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Mental Health and Addiction Clinician’s (Vacancy No: HAW02657)

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

Due to growth and demand within Hawke's Bay District Health Board, our mental health and addiction services are looking for registered clinicians to join our talented teams.

Mental well-being is one of the most valuable business assets. Workplaces that prioritise mental health have better engagement, reduced absenteeism and higher productivity, while people have improved well-being, greater morale and higher job satisfaction. Hawke's Bay District Health Board recognise this and value our staff with a strong emphasis on working together in a collaborative effort to provide a leading edge service to our community.

Who are we? Take a look into our organisation by following the link here -

Why work for us? Just ask Andrew McGarrol - Associate Clinical Nurse Manager - Community Mental Health

'I feel privileged to be working in an integrated service where addictions and mental health fit under the one umbrella. It's truly amazing to work in a multidisciplinary team that fosters skills, knowledge and passion for supporting our whanau who need it. The ability to walk the same path or even having different viewpoints can create a bubble of innovation to continually improve in what we do. This is evident with our service improvements of Home Base Treatment, Central Coordination Service and Recovery groups. This all fits in a model of care that will be refined over time.'

We would want to hear from you if you are a mental health:

  • Psychologists
  • Mental Health and/or Addiction Clinician's
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Nurse - Mental health
  • Occupational Therapists - Mental health
  • Family Counsellors - Mental health

Hawke's Bay is a region with a number of communities who really need our help, and the HBDHB is absolutely determined to improve the lives of those residents.

You could be joining us from another region or an urban area, and you'll certainly find a good life in Hawke's Bay, if you like sunshine, the outdoors, stunning scenery, and a great lifestyle.

If you are interested in having an in-formal discussion with us about the opportunities within our District Health Board then please email your resume and cover letter or contact Lauren Hickey on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To make an application and view the Position Profile please visit our web site:

To view the full position description and to APPLY NOW, click here


TAS health service

Clinical Nurse Specialist (524497)

Tasmanian Health Service

Mental Health and Statewide Services
Mental Health Hospital in the Home

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (524497) vacancy.

Salary: $86,186 to $90,191 pro-rata per annum

in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Agreement) 2016

Vacancies: Fixed term, multiple full-time and part-time shift work (fully rotational) positions, working up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible until 30th June 2021. 


The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) – Mental Health Hospital in the Home (MHHITH) will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies. The CNS – MHHITH will:

  • Be a clinical expert in the area of practice and act as a clinical resource for nursing, medical and allied health staff in the management of consumers with complex mental health needs, working with other members of the multidisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive care within the designated area of practice.
  • Provide intensive home-based care to all consumers of the service.
  • Initiate, develop, implement and evaluate clinical policy, care guidelines, quality improvement and research activities in accordance with contemporary best practice to improve consumer outcomes.
  • As a senior clinician within the MHHITH team, provide intensive home-based care to consumers of service, which includes comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, active, therapeutic engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments, ongoing psychotherapeutic work using arrange of modalities and techniques, and consults and collaborates with other involved in care.
  • Provide orientation, supervision and support to all nurses within the team and coordinates student nurse placements.

To find out more about these exciting opportunities, please contact Louise Megson on (03) 6166 6312 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply for this role, please go to Applicants are asked to address the selection criteria within the Statement of Duties.  Please click the blue Apply Now button to submit your application. 

Applications close: 25 Aug 2019, 11:55pm

Vacancy No. 524497


Mental Health Clinical Nurse (Community Mental Health)

Kirwan Health Campus – The Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Generous remuneration package value up to $113,024 p.a. comprising salary range of $92,239 to $98,769 p.a. (Nurse Grade 6 Band 1), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.

  • Bachelor of Nursing + current AHPRA registration
  • Possession of post-graduate tertiary qualifications in mental health nursing is highly regarded.
  • Credentialed status with the ACMHN is highly regarded.
  • Eligibility for appointment as an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner under the Mental Health Act 2016 would be highly regarded.

Kirwan Community Care Team provides a range of services to consumers in the short, medium and long term. These include: Individual treatment programs, Family interventions, Individual and Group therapy, Psychology services, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinics and Case Management. The Community Mental Health Service provides community based assessment and treatment using case management in the context of a multi-disciplinary team, for people with moderate to severe mental health problems.

