Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Lead - Grafton Mental Health Services

Nurse Practitioner
REQ136807 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Remuneration: $124,247 - $133,034 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ136807

Evidence of qualifications are required for this position, please upload your qualifications as an attachment to your application.

NNSWLHD embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.

Northern NSW Local Health District is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.


Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see

Where you’ll be working

“A healthy community through quality care”


Northern NSW Local Health District is located in north eastern NSW, extending from Grafton in the south, to Tweed Heads on the Queensland border, and west to Tabulam and Urbenville.  We offer a diverse range of landscapes and lifestyles, from world-heritage listed mountain ranges, to world-renowned surfing breaks, and everything in between. 


Our people live in some of Australia’s most vibrant regional centres, with first class infrastructure, unspoilt natural wonders, pristine coastlines, and a thriving arts scene. It’s a fast-growing region with rewarding careers and adventures to be found among the large cities, regional towns and relaxed rural villages. 

Life in the Clarence Valley…. 

Tired of commuting? Looking for a change of scenery, or a smaller community to raise your family?


When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community.


Whether you’re looking for a relaxing tree-change, a family destination or an adventure, the Clarence Valley has something to suit every lifestyle.


We do it differently up here – you might call us ‘rough around the edges’, but it’s more about being down to earth and everyone loves it that way. 


If you’re thinking about relocating, maybe we’re just what you need.


For more information on what living in the Clarence Valley is all about visit Northern NSW Local Health District

What you'll be doing

The Nurse Practitioner will provide high levels of clinically focussed nursing care within the specialty area of Mental Health nursing to improve access of care and address gaps in existing health care services through the provision of a flexible and innovative model of care.  

The Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical and professional leadership as an expert in the clinical field and will undertake comprehensive health assessments and collaborate and consult with other members of the health care team to plan, implement and evaluate care. This integrated approach will support best practice and maximise patient care outcomes. 
  1. Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Endorsement by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of 5 years’ full time equivalent post registration experience with at least 3 years’ full time experience in Mental Health and post graduate qualifications relevant to the area of clinical specialty.
  2. Demonstrated advanced clinical skills, competence and leadership in the assessment, treatment and management of patients with mental health care needs.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of integrated care and proven ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework and mixed clinical environment.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current issues impacting on the provision of mental health services in regional and rural areas.
  5. Demonstrated high level advanced communication and interpersonal skills (including the use of coaching) across a variety of mediums and proven ability to write for a variety of documents.
  6. Proven advanced skills in clinical teaching and leadership in strategic and clinical service planning and evidence of the ability to influence organisational and cultural change.
  7. Evidence of high level commitment to quality improvement and evidence based practice.
  8. Proven information technology skills with specific experience in the use of word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

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Applications Close: 5th December 2019 

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