• Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Mental Health Inpatient Services, Whyalla
  • Salary: $72,651 – $99,129 p.a (pro rata) – Ongoing Part Time – RN/M1

The Registered Nurse Role
The Registered Nurse (RN) will contribute to the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated range of evidenced based, recovery oriented services across the multi-disciplinary Local Health Network (LHN) Mental Health (MH) service appropriate to the needs of the consumer and the local community. The RN will consolidate knowledge and skills and develop in capability through continuous professional development and experience.

The RN contributes to the delivery of integrated clinical mental health care to consumers across community, acute and rehabilitation service settings and will utilise and develop a combination of preventative, early intervention, therapeutic and evaluative approaches, including individual and family therapeutic approaches, group programs, health promotion and community development programs.

Employees working within this level develop from novice practitioners to a proficient level of professional practice. They consolidate knowledge and skills and develop in capability through continuous professional development and experience. An employee at this level accepts accountability for his or her own standards of nursing/midwifery care and for activities delegated to others.

Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate.

Must be enrolled and/or willing to enrol in further postgraduate studies within Mental Health practice.

Please refer to the job pack below for more detailed information on the position, responsibilities and qualifications.

Whyalla is the first regional community in South Australia to have both a specialised inpatient mental health facility and mental health rehabilitation service. Previously, these specialised services were only available in metropolitan Adelaide. These facilities will now enable regional consumers to stay closer to home and to their support networks.

In addition to the annual salary and entitlements (superannuation & leave loading), we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, watch a short video about what salary packaging is.

This is a part time vacancy, working 40 hours per fortnight and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.

The Region
When you join our dynamic workforce you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure relaxation, recreation and sightseeing. In The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, you can experience cultural diversity, outback locations and regional city conveniences, whilst working in innovative roles to improve the community’s health outcomes and wellbeing.

FUNLHN Information Page.pdf

Living in Whyalla offers great weather with 300 days of sunshine a year, great beaches, and a huge variety of sports and outdoor activities to suit everyone. Whyalla is perfectly located on the Eyre peninsula and offers a doorway to many other tourist locations within 2.5 hours drive to Port Lincoln and beyond, or a short 45-minute drive to the base of the Flinders Ranges – https://www.whyalla.com/.

About Whyalla.pdf

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  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving no contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (general employment)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)
SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 866684

Name: Marion Hall
Title: Administration Officer
Phone: 8644 5130
E-mail: marion.hall@sa.gov.au

Application Closing Date
Saturday 25th May 2024 – 11.55PM

Closing Date for Applications: Saturday 25th May 2024 - 11.55PM