Nursing Director - Older Persons Mental Health

  • Government of South Australia, SA Health
  • Salisbury
  • 31 May, 2019
Permanent Full Time Director of Nursing Mental Health Clinician Nurse

Job Description

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


$152,852 - RN/RM5.2


Mental Health,   Nursing  


This is a unique opportunity to take a strategic role in leading vital service transformation. In undertaking this position, you will fundamentally share a passion for working with older people with evidence of leading system improvement that places older people, their families and carers at the centre of care.

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) Older Persons’ Mental Health Service (OPMHS) is undergoing an exciting change process, with a dedicated focus on improving the lives of older people living with challenges resulting from complex clinical 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 well-being of older people through a robust, deliberately developmental team. The added value of new resources, a creative approach to care and a vibrant interdisciplinary 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.

As Nursing Director, you will work in partnership with the OPMHS Head of Unit, together providing strategic leadership to the service, within the Division of Mental Health. Together with the Head of Unit, you will lead the implementation of the OPMHS Culture Framework and other outcomes of the Oakden Report Response Recommendations.

You will provide operational leadership, governance and direction for nursing and other services. Overseeing human resource systems implementation, including processes and standards of nursing, allied health and other 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 encountering challenges relating to mental health.

You will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, hold a current practicing certificate and be enrolled in or hold a qualification in Mental Health practice. You will also have previous experience working with older people, demonstrating a holistic approach to clinical practice and service development. 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 a range of disciplinary 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: 28 June 2019

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Closing Date for Applications

28 June 2019



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