Registered Nurse
St Vincent's Hospital Network
JR109776 Requisition #

Position Title: Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours per week: 38 hours per week
Position Grade: Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Salary: $64,184.86 to $90,122.83
Enterprise Agreement: Named NSW (non-declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Nurses Agreement 2017
Department Name: Caritas (27 bedded Acute Mental Health Unit)

Position Summary:

Applications are invited from skilled and energetic Registered Nurses, who possess a passion for person-centred care to join our dynamic and accomplished multidisciplinary team providing care for people with mental health disorders / illnesses living in the inner city area. The St Vincent’s Caritas team provides specialist mental health assessment, intervention and treatment to consumers with a range of mental health issues ad face a range of social challenges. Nursing staff have the opportunity to work in the acute unit or HDU, working alongside an MDT approach managing consumers with often complex mental health needs. A robust orientation process will allow for a smooth work place transition with a focus on establishing a key set of foundational skills which will enable you to work in the role as a nurse in Caritas.

We offer applicants a supportive team environment and stimulating workplace with a variety of learning and development opportunities. Applicants will benefit from having prior experience working in mental health or have a keen and motivated interest to pursue a career in mental health nursing.

In addition St Vincent's Hospital has partnered with UTAS (University of Tasmania) to offer Post Graduate Mental Health Qualifications to successful applicants. The post graduate study will be supported with up to 10 days of supernumerary study time, the unique relationship means the successful candidate will be able to access a supported post graduate programme with low fees to be paid for by the successful candidate. Further the committed mental health education calendar sees a reliable delivery of contemporary education facilitated by the mental health MDT.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and develop your skills as a clinician then applications are invited to those who already poses a solid foundation of mental health knowledge and skill.

Although the primary role will be situated in Caritas there maybe scope to work across the mental health service

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
  • Currently registered as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within the interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with email and an electronic patient record system.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated evidence of integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, critical thinking and analysis in their daily practice as a registered nurse.
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to prioritise competing workloads with in a complex environment.

An example on how to address the selection criteria is provided in the attached link below in order to assist you with completing your application.

Applicants that do not address the selection criteria may not have their application progressed.

Please apply examples which relate your practice in working with mental health consumers where possible.

Click here to apply.

Applications Close: 10th October 2019

For further enquires please contact Sinead Blundell | Tel: (02) 8382 1314 | Email: Sinead.Blundell@ svha.org.au


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