The Clinical Nurse will participate as a member of the Mental Health Team in providing comprehensive mental health assessment, case management, intervention or group work as required within a multidisciplinary framework. The position is responsible for ensuring the implementation of individual assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow up, multidisciplinary consultation, liaison with referring agents, discharge planning and evaluation of care using appropriate outcome and data measurement systems.

Contact: Anna Bean 07 4433 9480

Position Reference: TV319549

Closing date: Wednesday 28 August 2019

To view the full position description and to APPLY NOW, click here

Auckland DHB

Clinical Coordinator (NZ registered Mental Health Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers) - Taylor Centre - AUC05876 

Clinical Coordinator

Care and Recovery Team

Taylor Centre Community Mental Health Centre

Permanent / Full Time Position

  • Well established team based in Ponsonby, Auckland
  • Innovative service
  • On-going staff education and support
  • Clinical leadership opportunity

Taylor Centre Community Mental Health Centre provides a range of assessment and recovery focused treatment options for adults experiencing serious mental illness and severe psychological disorders. The Care and Recovery Team provides high quality therapeutic interventions with a strong multi-disciplinary focus. 

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated clinician to share the clinical leadership of our Care and Recovery Teams. Responsibilities include oversight and management of clinical systems and processes, ensuring appropriate review of service user care, suitable workload allocation to the MDT and clinical support and guidance to clinicians. Supporting our service to meet key performance objectives is an important part of the role. 

Reporting to the Clinical Team Leader there will be opportunities to take part in recruitment and retention activities and involvement in service development projects. You will work closely with the other Clinical Coordinators, Lead Clinician and Practice Supervisors in the service.

You will need to be clinically experienced with proven leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively at a senior clinical level with service users, colleagues, mental health service providers, government agencies and the community sector. There will be an opportunity to develop your leadership skills through the ADHB Leadership Development Programme.

We welcome applications from experienced NZ registered Mental Health Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. 


You must be a NZ registered Mental Health Professional with a current APC.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB”.

A full and clean NZ driver licence is essential in this community-based role.

Taylor Centre Community Mental Health Centre is currently based in Ponsonby.

For further information on this opportunity please contact Tim Holdaway (Clinical Team Leader) on +64 21 400 971.


Click here for a position description.

To express interest, please apply online now at to job number: AUC05876.

Closing date: 26 August 2019.

For any other queries or for help with your online application, please contact Jimmy Mathews (Recruitment Consultant) on +64 9 638 0364 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Join the Team at Unit 4 at Dandenong Hospital

  • Outstanding career opportunity to make your mark in Adult Mental Health 
  • Supported pathways to encourage on going education 
  • RPN Required | 10 Shifts per fortnight|  24/7 Rotating Roster Monday-Sunday 

About Monash Health  
Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between, and we have recently opened the new 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital.

About Unit 4 at Dandenong Hospital
SECU (Unit 4) at Monash Health Dandenong is a 50 bed Secure Extended Care Unit that provides medium to long-term inpatient treatment and rehabilitation for people who have unremitting and severe symptoms of mental illness or disorder. We are a large multidisciplinary team with speciality skills that can meet the holistic needs of our patients. Our point of difference is that being a long stay facility, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the journey of the patients and gain the satisfaction of seeing them recover. Working in our diverse geographical area, you will enjoy the challenges of working with the complexities of mental health and making a positive difference every day. 

About You
You are a suitably qualified Mental Health Nurse with excellent clinical knowledge. You are interested in delivering outstanding outcomes for our patients. You are also interested in quality improvement initiatives and will assist us to drive and deliver these. You love mental health nursing because you are passionate about therapeutically using yourself to support your patients’ unique journey to a life inspired by hope and potential. 

Additionally you will possess
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (or working towards to same) or completion of a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program or specialist post basic course of training which led to registration as a Division 3 nurse (RPN ONLY).  

What’s in it for you? 

