Clinical Nurse Consultant - Older Persons Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services

Clinical Nurse Consultant
REQ106675 Requisition #
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Employment Type
: Permanent Full Time (job share considered)
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1
Remuneration: $109,987.21 - $112,236.10 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ106675

Number of FTE: 1.00
Orange, NSW
Applications Close: 30 May 2019 - 11.59pm

About the opportunity

The Clinical Nurse Consultant – Older Person’s Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol is responsible for the domains of Clinical Nurse Consulting for older person’s mental health nursing.  The Unit is located within Bloomfield Hospital campus, Orange NSW.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADO’s for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working

This position is located at Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services – Bloomfield Hospital.  Orange is a beautiful city with a great culture and cool climate.

For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

What you'll be doing
The Clinical Nurse Consultant is responsible for expert clinical organisation, coordination, leadership and consultancy services for Older Person’s Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services across service groups, target populations and health care professionals within Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).

To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Current Authority to Practise as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with at least 5 years full time equivalent post registration clinical experience.
  2. Demonstrated effective communication including verbal, written and interpersonal skills and advanced information technology skills to provide consultancy services and deliver innovative nursing practice.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively both independently and as part of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  4. Demonstrated ability to contribute to quality improvement, practice development and evidence-based practice.
  5. Demonstrated extensive experience, clinical expertise and clinical leadership in Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol with knowledge of contemporary models of care in Older Person's  Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol.
  6. Demonstrated personal attributes including resilience, accountability, integrity and ability to manage self.
  7. Demonstrated ability to identify education needs and deliver education for patients/clients and health care professionals.
  8. Current licence to drive in NSW with the ability to travel occasionally for work purposes.

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Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.


Merit Selection

NSW Health follows a merit-based recruitment and selection process per Policy Directive PD2017_040. To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit:

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
The Stepping Up website aims to assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. For more information, please visit:  

Working Visas

Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (permanent and temporary) in the near future.

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