• Yorke and Northern Local Health Network, Yorke Peninsula Community Mental Health Team, Kadina
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: RN/RM1 $75,661 – $103,935 pa; RN/RM2 $87,817 – $112,041 pa – Ongoing F/T

You will ensure optimal consumer care for mental health clients in the Yorke Peninsula region by delivering direct, comprehensive care and individual case management to mental health consumers. Primarily working in a community setting, inpatient assessments are also conducted as part of the Mental Health Clinician role. The provision of education and counselling are considered essential components of care which are directed towards the attainment of optimum consumer health and recovery. This may involve consultation and liaison with other professional disciplines and non-governmental organisations. You will use your clinical knowledge, skills and experience in the application of direction, support, orientation and education to other staff, and may be required to participate in research projects, quality improvement activities and policy development within the practice setting. You will be accountable for your own practice standards, activities delegated to others and the guidance and development of less experienced staff.

The beautiful Yorke Peninsula is a great lifestyle location with beach-side living and easy access to Adelaide via a major road network. There is the opportunity to work flexible hours within service needs – work/life balance is valued by our team. We offer a supportive and friendly team environment with the opportunity to work with minimal direct supervision and support for ongoing professional development through Yorke & Northern and discipline specific options.

You 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 and must hold a relevant postgraduate qualification in Mental Health practice. To be appointed to RN2 level you must have at least 3 years full time equivalent, post registration mental health experience and experience in the leadership and direction of student nurses, enrolled nurses and less experienced registered nurses / clinicians.

You will have recent experience working within the mental health sector in a community setting, preferably with rural experience. Capable of working with minimal direct supervision, you will operate well within a small multidisciplinary team environment and demonstrate a commitment to providing consumer and family centred care. Effective communication skills including problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills will be essential.

Please note that this position is multi-classed as RN/RM1 or RN/RM2C and classification will be determined by the essential requirements listed in the Role Description.

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 Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.

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.

Applications close: 17 November 2020

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 736026

Closing Date for Applications: 17 November 2020
Name of Contact Person: Steven Letcher
Telephone Number of Contact Person: (08) 8880 5400

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