Ashton House provides a range of recovery orientated and treatment services, therapy and educative programs to forensic consumers during the period of transition from a secure inpatient setting and the community, or consumers in the community requiring an intervention to reduce risk of a readmission to a secure unit.
Ashton House works closely with the inpatient treating team, community mental health services and other community systems of support and care and across the justice system. The unit offers clinical case assessment and management, rehabilitation and preventative intervention services to consumers who are found Not Guilty By Reason of Mental Impairment under s269 of the Criminal Law Consolidation (Mental Impairment) Amendment Act 1995.
As a Clinical Nurse, you will provide clinical care coordination and review of consumers. Undertaking Forensic Risk Assessment, medication management and physical health monitoring, you will support consumers to re-integrate into the community. Working in a specialist forensic mental health service, you will have the opportunity to contribute to service innovation and development and make a valuable contribution to the multidisciplinary team.
You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. You must be enrolled in an approved Mental Health course or hold a qualification in Mental Health practice. With demonstrated experience in working with mental health consumers with complex needs, you will be skilled in working as a part of a multidisciplinary team. Having worked before within a rehabilitation model of care, you will be capable of operating autonomously, including roles of shift coordination and interacting with non-clinical staff.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications close: 20 April 2018
For further information and to apply, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 656730