• Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Northern Mental Health, Salisbury
  • Salary: RN3 $114,560 – $119,682 p.a. / AHP3 $99,629 – $106,864 p.a.
  • Ongoing Full-Time (Multiple Positions)

South Australia has some of the best beaches, world famous wine regions, the Fringe Festival, the fantastic Adelaide Oval and enviable award-winning food and dining experiences. Adelaide consistently ranked in the world’s 10 most liveable cities throughout the 2010’s and in 2021 Adelaide was ranked the third most liveable city in the world. Adelaide has more affordable accommodation and less traffic congestion with easy access to all facilities from the beach to the Adelaide Hills and scenic regional areas. With a population of over 1,300,000, Adelaide has all of the advantages of bigger cities without the dense population and expense.

NALHN provides care to more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide as well as providing a number of state-wide services, and services to those in regional areas. 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.

Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) is a 443-bed specialist referral public teaching hospital which has links to the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University.  LMH provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, diagnostic, emergency and support services.

Modbury Hospital is a 220-bed, acute care teaching hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency services, Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. GP Plus Health Care Centres and Super Clinics.

With a workforce of almost 6,000 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.

As the South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) Mental Health Co-Responder clinician you will work with SAAS as a secondary response team to respond to mental health related events within the community or police custodial facilities. In this role you will conduct mental health assessments for people interacting with SAAS that present in crisis or are current clients of mental health services. You will be a confident clinician that can determine the care and pathway best suited to enable the individual to access support to ensure the safety of the person and community. This may include (but is not limited to) detention under the Mental Health Act (2009) and/or transport to a hospital or treatment centre, fit for custody assessment and the utilisation of external resources where appropriate such as Non-Government Organisations, community originations or GPs.

To be eligible for the role of Nurse Consultant, you must be registered as a Nurse with 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.

To be eligible for the role of Allied Health Practitioner you must hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification in one of the following Allied Health disciplines:

For a Clinical Psychologist:

  • Must hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification recognised by the PsyBA and general registration with PsyBA and an Endorsed Area of Practice in Clinical Psychology.
  • Must Hold approved supervisor status with the PsychBA at all levels of supervision

For an Occupational Therapist:

  • Must hold an appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

For a Social Worker:

  • Must hold an appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) Directions 2022 No 7 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.  Job Ref: 801156

801156 – SAAS (Co-Responder) RN3 AHP3 (Multiple Positions) – Job Pack.pdf

Applications close: 29 July 2022

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 801156

Closing Date for Applications: 29 july 2022
Name of Contact Person: Gerald Yeoh
Telephone Number of Contact Person: (08) 7485 4363