The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) Older Persons’ Mental Health Service (OPMHS) is undergoing an exciting change process and is looking to recruit a new generation of clinicians passionate about making a difference in health service delivery, with a focus on improving the lives of older people living with challenges resulting from complex presentations of dementia and/or mental illness.
We are looking for nurses who are passionate, creative and care about helping change people’s lives to come and join our pioneering team. You will provide and coordinate individualised quality care to residents, their families and representatives in line with professional and ethical nursing practice. Ensuring support and comfort is made available to all residents to achieve an optimal level of independence and the emotional needs of residents are met, you will undertake comprehensive contemporary assessment, care planning and evaluation practices, ensuring resident’s quality of life and independence is optimised. 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 or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold a current practicing certificate along with a postgraduate qualification in Mental Health practice. With proven experience in Aged Care and Dementia Care Nursing, you will be confident in working with people with enduring mental illness. This will be supported by your ability to work collaboratively with families, carers and consumer representatives, and your commitment to working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary environment.
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: 27 September 2019
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 703880