Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Drug and Alcohol Services SA, Country Services – Pt Pirie
Salary: $107,953-$112,778 - RN/M3 - Full Time / Term Contract (up to 31 January 2023)
$107,953-$112,778 - RN/M3
Employees classified at this level provide clinical nursing expertise for DASSA’s response to alcohol and other drug issues, with an emphasis on secondary and tertiary prevention, assessment, management, referral and rehabilitation of patients in hospital and in community outpatient settings. This service includes assessment, counselling, psychosocial interventions, medication assisted treatment, case management and referral of people with drug and alcohol related problems and their families, and the provision of information, training, clinical consultation, advice and support to other service providers.
The Clinical Practice Consultant provides a consultation liaison service to regional hospitals by:
Undertaking assessment of hospital patients in response to requests by admitting teams
Recommending interventions and investigations, and patient management [when occasion arises and within own scope of practice and level of expertise].
Using diagnostic tools to aid accurate assessment
Communicating treatment management plans to all relevant members of the health care team including health workers in the community and collaborating with the health care team, facilitating the implementation of the treatment management plans.
Employees classified at this level are experts within their area and stream of practice and have a significant degree of autonomy and decision making.
Employees in this role accept accountability for their nursing/midwifery practice, the outcomes of nursing practices for the specific patient/client group, the professional advice given, delegations of care made and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.
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.
As nurses and midwives our patients are at the centre of what we do. Our nurses and midwives make a real difference across the health spectrum and at all levels in the nursing and midwifery professions. Our strong partnerships are vital to our success.
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Right now is an exciting time to work as a nurse or a midwife in South Australia, to respond effectively to ongoing change and to contribute to health care reform and new models of care.
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