Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1, Mental Health/Drug & Alcohol. Sutherland Mental Health Service

  • Company:
    South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
    Consulting

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What you’ll be doing

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

The Clinical Nurse Consultant, Mental Health/Drug & Alcohol will provide drug & alcohol nursing consultancy services to consumers, carers and other health professionals in the Sutherland Mental Health Service and the Sutherland Hospital Emergency Department (ED) to optimise clinical practice and consumer management.The position will deliver clinical leadership and education, and will participate in research and quality improvement initiatives.

The incumbent will:

• Provide clinical services based on best practice models to people with comorbid mental health and drug & alcohol issues.
• Work collaboratively with Drug & Alcohol Services at the individual and systems levels to ensure streamlined service provision and positive individual outcomes.
• Develop and support an infrastructure that enhances collaboration and systems development between the Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services to streamline service provision and achieve positive individual outcomes.
• In collaboration, build the capacity of health care providers to work effectively with people with mental health and drug & alcohol issues.
SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported . We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Selection Criteria

  • Current National Nurse Registration with AHPRA to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia with a minimum of five years post basic experience in Mental Health Nursing and in addition approved post registration nursing/midwifery qualifications relevant to the area, or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by the public hospital or public health organisation.
  • High level clinical skills in D&A assessment, withdrawal, opioid and other pharmacotherapies, psychosocial interventions, and treatment planning for patients with complex presentations
  • Proven clinical leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in nursing practice
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills across a variety of mediums and knowledge of the practice development framework to clinical practice
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment, care planning and coordination with mental health consumers within a strengths and recovery oriented framework
  • Demonstrated involvement in the development/change of clinical practice underpinned by evidence-based research and demonstrated ability to contribute to strategic and clinical service planning
  • Proven skills in clinical teaching, the identification of education needs in the clinical area, and competency in the use of contemporary information systems