Nursing Director - Forensic 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




Mental Health,   Nursing  


You will provide strategic and operational leadership, governance and direction for nursing services within the Forensic Mental Health Service. Balancing and integrating strategic and operational perspectives, you will promote a culture of due diligence, quality and safety. 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 actively participate in internal and external advisory groups, expert panels, working groups and committees.

NALHN provides South Australia’s statewide Forensic Mental Health Service, with three collocated inpatient units situated in Adelaide’s north-eastern region, including an acute unit, James Nash House, a new high-quality sub-acute unit the Ken O’Brien Centre and a community-based residential recovery centre, Ashton House. In addition to this the Forensic Community Team provides support consumers living in the community and supports other service providers delivering care to forensic consumers. The Forensic Mental Health Service also provides a Court liaison service that manages the interplay between legal and mental health services.

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: 686112

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Closing Date for Applications

22 February 2019



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