Registered Nurse – Mental Health Rehabilitation Ward -Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service

  • Company:
    South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    14 hours ago
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Where you’ll be working

Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit, Eatsern Suburbs Mental Health Service, located on the Prince of Wales Hospital campus, Randwick.

What you’ll be doing

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is committed to improving the care provided to our patients in line with our vision of Working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

All staff are expected to act as an appropriate and effective role model and promote culture and supporting practices that reflect the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment through demonstrated behaviours and interactions with patients, clients and employees. The Registered Nurse coordinates and delivers high quality nursing care to patients/clients of the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service consistent with SESLHD and Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service policies, procedures and standards.

The vision for nursing in the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service is to provide meaning and purpose to plan for the future; have reference to an inspirational statement that is consistent with the purpose and values of nursing; and to inspire nurses to provide the highest quality healthcare to patients in any circumstance.

The Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit promotes recovery and prevents relapse of mental illness through best practice multidisciplinary and integrated care, incorporating innovative rehabilitation assessment, treatment and consultation.

Based on the principles of recovery and biopsychosocial rehabilitation, the Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit addresses individual recovery needs with appropriate involvement of family and carers. The staff promote individual choice, skills for successful community living and involvement in community-based services. A clinician can help with managing mental health declines, coping with distress and ways to improve mental health and wellbeing. 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 registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to identify key messages, issues and concerns when communicating with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively engage with patients/clients to enhance service delivery and to guide others in providing service excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and apply professional and ethical boundaries when dealing with complex situations.
  • Basic computer skills and proven ability to use health information systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of recovery principles and commitment to the philosophy and practice of consumer, family and carer participation and consumer focused care.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to deliver high quality patient care in Mental Health at a post graduate level
  • Proven experience in the provision of care and assessment and management of risk within the mental health environment