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Clinical Nurse (Alcohol and Other Drugs Service)


Alcohol and Other Drugs Service are looking for a Clinical Nurse to join their team For further information on our health service, please watch our corporate video:

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Nursing
Classification Nurse Grade 6 (1)
Workplace Location Gold Coast
Job ad reference QLD/GC310585
Closing date 24-May-2019
Job duration
Contact person Lynne Gilligan-Black
Contact details (07) 5687 9119

The Role

An opportunity has become available for a Clinical Nurse (Alcohol and Other Drugs Service) to join Gold Coast Health where the focus of our 10 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to over 550,000 people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region. 

You will take responsibility for 

  • Advanced assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills in the clinical management of consumer care and participation in multidisciplinary care planning
  • Helping to foster a supportive working environment and maintenance of staff morale through mutual regard and respect
  • Follow policies, procedures and instructions relating to work health and safety that are relevant to the work being undertaken to ensure high quality and safe services in the workplace

 Requirements for the role 

  • It is a condition of employment in this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment: as required by HR Policy B1 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • This position may be required to work across Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • This position requires the incumbent to operate a government vehicle and an appropriate Licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required


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

Salary information

  • Permanent full time
  • Base salary ranging from $92 239 - $98 769 p.a.
  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% leave loading

About the Alcohol and Other Drugs Service

Specialist Programs and Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (AODS) is a Service Line within the Mental Health and Specialist Services (MHSS) Directorate.  Specialist Programs and AODS is comprised of 11 different teams, one of these teams is AODS.  AODS is focused on developing and providing innovative solutions to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol and drug use.  AODS has two community teams based in Southport and Palm Beach which offer triage, assessment, support, case management, individual counselling, groups, opioid replacement treatment, and outpatient detox. The teams are multidisciplinary and consist of Psychiatrists specialising in Addiction, Medical Officers, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Peer Recovery Workers, Educators and Administration Officers.  In addition, AODS also has two hospital-based teams working at Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital supporting individuals with problematic substance use who present to the Emergency Department or are admitted to the medical wards of the hospitals.  AODS also works closely with Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to ensure that the consumer's needs are met with the most appropriate resources.

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 Friday, 24 May 2019. 

Job Ad reference: GC310585

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

Further information

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