Using your clinical knowledge and experience, you will provide pivotal coordination of mental health care delivery within the Adult Acute service in Salisbury. The main focus of your role will be the line management, coordination and leadership of mental health care to achieve continuity and quality of consumer care. Undertaking a combination of client care, team leadership and resource management, you will coordinate the health service’s Quality & Safety Programs to meet service and accreditation standards. As the Nurse Unit Manager, you will provide a direct line report and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships within all members of the mental health team. Accountable for the outcomes of nursing practice, you will address inconsistencies between practice and policy and develop team performance and a positive workplace culture in the interest of consumer outcomes.
SA Health is committed to policy development, facilities planning and advancing Mental Health Reform throughout the State and the community. The mental health system is focused on improving service integration, governance, population based services, consumer and carer engagement, and recovery focused care.
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. Demonstrating experience and competence in mental health care accordance with appropriate standards of practice, you will possess effective leadership skills including highly developed skills in communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation. These skills will equip you to foster a work environment that develops staff potential and facilitates creativity and innovation.
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 and compliant Immunisation screening.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications close: 7 February 2020
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 716128