Registered Nurse - Mental Health Acute & Continuing Care Team (ACCT)

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Registered Nurse
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REQ136003 Requisition #



Employment Type
: Temporary Full Time (up to 10 May 2020 - job share may be considered)
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $64,184.86 - $90,122.83 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ136003
Number of FTE: 1.00
Location:
Orange, NSW
Applications Close: 18 Nov 2019 - 11.59pm

About the opportunity

The Acute & Continuing Care team provide mental health support for adults (18-64) who are experiencing a mental illness.

 

The recovery oriented approach is person centred, trauma informed and involves partnering with general health providers and agencies that can offer clients community living supports such as housing, disability services, vocational, social and educational opportunities.

 

LikeMind is an innovative mental health service providing a one stop hub and support for people experiencing a mental illness.  LikeMind is situated in the central business district of Orange.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADOs 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 My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression


Where you'll be working

Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services - Orange, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

With a population of 40,000 people, Orange is truly a major regional city with a true provincial feel. Located in the central west of New South Wales, and just over three hours from the capital and nearby coastlines, Orange has a regional airport which runs regular flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

 

Orange is reputed as one of NSW’s premier wine and food regions. It has a mild temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters with snowfall. Many health professionals choose Orange as their home as it offers prestigious schooling, affordable housing and land, a lifestyle where you can spend more of your precious time with family and friends, greater opportunities for community involvement, along with employment growth in health care, social assistance, retail, education and training.  In Orange you can enjoy life without the challenges of metropolitan living.

For more information about the Western NSW Local Health District, watch our video!


To apply for this position, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Current Authority to Practise as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the Registered Nurse Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics for Nurses, and Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).
  3. Demonstrated effective clinical communication through the use of information technology, written and verbal means; and sound interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.
  4. An understanding of patient centred care and demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team.
  5. Recent clinical experience in Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol and commitment to quality improvement, practice development and evidence-based practice.
  6. Demonstrated ability to lead, supervise, delegate, and negotiate with others to deliver quality nursing care.
  7. Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritise and organise workload and deliver care with integrity and accountability.
  8. Current licence to drive in NSW with the ability to travel occasionally for work purposes.


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Help with your application

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 our website page.


Talent pool

If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.

Targeted role

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information about this please contact Chantal Bates from the AES on 0458 301 956 or via email chantal.bates@aes.org.au or Abbey Orcher from the AES on 0408 663 482 or via email abbey.orcher@aes.org.au. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

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.

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.

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