Clinical Nurse Consultant (Court Liaison Service)

  • Company:
    Queensland Health - Metro North Hospital and Health Service
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    21 hours ago
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Provide advice, support and training to court and watch house staff on mental health issues. CLS are established in locations across Queensland.

  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Location: Toowoomba region
  • Contact Name: Amy Conneely
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 27-JAN-21

Metro North Hospital and Health Service is the biggest and most diverse Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, delivering the best care by the brightest healthcare professionals.

Two of our five hospitals – Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) – are tertiary/quaternary referral hospitals, providing state-wide super specialty services, such as heart and lung transplantation and burns treatment. Redcliffe and Caboolture are major secondary hospitals, and Kilcoy is a regional community hospital.

This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro North Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

  • Undertake mental health assessments (including those people with complex psychosocial circumstances) in watch house and court settings by using a high degree of independent judgement and problem solving skills.
  • Apply professional judgement to complex cases, utilising evidence based clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2000 and its application.
  • Develop an understanding of the new mental health act and perform functions as required under changes to the legislation in accordance with CLS procedures as they develop. This may require written reports to various members of the court systems.
  • Develop a good understanding of the court and watch house environment and associated processes to provide advice and assistance to mental health consumers and carers, criminal justice and other agencies.

Job ad reference number: MH361389 Close date: Wednesday, 27th January 2021

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.

Why work for us?

We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Metro North employee you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

You can find out more about why it’s so great to work at Metro North here: