidence based practices and recovery principles. You will offer superior interpersonal skills and will actively contribute to enhance service delivery to our client group across community and inpatient settings.
While this position offers you a challenging and rewarding work experiences, it’s not all work and no play. Life in Tasmania offers an enviable lifestyle with affordable real estate, a better climate than you would think, 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.
- 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
For more information and to apply, visit http://careers.jobs.tas.gov.au/cw/en/job/994967/clinical-nurse-educator-517905
Applications close Friday 10 Feb 2017
Vacancy No: 517905
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.
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.
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.