  • Work in Victoria’s fastest growing corridor in the SE 
  • A supportive learning environment should you wish to undertake Post-Graduate studies
  • Mentorship and Career guidance 
  • Educational support to further your Acute Clinical Skills and expand your knowledge base 
  • Support to attend Conferences and Courses 
  • In addition, as an employee of the largest public health organisation in Victoria, you will receive benefits such as Salary Packaging, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and Employee Assistance Program.

What you need

  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Mental Health Nursing experience 
  • Relevant Qualifications in Mental Health 
  • Focus on Patient-Centred Care  
  • Relevant working visa 
  • Relevant qualifications 

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles. Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made. As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. We are interviewing ASAP so don’t wait until the closing date! Apply Now!

Please note that we can only accept applications via the online Monash Health Mercury system only. Email applications will not be accepted.

Advertising Closing: 23/08/2019

To view the full position description and to APPLY NOW, click here

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QLD/GC317226NG Position Title Clinical Nurse Consultant (Researcher – Mental Health)

Clinical Governance and Innovation, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Southport

Salary ranging from $57.12 - $62.01 per hour

Please note: this position can also be filled by an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Speech Pathologist or Social Worker as per the Role Description.

The Role

A temporary part time opportunity has become available for a Clinical Nurse Consultant (Researcher -  Mental Health) to join the Team at Gold Coast Health (GCH).

This is an exciting opportunity to:

Work in a world-class 10 000-strong health care service

Combine professional advancement, attractive benefits and a Gold Coast lifestyle

Expand your expertise in mental health nursing and research methodology

Apply research findings in contributing to contemporary mental health practice

You will

  • Provide specialised nursing and research expertise to lead research activity and influence clinical process, standards and clinical governance based on research findings including:
  • Utilising high level knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methodology
  • Collecting, collating and analysing large volumes of research data
  • Leading strategic service evaluation of clinical research activities
  • Facilitating the successful integration of research activities and evidence into clinical practice
  • Preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, and targeted reports
  • Fostering collaborative partnerships that enhance research capability

Requirements for the role

Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent

AHPRA registration

Relevant post graduate qualification or commitment to complete such

Credentialed or working toward being credentialed through the College of Mental Health Nurses

Be and remain, vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough) and hepatitis B


  • Career Development
  • Flexible work policies
  • Leave loading
  • Mentoring
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture 

Salary information

Temporary part time (up to December 2019 with the possibility of extension, 38 hrs p.f.)

Base salary ranging from $57.12 - $62.01 per hour

Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution

17.5% leave loading

About Gold Coast Health

Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care

Annual operating budget exceeding $1.3 billion

More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts

Acute and sub-acute care in hospital and community settings

Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle

About Mental Health and Specialist Services

MHSS provide integrated hospital and community specialised mental health assessment and treatment services across the age-spectrum. Our comprehensive model of care is delivered across inpatient and outpatient settings with a continuum of care through acute to continuing care community based services. Services reflect the contributions of a multidisciplinary team approach and aim to be consumer focused and recovery oriented. 

GCH is committed to attracting the right people for our organisation. To help us with this we have developed a Core Capability Framework which defines the skills and behaviours required to perform successfully as an organisation.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button to review the Role Description and submit your application by Wednesday, 14 August 2019.

Job Ad reference: GC317226NG

Please note: no third-party applications will be accepted.




  • Internal / External
  • Reference Number: 24498

Welcome to St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care is a leading health care provider, with private and public hospitals, home nursing and Social Outreach services throughout Australia.

With over 120 years' experience in health care, we have an excellent reputation as a caring, nurturing and supportive employer. Learning is highly valued and there are many opportunities for professional development.

St John of God Pinelodge Clinic, located in Melbourne’s South East, is a 54-bed private hospital offering specialised psychiatric and drug and alcohol treatment and care, with in-patient services, day-patient therapy programs and a community outreach service.

The Position

We have an exciting and diverse opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse (credentialed, or ability to be credentialed) to be involved with Mental Health home visiting and telephone counselling within a therapeutic framework.  As part of our Community Outreach department, you will be a vital part of the service by supporting clients through their mental health journey in regaining their independence while returning to the community from hospitalisation. 

Your responsibilities will include (but not limited to) obtaining and reviewing referrals, arranging and attending telephone or face-to-face appointments in order to appropriately assess and develop treatment plans in conjunction with doctors, patients, and carers.  Your clinical knowledge will also be warmly welcomed to guide and supervise other Caregivers within the Community Mental Health Services team.

