Nursing Director - Older Persons Mental Health Service

  • Government of South Australia, SA Health
  • Salisbury
  • 01 Feb, 2019
Permanent Full Time Director of Nursing

Job Description

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Salisbury
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $152,852 - Perm F/T - RN/RM5.2







You will provide strategic and operational leadership, governance and direction for nursing services for Older Persons Mental Health. Balancing and integrating strategic and operational perspectives, you will build a culture which is consumer-centred and where client engagement is encouraged. Overseeing human resource systems implementation including processes and standards of nursing staff recruitment, performance, development and retention, you will also implement corporate administrative and risk management frameworks. You will strive to develop and maintain links with other Government and non-Government agencies at local, State and national levels to ensure coordinated care and promote community integration for older people with mental disorders and/or mental health problems. The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) Older Persons’ Mental Health Service (OPMHS) is undergoing an exciting change process, with a focus on improving the lives of older people living with challenges resulting from complex presentations of dementia and/or mental illness.

The OPMHS has a new model of care and new culture framework, which are guiding the process of service transformation, built around a central commitment to compassionate person and family centred care, and supporting the dignity and wellbeing of older people. The added value of new resources, a creative approach to care and a vibrant multidisciplinary team is evidenced through positive stories of change shared by people in care, their families and staff. Together we can build a service of exceptional quality where every person matters.

You will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold a current practicing certificate along with a qualification in Mental Health practice. With prior experience as a leader or manager in the health care industry, you will be confident in managing and leading complex projects. You will be capable of navigating extensive change and overseeing large numbers of staff from various multidisciplinary backgrounds. This will be supported by your effective leadership skills including highly developed skills in communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation.

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: 22 February 2019

For further information and to apply, visit and search for Job Ref: 686111

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22 February 2019



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