Clinical Nurse – CYMHS

  • Company:
    Queensland Health - West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 day ago
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Join a dedicated team of health professionals providing high quality mental health assessment, formulation, treatment planning, intervention and case management to children and young people aged between 0 and 17 years old who have severe and complex mental health problems or who are at risk of becoming so, and whose needs cannot be met by other services.

Temporary part-time

  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Location: Brisbane – West,Ipswich region
  • Contact Name: Kristy-lee Byrnes
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 26-JAN-21

About West Moreton’s Child and Youth Mental Health Service

Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) is a specialised team of health professionals that provides assessment, treatment and management of children and young people aged 0 to 17 years who have/or at risk of developing severe and complex mental health issues.

All programs provide targeted treatment/interventions taking into consideration the child’s/young person’s age and physical, psychological and social needs. Interventions may include individual therapy, family therapy and group work.

About the role

In this role you will provide a comprehensive and flexible mental health service to children and young people including where appropriate, their families or carers. This includes assessment, planning and intervention within the context of a multidisciplinary environment. These services include the use of core discipline assessment skills, diagnostic and formulation skills, therapy, treatment planning and case management/brokerage skills, in accordance with evidence-based practice.

The Clinical Nurse will:

  • Practice autonomously;
  • Provide leadership in clinical decision making to give and/or coordinate care;
  • Assume responsibility for professional leadership for the unit in the absence of the Nurse Grade 7;
  • Apply critical thinking across all the domains.

About You

Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Clinical skills in the area of child, adolescent and family mental health, inclusive of crisis and triage management.
  • Knowledge of and skills in contemporary therapeutic approaches in this target population.
  • Strong communication skills, providing clients, families and stakeholders with a professional and flexible service that meets their needs.
  • Ability to assist and understand the needs of other team members and communicate with all team members appropriately. This is inclusive of the demonstrated ability to promote a learning environment within the team and contribute to the learning of others through a willingness to share information with others.
  • Effective self-management skills in relation to strong time management, documentation, prioritisation and delegation to achieve deadlines.

Vaccination Preventable Disease
This role is designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk role’. You must be able to provide evidence that you either:

  • have been vaccinated against the VPD’s listed in the role description; or
  • you are not susceptible to the VPD’s listed in the role description.

You will be asked by the recruiting manager to supply this evidence if you are the preferred candidate for the role. More information and evidence forms can be found at here.


17.5% annual leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

To apply

Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role. If you are viewing this advertisement on Seek, to access the Role Description please click on ‘Apply for this job’ to be taken to our website.