You will provide high quality mental health nursing care to consumers of the Older Persons Mental Health Service (OPMHS) Rapid Access Service. Using the process of nursing to deliver direct and comprehensive nursing care and individual case management to consumers within the designated practice setting, you will engage in consultation and liaison with other professional disciplines and non-governmental organisations. The provision of education, counselling and group work is considered essential components of care which are directed towards the attainment of optimum consumer health and recovery. As part of your role, you may be required to participate in clinical teaching and research activities, along with involvement in Mental Health Directorate-wide projects such as clinical protocols, guidelines development or process mapping.
The focus of Older Persons Mental Health Service (OPMHS) in South Australia is to support older people to maximise their mental health. This is achieved through working with the community, ageing and primary health care sectors to prevent or reduce the incidence and/or escalation of mental health issues. By positioning community mental health teams at the centre of care in the community and strengthening the resources of these teams, there is a greater potential to intervene earlier and prevent a high incidence of mental health issues among the older population.
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 a sound understanding of the theories underpinning mental health nursing practice, you will have demonstrated competence in the care of individuals with complex mental health needs.
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: 14 February 2020
For further information and to apply, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 710588