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07 3105 7800
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
If you are a Nurse specialising in Mental Health, then this is the role you’ve been waiting for!
Are you seeking a new challenge?
Do you have an interest or commitment to Closing the Gap for First Nation Australians?
Are you keen to broaden your scope?
Do you continually strive for better health outcomes?
Can you see yourself immersed in a thriving cultural community delivering your best health care
Is finding that balance between work and lifestyle important to you?
You will be joining a dedicated team of professional staff and enjoy the benefits of a well-balanced working environment in a centrally located, well-equipped, purpose-built clinic.
This practice works with the local Indigenous community and relevant key stakeholders to increase access to culturally safe, coordinated, holistic comprehensive primary health care services. They focus on the management and prevention of chronic disease in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Fraser Coast Region.
As the Mental Health Nurse, you will provide efficient and responsive community mental health nursing care and mental health case management, within the primary health care setting and model of care, in a professional and culturally safe manner, including but not limited to:
Working within the ways of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation to provide health care services
Provision of holistic clinical care
Service and professional development
Strengthening and maintaining culture in all service delivery ensuring culturally safe spaces
Empowering patients and families with self-determination to make their own decisions and take control of their health
Delivery of efficient and responsive mental health services to patients
Ensuring care is holistic encompassing social, emotional, mental, physical and cultural wellbeing of individuals and the whole community
Work within an integrated model of care to ensure a flexible responsive approach to services
Demonstrate clinical leadership within the multidisciplinary team to meet the changing needs of individuals and the community
Manage portfolio consistent with skill level and level of practice
Practice safety by demonstrating professionalism and accountability in comprehensive health promotion practices
Understand and address the unique needs of Elders
Monitor, evaluate and report outcomes of clinical services in line with PHN outcome measures e.g. MDS data extract
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent is a mandatory qualification
Registration as a Registered Nurse under the Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is essential
Registered Nurses working within Mental Health are to be credentialed through the College of Mental Health Nurses OR be prepared to work towards a credential in Mental Health nursing within an agreed period.
A Graduate Certificate or greater within a relevant specialty is highly desirable, OR in absence of this certificate, a commitment to completion of post-graduate study.
Working knowledge of health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health outcomes
Experience in providing assessment, case management to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Demonstrated skill in working in a primary care setting - in particular the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a sound understanding of your role in holistic ‘wrap around’ care for clients
Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills
Market base salary
salary sacrifice packaging (Not-for-Profit organisation)
5 weeks annual leave
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
No on-call or after hours
Work / life balance