Working within the framework of the National Mental Health Policy and National Standards, you will deliver direct and comprehensive nursing care and individual case management to mental health consumers. The provision of education, counselling and group work are considered essential components of care which are directed towards the attainment of optimum consumer health and recovery. Your role will involve consultation and liaison with other professional disciplines and non-governmental organisations to provide services that are culturally sensitive to the needs of people and enable them to make decisions concerning their mental health.
You will provide skilled mental health nursing care to consumers using recovery based principles to address mental health, physical health and social needs, using a strengths approach. Acting as a resource person based on your skills and experience, you will be responsible for providing support and guidance to newer and less experienced staff, Enrolled Nurses, student nurses and other workers providing basic nursing care.
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 competence in the care of individuals with complex mental health needs, you will have a commitment to consumer and carer participation in mental health care. Creative, innovative and flexible when approaching issues within the mental health setting, you will ideally bring experience in the supervision of student nurses, Enrolled Nurses and less experienced Registered Nurses.
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: 11 June 2018
For further information and to apply, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 661622