As part of the Intermediate Care Service, you will provide mental health nursing services to consumers in the Port Lincoln community. Assessing individual consumers’ needs, you will plan, implement or coordinate appropriate service delivery from a range of accepted options. You will also provide health education, counselling and rehabilitation programs to improve the health outcomes of individual consumers or groups. It is expected that you will provide support and guidance to newer or less experienced staff, Enrolled Nurses, student nurses and other workers providing basic nursing care.
Consolidating your knowledge and skills, you will develop in capability through continuous professional development and experience and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with all members of the health care team. Country Health SA Mental Health embraces strength based approaches and the principles of positive psychology, and aims to be a flourishing mental health service that impacts meaningfully and positively on the community it serves. Employees of Country Health SA receive access to professional development opportunities and salary sacrifice arrangements.
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 Mental Health nursing practice in accordance with the appropriate standards of practice, you will have a demonstrated commitment to providing consumer and family-centred care. Effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills will be essential, along with and ability to be creative, innovative and flexible when approaching issues within a mental health setting.
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: 19 April 2019
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 691101