Registered Nurses (Acacia – Acute Young Adult), Queensland Health

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    Queensland Goverment
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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    20 hours ago
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Registered Nurses (Acacia – Acute Young Adult)

Queensland Health (Organisation site ( ))

Child and Youth Mental Health Services are looking for several Registered Nurses (Acacia – Acute Young Adult) to join their team. For further information on our health service, please watch our corporate video:

The Role

An opportunity has become available for several Registered Nurses (Acacia – Acute Young Adult) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 10 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to over 550,000 people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.

You will

  • Practice in accordance with relevant legislation, acts and agreements, workplace health and safety, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination practices
  • Provide clinical expertise and leadership on a daily basis 
  • Readily engage with nursing staff to promote Acute Young Adult quality projects, and upkeep a ward culture of quality and service improvement
  • Plan, develop and implement suitable interventions and activities for young adults • Provide direct clinical practice supervision as required and exercise independent professional judgement within their scope of practice 
  • Requirements for the role

  • A Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent is a mandatory qualification for this position
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 with a current annual practicing certificate from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency 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
  • To be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment as required by HR Policy B1: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough) and hepatitis B
  • It is a condition of employment in this role for new employees to GCHHS to undertake a tuberculosis screening, to identify if the tuberculosis vaccination may be required in accordance with the Queensland Health Protocol
  • Benefits

  • Flexible work options
  • Career Development
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture
  • Up to 12.75% employer super
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Salary information

  • Permanent full time, Permanent part time (several positions, hrs negotiable)
  • Base salary ranging from $72 471 – $92 954 p.a., $36.55 – $46.88 p.h.
  • About Gold Coast Health

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.3 billion
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals – Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
  • Acute and sub-acute care in hospital and community settings
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle
  • About the Acute Young Adult Unit The Acute Young Adult Unit (Acacia) provides specialised inpatient based multidisciplinary mental health services and focuses on the treatment of young adults (18-25 year olds) with acute and significant/complex mental health issues. Included in the Acute Young Adult Unit is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, which has four beds designated to meet the needs of complex consumers needing additional support. Model of care is aligned with the state-wide model of service for acute mental health inpatient services, consumer focussed and encourages consumer, carer and family participation.

    GCH is committed to attracting the right people for our organisation. To help us with this we have developed a Core Capability Framework which defines the skills and behaviours required to perform successfully as an organisation.