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Mental Health Clinical Nurse (Community Mental Health)


Townsville

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are seeking an experienced and dedicated Mental Health Nurse to join our Community Care Team providing a range of recovery focussed services for consumers in the community living with long term mental illness.

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.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Nursing
Classification Nurse Grade 6 (1)
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV319549
Closing date 28-Nov-2019
Job duration Permanent full-time
Contact person Anna Bean
Contact details 07 4433 9480

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.

Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?
Are you:

  • Pursuing a vocation not merely an occupation?
  • Passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession?
  • Prepared to question and advocate for what is important?

About your opportunity
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.

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.

Role Requirements:

  • 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.

Why make the change?
Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (320+ days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville, the largest regional centre in the North.

The city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife. The Strand is Townsville's waterfront esplanade; take a stroll along the picturesque paths, do some shopping or attend the night markets, be spoilt for choice with alfresco dining options, sit and relax while the kids play at the water park or one of the family fun areas. Picnic and BBQ facilities are available, as well as gym equipment (including a rock climbing wall) and amenities. Swim in the man-made rockpool or the lifeguard monitored beaches. All with magnificent views of the jewel in Townsville's crown, Magnetic Island. A short, scenic ferry ride will get you there.

Interested..?
For a confidential discussion please contact Anna Bean on 07 4433 9480.
Applications close on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Further information

Please download the Role Description for future reference.
This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role: Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis.

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