Registered Nurse Level 2 (Eating Disorders Day Program)

$94,409 - $100,061 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 10 Jun, 2021
Part time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Part-time Temporary

Closes: 25 June 2021
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $94,409 - $100,061 plus superannuation
Position No: 52122 - 01WBY
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 June 2021
Contact Officer: Kalvinder Bains on or (02) 5124 3133

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

The Division delivers services at several locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples’ homes. These services include:

  • Rehabilitation and Speciality Services
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS)
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services (AAMHS)
  • Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services (JHS)

The Eating Disorder Clinical Hub is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Program within the Division of Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS).

The Hub is a specialist community based single point of entry service for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing an eating disorder as their primary presenting issue. The Hub’s core business includes, assessment and treatment, group psychotherapy, consultation and liaison, education and training and system integration to strengthen eating disorders services across the Territory.

The successful applicant will be based within The Hub and will provide nursing support to the newly established Eating Disorders Day Program and The Hub. The Day Program will focus on supporting individuals to establish regular and adequate eating, through the provision of supported meals and group psychotherapy focusing on psychoeducation, motivation, distress tolerance, and improving quality of life. The Day program will have in-reach and step-down capabilities from medical wards and step-up from the specialist eating disorder program.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager of the Eating Disorders Clinical Hub, the Registered Nurse will provide expertise in nursing clinical assessment, which includes physical health assessment, physical observations, pathology, weighing, meal supervision and promotion of collaborative treatment approaches within a recovery and multidisciplinary framework. The ability to provide therapeutic group interventions to educate and promote healthy living behaviours is essential.

The role will also require the team member to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for all people and their families and carers.
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing demands in a calm and efficient manner while maintaining high work standards.
  • High level written and oral communication skills. Additionally, ability to communicate at different levels with multiple stakeholders i.e. from consumers to other health professionals.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Nursing.
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence.
  • Experience in mental health.

Highly desirable:

  • Experience and or knowledge of Eating Disorders.
  • Experience working with children, young people, and adults with a Mental Illness.
  • Have an understanding of how theNational Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework,
  • Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Undergo reference checks.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

This is a temporary part-time position available at 19 hours per week for six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata.The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional after-hours work, with access to time off in lieu. The successful candidate will be required to be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS as service needs arise and be available for weekend and on call work when necessary.
Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

Job Closing Date

25 Jun, 2021