This position will be offered on a Permanent basis preferably as Full Time, but will consider applicants seeking Part Time.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A willingness and capacity to embrace the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse.
  • Current Credentialing with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ mental health nursing experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively liaise with referrers and other service providers.
  • Knowledge and application of the relevant Mental Health Act, National Mental Health Standards, ethical principles and legislation governing professional practice.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Full Victorian Drivers Licence.

The Benefits:

  • A dedicated and experienced team environment with supportive leadership.
  • Incredible team of Caregivers, and support from wider hospital teams.
  • Values driven organisation.
  • Strong focus on continuous professional development.
  • Salary Packaging, Employee benefits and discounts.
  • Culturally diverse area located only minutes from the Monash Freeway.

N.B: All applicants must address the Selection Criteria (as detailed on the last page of the Position Description)

St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.

For enquiries about this position, applicants should contact

Helen Mack, Nurse Unit Manager Community Mental Health on 0417 121 874.

Applications Close: COB 21 August 2019

Please visit for further information the position description and how to apply.
Only online applications will be accepted

Auckland DHB

Exciting Mental Health Nurse vacancies - Expression of Interest - AUC05540 

The Auckland region is home to over 1.5 million people; a blend of sophisticated city living and outdoor beauty makes it one of the most desirable places to live in New Zealand. In 2015 the city was rated the third best city in the world in the Mercer Quality of Living survey.

Living and working here has so much to offer! From the best education in New Zealand, exceptional sports, world-class restaurants to a thriving arts and culture scene there is something here for everyone. We welcome your application or initial enquiry whether you are looking at a permanent or fixed term contract and where required we can discuss an appropriate relocation package with you including flights, initial accommodation and transfers.

Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) is one of New Zealand's largest and highly respected public health providers. We've fostered an environment that takes a refreshing approach to the needs of service users, meaning you will see results that reflect positively on your decision to work here. We are committed to a partnership model of care, providing professional supervision and on-going professional development opportunities.

  • Flexible workplace Options (Permanent, Part-time, Full-time and Fixed Term roles)
  • Modern facilities
  • Comprehensive orientation - Professional Development
  • Relocation and Immigration support
  • Great “Auckland NZ lifestyle location”

ADHB has an international reputation and is renowned academically as having Auckland City Hospital as New Zealand’s largest teaching hospital. It has an alliance with the University of Auckland and its Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

We are looking for great nurses with bright ideas to join our Community and Inpatient teams in both Adult and Child & Adolescent Settings.

We currently have vacancies in the following Inpatient Services:

    • Child & Family Unit – Child & Adolescent Inpatient
    • Te Whetu Tawera - Acute Inpatient
    • Fraser McDonald Unit (Mental Health Services For Older People (MHSOP) serves the central Auckland population of adults over 65 experiencing acute mental illness or behavioural or psychological difficulties associated with dementia. There are two distinct teams within MHSOP with an integrated service delivery approach.

The Fraser McDonald Unit is a 15 bed acute admission unit incorporating a high care area)

There are also vacancies in the following Community Mental Health Services:

  • Adult Community Mental Health Centres
  • Care and Recovery Nurses (C& R)
  • Community Acute Service (CAS)

In each of the services and within the Mental Health Nursing speciality at Auckland DHB there are a range of nursing led quality initiatives that you will be actively able to contribute to. The productive programme Releasing Time to Care is one of these led by nurses to improve the functionality on their wards. The implementation of the 6 Core Strategies to reduce seclusion and restraint and creating less restrictive environments has been another priority for the last few years. The nursing team has been instrumental in the progress.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB”.

Click here to read more about the services we are currently looking for Registered Nurses to join.

If you are overseas and want to see if you are eligible for professional registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council, head to:

Registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse) with PG cert in Mental Health Specialty Practice, or RPN / RMN, and a current Practicing Certificate, are essential prior to any appointment to a position however we are happy to work through this process with you.

If you would like to request a position description or have any questions regarding the roles, process, living in Auckland or anything else please email Jimmy Mathews (Recruitment Consultant) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +64 9 638 0364, we are happy to answer any questions that you might have.

