Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 - Langton Centre

Clinical Nurse Specialist
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
REQ219311 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2
Remuneration: $101,049.02 - $104,367.58 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ219311

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Where you'll be working
This positon is located within the Opioid Treatment Program and you will be working within a dynamic and cohesive team providing effective treatment and care planning.  The team is multidisciplinary in nature and consists of Registered Nurses, Allied Health Clinicans and Medical Practitioners with support from consumer team.  

What you'll be doing
The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it. 

SESLHD Drug and Alcohol Service offers a range of treatment and support services for people with problems from their alcohol, prescription or illicit drug use, and/or their families and carers. Outpatient D&A services are located in clinics at the Langton Centre in Surry Hills, St George Hospital in Kogarah, and Caringbah Community Health Centre at Sutherland Hospital. Inpatient D&A services are provided at Sydney Hospital, Prince of Wales, St. George and Sutherland Hospitals.
This position is responsible for providing senior nursing leadership to the Opioid Treatment Program and is expected to demonstrate advanced evidence based drug and alcohol treatment knowledge in the provision of patient care.  This position will work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary health team to provide: treatment, support, assessment, crisis intervention, case management, care planning and evaluation of nursing care to clients in line with the NSW Health Clinical Care Standards: Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment; whilst maintaining and developing relationships with the multidisciplinary team, relevant services and stakeholders, harm reduction and commitment to harm reduction philosophy


​​​​​​​Selection Criteria: 

  1. Current Registered Nurse Division 1 National Registration (AHPRA) with post-registration qualification relevant to drug and alcohol nursing and at least three (3) years clinical experience within the drug and alcohol nursing field.
  2. Demonstrated advanced skills and knowledge in the provision of drug and alcohol support and treatment, including opioid pharmacotherapy treatment, with clients with complex presentations and an ability to use advanced clinical skills in patient/client assessment and care planning.
  3. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the provision and development of clinical practice by utilisation of evidence based research with a demonstrated understanding of current NSW Health Policies related to D&A treatment including opioid replacement treatment.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, carers and a diverse range of health care providers including those in government, non-government and community organisations.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, with an emphasis on service delivery, quality of care and team cohesion with an ability to identify and improve opportunities to enhance continuity of care between the D&A sector, primary care providers and community based services.
  6. Understanding of, and commitment to harm minimisation principles and a demonstrated flexible, non-judgemental approach to client care.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilise information technology systems within a variety of applications.



Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Tracy Cowan on 

Applications Close: Thursday, 22 April 2021



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