An exciting opportunity is opening up at the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN), within the Division of Mental Health.

SA Health is investing in a new Repat Neuro-Behavioural Unit (RNBU), which is being established at the Repat Health Precinct to provide high quality, compassionate, relationship-centred care to highly vulnerable patients/consumers living with dementia. The care model places the person at the centre of individualised care including strong engagement with carers and loved ones both upon entry into the Unit and throughout the consumer journey.

The RNBU will care for people living with dementia, whose extreme behavioural and psychological symptoms mean their needs can’t be met in mainstream residential care.

The Unit will also include videoconferencing and telehealth facilities so the expertise of staff can be shared with clinicians in regional and remote areas.

The design of the facility has had input from people with lived experience of dementia, who recently had a tour of the site to check out the progress.

The RNBU will place strong emphasis on ensuring team members’ individual personal values align with a culture of relationship-centred care. The team will be supported by intensive on-boarding and ongoing professional development.

The selection process may involve an on-line assessment that supports values based recruitment.

Managerial and Medical roles – for more information on these positions click on the below job no.

Other roles available

For further information on any of these roles, please contact the names listed below or go to Careers Search section to view role descriptions and apply.

Admin – contact: Stacey.Wright@sa.gov.au

Admin Assistant (Ward Clerk)
Admin Assistant (PA)

Patient Services Assistant – contact: Mark.Walker@sa.gov.au

PSA Coordinator

Allied Health – contact: Melissa.Whitehead@sa.gov.au

  • Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Carer Consultant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social Worker
  • Senior Physiotherapist
  • Dietician
  • Senior Clinical Psychologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Music Therapist
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Allied Health Clinician

Nursing – contact: Emma.Altman@sa.gov.au

  • Associate Nurse/Midwife Unit Manager, Mental Health
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse –Mental Health Qualification
  • Enrolled Nurse

Applications close: 29 November 2020

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 740320

Closing Date for Applications: 29 November 2020
Name of Contact Person: Emma.Altman@sa.gov.au
Telephone Number of Contact Person: Melissa.Whitehead@sa.gov.au

About SA Health

As nurses and midwives our patients are at the centre of what we do.  Our nurses and midwives make a real difference across the health spectrum and at all levels in the nursing and midwifery professions. Our strong partnerships are vital to our success.

SA Health acknowledges the dynamic and evolving health care environment. We have a nursing and midwifery workforce that is supportive, team oriented and responsive to changing community needs.  Our nurses and midwives are leaders of, and participate in teams that achieve positive outcomes for patients and the community.

Right now is an exciting time to work as a nurse or a midwife in South Australia, to respond effectively to ongoing change and to contribute to health care reform and new models of care.

If you would like to become a part of this important workforce and contribute to making a real difference to the lives of South Australians, please visit the Nursing & Midwifery Office website.