• Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Forensic Mental Health – Oakden
  • Salary: $114,560 – $119,682 p.a. – RN3A – Full-Time Ongoing

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) is currently recruiting for a Nurse Consultant to work within Forensic Inpatient Mental Health. You will work with forensic mental health clients, their carers and families where there are multiple complexities and diverse cultural backgrounds.

As a Nurse Consultant you will use your clinical knowledge and experience to provide to provide the pivotal co-ordination of patient/client care delivery in a patient/client care area within a Health Unit/Community Service. The main focus of this role is the line management, coordination and leadership of nursing and/or multi-disciplinary team activities to achieve continuity and quality of patient/client care and outcomes.

In this role you will primarily provide nursing care; provide clinical leadership to nurses; and coordinate and lead projects and/or programs that contribute clinical expertise to improve patient/client/service outcomes.

Various practice models may be used to enact this role, including but not limited to:

  • Expert clinical nursing assessment and intervention within the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Team to consumers referred from the general wards for mental health assessment
  • Provision of clinical nursing leadership to the nurses James Nash House
  • Engagement in quality improvement activities related to Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service, Emergency Department and mental health inpatient unit within the National Standards for Mental Health Services and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

As a Nurse Consultant you will accept accountability for the outcomes of nursing practices and/or multidisciplinary outcomes in the specific practice setting; for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy; and for developing team performance and a positive work culture in the interest of patient/client outcomes.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • integrating contemporary information and evidence with personal experience to support the decision making, innovative thinking and objective analysis that is expected at this level by having expert clinical knowledge which underpins and informs the ability to support, lead clinical services and management activities that contribute to improve and optimise nursing/midwifery care.
  • providing the pivotal leadership and co-ordination of patient/client care delivery in a defined ward/unit/service/program to achieve continuity and quality of patient/client care and outcomes and efficient patient/client flow.

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

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. 

 797043 – Nurse Consultant – James Nash House – RN3A – Job Pack.pdf

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 797043

Closing Date for Applications: 24/6/22
Name of Contact Person: Gerald Yeoh
Telephone Number of Contact Person: (08) 7485 4363