Closes: 08 March 2021
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $94,409 - $100,061 plus superannuation
Position No: 25541 - 01UK6
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 February 2021
Contact Officer: Graham Twycross on email@example.com or (02) 5124 1516
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)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
Overview of the work area and position:
The nursing position is based in the Belconnen Mental Health Team, a multidisciplinary team that is part of Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS). Nursing staff working within MHJHADS are required to support people to achieve their personal recovery goals as identified in their Recovery Plan.
The ACMHS provide services for people aged over 18 years and operate from the five Community Health Centres in the ACT (Gungahlin, Belconnen, City, Phillip, Tuggeranong) with a strong focus on the provision of timely and effective mental health interventions. The program is in the final stages of implementing a new model of care (MoC) which will improve the responsivity and diversity of services offered to people. The new MoC is underpinned by principles of recovery and aims to:
The successful applicant will be required to work as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing assessment and management of people experiencing mental illness. The applicant will be highly motivated to engage in consultative and educative practices with families, carers and other agencies.
The successful applicant will also be required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to multidisciplinary team processes.
Importantly the new MoC will allow greater opportunity for clinicians to deliver discipline specific interventions, with case-loads reflecting strengths based models of care.
The position reports to a Team Leader and Senior Clinician who are both based on site in the health centre. The position is supported by a cohesive multidisciplinary team, including other Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists and Allied Health Assistants.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who may be interested in a working in a program that comprises access, hospital diversion, assertive outreach, and community recovery and therapy services.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
Career interest categories: