Nursing Director - Adult Acute 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 Adult Mental Health Services. 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 adult consumers with mental disorders and/or mental health problems. As the Nursing Director you will accept accountability for the governance and practice standards of nurses, the effective implementation of corporate systems to support, evaluate and consistently improve nursing practice and healthy work environments, and for the cost effective provision of health services within your span of control. SA Health is committed to policy development, facilities planning and advancing Mental Health Reform throughout the State and the community. The mental health system is focused on improving service integration, governance, population based services, consumer and carer engagement, and recovery focused care. Join us and you will get to be part of our ongoing approach to transforming mental healthcare.

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: 686113

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Closing Date for Applications

22 February 2019



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