You will provide clinical nursing expertise that contributes to the improvement of high quality, safe mental health services within the Rural and Remote Mental Health Service. You will also provide clinical and consultancy services to nurses and leadership that support the recovery of mental health consumers across community, acute and rehabilitation service settings. As an expert within mental health nursing practice, you will have a significant degree of autonomy and decision making. You will accept accountability for your mental health nursing practice, the outcomes of nursing practices for the specific patient/consumer group, the professional advice given, delegations of care made, and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.
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, salary sacrifice arrangements and may also be eligible for relocation support.
Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and holding a current practicing certificate, you will also hold a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (or equivalent). You will also be Authorised as Nurse Practitioner, or willing to undertake a relevant Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia approved Nurse Practitioner Masters’ post-graduate qualification. Demonstrating expertise in mental health nursing practice in accordance with the relevant standards of practice, you will have the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. You will possess 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 November 2019
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 709672