• Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Whyalla 
  • Salary $68,481 – $93,439 p.a – Ongoing Full Time – RN/M1

As part of our friendly and supportive work environment, you will contribute to the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated range of evidence based, recovery oriented services across the multidisciplinary country Mental Health Service in Whyalla. Delivery care appropriate to the needs of the consumer and the local community, you will work across community, acute and rehabilitation service settings and will utilise and develop a combination of preventative, early intervention, therapeutic and evaluative approaches. These will include individual and family therapeutic approaches, group programs, health promotion and community development programs. You will participate in quality improvement activities that contribute to consumer safety, risk minimisation and safe work activities within the practice setting. Consolidating your knowledge and skills, you will develop in capability through continuous professional development and experience.

The Whyalla Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit, which opened in 2014, was the first of its kind for regional South Australia, providing 6 beds and allowing patients to stay closer to home. 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 Flinders and Upper North LHN 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.

Flinders and Upper North LHN MH embraces the principles of positive psychology and aims to be a flourishing Mental Health service that impacts meaningfully and positively on the communities it serves. To this end, Eyre and Far North LHN MH promotes the principles of PERMA, as described by Dr Martin Seligman in the Adelaide Thinker in Residence Program, for our staff, consumers and partners.

You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. You must be enrolled in an approved Mental Health course or hold a qualification in Mental Health practice. With demonstrated experience in engaging mental health consumers and their families in the recovery journey, you will bring the ability to work collaboratively with others, including as part of a multidisciplinary team. Effective communication skills including, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills will be essential.

To be successful it is essential that you meet the minimum requirements of the role outlined in the Role Description.

In addition to the annual salary package, we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.  COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

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.

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 796088

Closing Date for Applications: 28 July 2022
Name of Contact Person: Nicole Jaritz
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 8648 8566