Registered Nurse - Mental Health (524720)

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 31, 2021
Medicine Full-time, Part-time, Flexible

Job Description:

We are currently recruiting Mental Health Nurses for an exciting expansion and redesign of Mental Health Services in the Hobart region. New services include integrated care hubs provided in collaboration with our community sector partners, drawing on the Safe Haven Café and Recovery College models, a dedicated short stay unit for those presenting to the Emergency Department and new community-based beds. We are enhancing our response to suicidal distress and acute needs, rolling out the Connecting with People approach, and launching a new acute care team.

Classification

Registered Nurse, Grade 3-4

Salary

$64,421 to $91,807 pro-rata, per annum

Access to the Grade 4 salary range $85,950 - $91,807 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4.

Award

Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time and part time, shift work (fully rotational), working up to 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible

Please note there are multiple positions across the services.

Location

Mental Health Services - South

Duties

As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the Statewide Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Registered Nurse will:

  • Undertake the delivery of nursing care to consumers based on best practice principles, person centred, recovery orientated and trauma informed care, within a collaborative and multi-disciplinary framework.

  • Provide care to all consumers of the service, which includes comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, active, therapeutic engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments, ongoing psychotherapeutic work using a range of modalities and techniques, within a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).

  • Participate in the development and revision of organisational documentation and policies and procedures relating to nursing based best practice and the model of care.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.

  • Current Driver’s Licence

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty
e) Serious traffic offences

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Possess or be working towards a specialist tertiary graduate or post graduate mental health/psychiatric nursing qualification, or completed prior to the transfer of nurse education to the tertiary sector, a hospital based training program that resulted in previous registration as a psychiatric nurse by the relevant nurse registration authority within Australia.

This process will be used to fill multiple vacancies across mental health facilities in southern Tasmania.

Please note this advertisement meets the minimum requirements for sponsorship as determined by Department of Home Affairs. We encourage oversees applicants who meet the requirements to apply.

Applicants should also note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

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How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

Important information

The email account you provide when making job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details.

For further information contact

Josephine Poole
Assistant Director of Nursing - Workforce Lead
(03) 6166 6339
[email protected]

Better health and quality of life around Tasmania.

Visit us at www.ths.tas.gov.au

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