To express your interest please go to reference number AUC05540 to make a positive career move.


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Clinical Nurse Consultant, Outreach Support for Children and Adolescents

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 2

Remuneration: $2193.60 - $2237.20 per week

Hours Per Week: 38

An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Nurse Consultant with a strong interest in and commitment to Child and Youth Mental Health to join the very experienced and dedicated Child and Youth Mental Health Service Outreach Support for Children and Adolescents team.

Where you'll be working

The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) Outreach Support for Children and Adolescents (OSCA) Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) position is mobile and works between team offices located in Royal North Shore Community Health Centre, Brookvale Community Health Centre, and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital site. There is the potential to negotiate location at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital site.

What you'll be doing

The CYMHS OSCA CNC provides specialist Child and Youth Mental Health consultation to children and young people receiving care and intervention from the CYMHS OSCA team. 

The CYMHS OSCA CNC is an expert in the field of Child & Youth Mental Health nursing who will provide direct clinical care for children and young people (aged 0 – 18 years) and their families. The CYMHS OSCA CNC also consults on matters relating to the safe and appropriate use of nursing practices for this young person group within the wider CYMHS and LHD context. 

The CYMHS OSCA CNC will ensure that family-focused assessment and care is provided which will involve collaborative care planning with children / young people and their wider family or support network as appropriate. The CNC will assist to co-ordinate liaison with parents, carers, other public or private health practitioners, school counsellors, non-governmental organisations and other relevant services involved in the child or young person’s care. 

In collaboration with stakeholders, the CYMHS OSCA CNC will develop and evaluate quality improvement processes / research projects pertaining to mental health care for children and young people within these settings. The CYMHS OSCA CNC will develop and deliver education and training for stakeholders regarding mental health care of children, young people and families as required as well as participate in CYMHS – wide training provided to the LHD.

Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them
  • Registered Nurse List A with current ‘Authority to Practice’ with at least 5 years full time equivalent post registration experience, with at least 3 years full time equivalent experience in child and youth mental health nursing.
  • Post graduate Masters Level qualifications relevant to this area, for example Child and Youth or Child and Adolescent Mental Health, evidence of significant progress in completing, or a willingness to enrol
  • Demonstrable high level clinical experience and leadership, competency and expertise in child and youth mental health nursing including experience in provision of triage, risk and broader psychosocial assessment and management of children, young people and their families where the young person has an acute OR severe and complex mental health problem
  • Demonstrable experience and competency in the development and delivery of educational resources and programs including advanced verbal and written communication skills and advanced computer literacy and information technology skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills and experiences as acting as mentor and providing consultancy support to nurses and other health professionals and clinical supervision
  • Demonstrable experience and ability to initiate and lead evidence based nursing clinical practice development and a commitment to the concept of continuous Quality Improvement Programmes
  • Current NSW Driver’s License 

Further information

  1. Candidates will need to meet the selection criteria in the Position Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Jane Retalic on 02 9485 6155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications Close: 14 August 2019

For further information and to apply, visit and search for REQ113534

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Clinical Nurse Consultant (Team lead)

The Kirby Institute

Medicine, UNSW

Reference 496491

  • Work in one of the leading research-intensive Universities in Asia-Pacific
  • Opportunity to take part in worlds 1st clinical trials for impulsive behaviours
  • Contribute to the community for a greater cause
  • Based in Mount Druitt, NSW 
  • Full time (35 hours) 12 month fixed term
  • Salary: $104K-$120K + 9.5% Superannuation and leave loading

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic, the Kirby Institute now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections.

The Kirby Institute is conducting a study (ReINVEST) through the Justice Health Research Program on men with impulsive behaviours. To facilitate the study, we are looking for a Senior Nurse who will act as a Team Lead/Consultant in carrying out the clinical trials on men with impulsive behaviours in a designated area of NSW, in this case Mount Druitt. The study will look at the implication of medications to reduce the violent or aggressive behaviours in male offenders. This involves recruiting men from local courts and community correction centres. You will work with a small team and manage the studies covering Mount Druitt, Liverpool, Campbelltown and surrounding suburbs as required. From time to time, you may be asked to cover locations in the Central Sydney area (including Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Burwood).

