In this pivotal position, you will provide support to the Nurse Unit Manager in the leadership of nurses within the Community Mental Health Team. Promoting continuity and consistency of care in collaboration with other senior staff, you will contribute to the implementation of practice changes and undertake service management responsibilities. These will include performance management processes, recruitment, staffing, leave management, rostering, work allocation and attendance management; financial and supplies planning and monitoring. Utilising your nursing skills and knowledge, you will support and work collaboratively with less experienced members of the community team. Join us and you will get to be part of our ongoing approach to transforming mental healthcare. Applying your unique skills, you can offer holistic, balanced care that focuses on patient recovery. Developing long-term relationships, you will be able to use your therapeutic skills across a range of challenging and rewarding areas.
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 prior experience in management and leadership roles, you will be capable of giving supervision to student nurses, enrolled nurses and less experienced registered nurses. You will use your effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maintain a cohesive multidisciplinary team and resolve local or immediate nursing care problems.
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: 13 December 2019
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 709831