• Central Adelaide Local Health Network   
  • Mental Health Services, Glenside
  • Salary  RN-2   $84,870 – $107,279
  • Salary  AHP-2 $86,950 – $100,729
  • Permanent full-time and part-time positions                             

About the role

RN-2  The CN provides mental health nursing care in a variety of settings across the MHCP.  The CN’s practice has been consolidated by experience and/or further study.  CNs are expected to demonstrate ongoing practice development from competent to proficient practitioners.  The CN accepts accountability for their own practice standards, activities delegated to others and the guidance and development of less experienced staff.  The CN role is predominantly clinical in nature; however CNs may be assigned appropriate portfolios consistent with their career development plan and MHCP priorities.  CNs may be required to be involved in clinical teaching and/or research; wider or external work on complex or MHCP wide projects such as clinical protocols, guidelines and / or process mapping and / or specific activity and / or portfolio responsibility.


The Mental Health Clinical Program works with youth, adults and older people and provides a stepped range of services encompassing emergency, acute inpatient, sub-acute, community and rehabilitation services.  The Mental Health Clinical Program works in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders including consumers, the community, professional groups such as General Practitioners, non-government organisations and other government departments.

The Mental Health Triage Service (MHTS) is a metropolitan wide collaboration with SA Ambulance Service (SAAS).  It receives and triages telephone referrals from consumers and concerned family or community members who contact the service for emergency mental health care.  The Mental Health Triage Service provides initial assessment, service coordination for the consumer with rapid through put and linking of consumers with the appropriate service. It has a role in monitoring mental health activity and coordination across South Australia.

Access is via telephone response 24/7 to mental health services which includes emergency mental health and crisis intervention via identified mobile Emergency Response staff being directly tasked. Clinicians provide specialist advice to consumers/carers and health professionals, referral to community mental health teams or other mental health services and referral to other agencies.


The Central Adelaide Local Health Network includes South’s Australia’s major quaternary facility, the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, and the Repat Health Precinct. We also deliver mental health services at Glenside Health Services and at a range of other locations across the metropolitan and regional areas.

We’re looking for talented staff to join us and help us to shape the future of health through world-class care and world-class research and achieve our vision of being in the top 50 health services in the world and top 5 in Australia.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary packaging available
  • Strong community minded culture and values providing world class care to South Australians
  • Access to Fitness Passport, a discounted workplace health and fitness program available to CALHN staff and their families.
  • Opportunity for movement across the SA Health system: There are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and your career at one of our many metropolitan or regional sites.

Essential Requirements:

Diversity and inclusion: At CALHN we support and foster a culture in which employees feel they belong and feel safe at work. The culture aims to encourage all people to use their talents and to be valued and rewarded for their contributions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Application Information:

  • The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
  • Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant Immunisation screening.

Applications close: Friday 1 November 2024

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 864893


Mental Health Team Leader

Telephone:  +61 8 7087 1872

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 1 November 2024