As a Team Lead you will be responsible for overseeing the clinical study as well as be involved in the participant enrolment and running the trials. You will plan and develop study specific processes, documentation and resources. This will involve conducting assessment and monitoring including comprehensive psychiatric assessment, physical examination and completing all study tools. You will ensure that the studies are conducted according to ICH-GCP requirements set out by NHMRC as well as TGA guidelines on Good Clinical Practice. Staff mentoring and providing support to the other Team leaders is also a part of your role. 

The position will involve direct contact with male offenders on a daily basis as well as other stakeholders such as interaction with Legal Aid, Magistrates, Police, Private Legal Practitioners, Community Corrections Staff and Prosecutors. Hence, possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills together with the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds is essential to the role.   

To be successful in the role you will have the following attributes:

  • Qualification as a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychologist, or Clinical Psychologist with a current licence to practice from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with minimum five years post graduate experience in mental health
  • Masters’ Degree in a mental health related field, or equivalent (or currently enrolled)
  • Experience in leading a small team and contributing to the training of other staff members
  • Experience in conducting clinical research and demonstrated experience in screening and clinical management of offender and experience working in community correctional facilities or in a similar setting
  • Clinical experience dealing with violent offenders or aggressive clients with proven clinical assessment skills, with a track record of comprehensive mental state examinations
  • Have an understanding of psychometric tools used to assess impulsivity and personality disorders and knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP)

You should systematically address all the selection criteria in your application.

Contact: Lee Knight

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T: 0431 057810

Applications close: 11.00 PM 14 August 2019

To view the full position description and to APPLY NOW, click here

Find out more about working at UNSW at

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity


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Due to business growth, HealthWISE is recruiting suitable candidates throughout our NSW service region. We are looking for Rural Mental Health Clinicians with a person-centred approach who enjoy working autonomously, but who will also contribute readily to our team.

  • Use your experience inMental Health to make a difference in our region
  • Salary Sacrificing benefits available
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Generous Professional Development budget
  • Paid supervision
  • Rural location with many services available
  • Supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Established, value-focused, Not for Profit Organisation

HealthWISE is a value-led organisation. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.

Senior Mental Health Clinician – Primary Mental Health Access and Referral Service. Part-time

The Senior Mental Health Clinician will support the development and implementation of a regional primary mental health access & referral program in the New England North West. This role will facilitate clinical assessment and triage of mental health referrals and ensure an integrated and inclusive approach which supports the provision of appropriate levels of care. 

We are inviting applications from experienced and suitably qualified applicants with current AHPRA Full Registration or AASW membership. 

Mental Health Worker – Primary Mental Health Access and Referral Service Part-time

The Mental Health Worker will be responsible for receiving and processing primary mental health referrals and allocating to appropriate providers. This will also include ensuring referred clients are linked into appropriate services if not eligible to access the commissioned services. Given that this is a newly established service, the role will also actively participate in activities that inform triage processes, resources and workflows.

We are inviting applications from experienced and suitably qualified applicants with Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing or Diploma in Mental Health or Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Rural Mental Health Clinicians - various positions full-time and part-time

This position requires experience and a genuine interest in rural primary mental health care and will provide services across rural communities including residential aged care facilities. Services will be provided in a hub and spoke model from offices located in Armidale, Glen Innes, Inverell, Moree, Narrabri, Tamworth and Gunnedah.

We are inviting applications from experienced and suitably qualified applicants with current AHPRA Full Registration or AASW membership. 

For information on any of the above positions, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Anne Galloway on 02 6766 1394.

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Registered Nurse - Adult Mental Health 

  • Permanent Full Time and Permanent Part Time positions available - Monash Medical Centre Clayton
  • Experienced Mental Health Registered Nurses
  • Outstanding career opportunity to make your mark in Mental Health in a supportive and passionate team

About P Block – Acute Adult Inpatient Unit at Monash Health

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.

P Block, is a 31 Bed unit which sits within the Adult Bed Based Service under the Mental Health program. The service provides Short term inpatient management and treatment during an acute phase of Mental illness, through until management within the community is a safe option. With the provision of a range of therapeutic interventions and programs, both patients and families are able to learn about the impact of illness and explore ways to better manage within their environment with coping strategies as they move toward recovery.

