• Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Northern Mental Health – Elizabeth Vale
  • Salary: $172,459 p.a. – RN6.5 – Temporary Full-Time up to 30 June 2025

About Us:

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.

With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.

Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.

At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows.

Benefits of working at NALHN:

From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.

Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas.

About You:

Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic employee looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.

In this role you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to successfully problem solve, resolve conflicts and negotiate, including the ability to engage in difficult conversations, whilst building and maintaining relationships. An ability to effectively manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities and demonstrated resilience within a stressful and complex environment is essential to this role.

About the Role:

An exciting career opportunity exists in Northern Adelaide Local Health Network to join our team. The role plays a critical role in leading the strategic and operational leadership of the State-wide Mental Health Division and significantly contributes to the achievement of NALHN strategic objectives and South Australia’s Health Care Plan.

In conjunction with the Divisional Director (Medical), you will provide expert level strategic and operational leadership, management, governance and direction.

In addition you will be jointly responsible with the Divisional Director (Medical) for the development of service plans and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) through working with the Chief Executive Officer and the NALHN Planning and Performance Council and are charged with the responsibility of service delivery across NAHLN.

Working at NALHN gives the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that delivers a wide spectrum of healthcare services, reaching over 400,000 people this is an attractive opportunity to make a meaningful difference in a large and diverse community.

To be eligible for this position, you must Registered as a Nurse by the Nursing/Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and who holds a current practising certificate. You must be enrolled in an approved mental health course or hold a qualification in mental health practice.

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.


  • 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)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category B (indirect 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: 869986

Stacey Rider
Phone: (08) 8182 9230
E-mail: stacey.rider@sa.gov.au

Application Closing Date
03 June 2024 – 11.55PM


* Refer to the SA Health Career Website – How to apply for further information.

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 869986

Closing Date for Applications: 03 June 2024
Name of Contact Person: Stacey Rider
Telephone Number of Contact Person: (08) 8182 9230