About the role

We are excited to announce that we are seeking a Registered Nurses to join our Adult Inpatient Unit at Monash Medical Centre Clayton.

The successful candidate will lead by example and is committed to team work, respect and collaboration in providing excellent and accountable high quality service delivery for all patients and their families/carers. The new incumbent will be well supported whilst innovating and contributing to Transforming Care initiatives that being introduced across Monash Health.

The Nursing team actively supports the vision of the organisation and work under the guidance of the iCARE values to ensure a high standard of service provision which is primarily focused on client recovery.

  • There are permanent, Full and Part Time positions available across rotating rosters and all shifts.

About you

You understand the complexities of working in Mental Health through your demonstrated and existing experience. You are a dynamic, key team player and are willing to contribute to the continual improvement of your skills and knowledge as a Mental Health practitioner.

You communicate and have the ability to work well within a team environment and demonstrate openness to change and innovation within the workplace while having a passion for improving patient outcomes

What we offer?

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills
  • mentorship & career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • a supportive learning environment as you complete further education.

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

What you need

  • Minimum Post graduate Diploma in Mental Health nursing or specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program or specialist post basic course which led to registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Demonstrated Nursing experience, minimum 12 months in an Acute Inpatient Unit or a Mental Health Graduate Program
  • Willingness to take on a portfolio(s) contributing to ward quality improvements and National Standards
  • Australian working rights
  • Current AHPRA registration

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 

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Expressions of Interest

Mental Health Registered Nurses, Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre

Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Brisbane, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

Children’s Health Queensland is a specialist statewide hospital and health service dedicated to caring for children and young people from across Queensland and northern New South Wales. Our Child and Youth Mental Health Service specialises in helping infants, children and young people up to 18 years who have complex mental health needs.

In early 2020, Children’s Health Queensland will open a new mental health extended treatment and rehabilitation centre for Queensland adolescents experiencing severe and complex mental health issues.   

The purpose-built centre, in Chermside, Brisbane, will deliver 12 residential beds alongside a 10-place day program delivered in partnership with the Department of Education. 

A multidisciplinary team will provide mental health care integrated with educational and vocational training for young people in a safe and therapeutic setting.

Onsite schooling will support the educational and vocational needs of both the inpatients and day program consumers.

The AETC is due to open in early 2020 with recruitment to start mid to late 2019. We are now calling for expressions of interest from mental health nurses to join our new team for a range of exciting roles including:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Nurse Unit Manager

For updates on the progress of the AETC visit: 

To register your interest in working at the centre, email your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Allied Health Professional/Registered Nurse - West Adult Community Service

  • Permanent, full-time position (0.94 FTE fortnightly on a four on, two off roster)
  • Appropriate New Zealand registration (Allied Health Professional or Registered Nurse) is essential
  • Knowledge of Adult Community Service management is essential

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care. Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

We're looking for an NZ Registered Allied Health Professional or Registered Nurse to join our team in our West Adult Community Service!

You will work in the West Community Mental Health team as a Crisis Resolution worker, which is part of the supportive and professional Acute Community Psychiatric Service. The team offers 24 hours a day service responding rapidly to clients in crisis, assessing their needs and supporting them through to resolution of the crisis.

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • providing comprehensive psychiatric assessment, case management and therapeutic intervention for our clients
  • regularly developing and reviewing a job plan and caseload with the Clinical Manager
  • building relationships with consumers and their families/whanau
  • working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Your skills will include:

  • the ability to work in an integrated manner with our inpatient team
  • the ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with family/whanau and community organisations
  • the ability to develop sound working relationships with community resources and services
  • excellent organisational and time management skills to keep up with this client group, with flexibility in your approach
  • a passion for working with adults and seeing them succeed;
  • appropriate New Zealand registration
  • knowledge of Adult Community Service management is essential
  • experience in a Mental Health setting.

The Clinicians on the team have a range of skills and areas of clinical expertise which will be a great opportunity for you to enhance your skills in a specialty area. This is a demanding and challenging role within a supportive team.

Our Culture: What matters to us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Apply online, or contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.