Overview

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Northern Community Mental Health – Salisbury
  • Salary: $102,641 – $110,094 p.a. – AHP3 – $121,537 – $126,970 p.a. (pro rata) – RN3A – Temporary Part-Time – 22.5 hours per week, up until 4 April 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 Clinical Care Coordinator 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.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Clinical Care Coordinator within the Northern Community Mental Health Division.

This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture. In this key position you will demonstrate your experience and previous success working as a Registered Mental Health Nurse to ensure high quality care is delivered to our consumers.

AHP3 – The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of clinical business and clinical processes of the Community Mental Health Team. Operating as a part of the leadership team, the Clinical Coordinator is an experienced mental health clinician who will support clinical service delivery.

Employees in this role accept accountability for the outcomes of clinical practice and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy and for developing team performance and a positive work culture in the interest of consumer outcomes.

The incumbent will be required to participate and contribute to the strategic and operational management of the sector as directed by the Sector Manager.

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

  • Ensuring that appropriate clinical support processes are in place.
  • Providing direct expert care for an individual or group of consumers and carers.
  • Providing clinical leadership in partnership with the Team Manager and Lead Consultant to a
    multi-disciplinary integrated community mental team.

RN3A – The Clinical Coordinator (CC) is accountable for their own practice standards, activities delegated to other Nursing Staff and the guidance and development of less experienced staff.

While fulfilling the role of CC, Level 3, Nurses at this level, provide clinical nursing expertise for specified individual consumers and / or groups and / or consumer populations. The CC uses their clinical knowledge and experience to provide the clinical co-ordination of patient / client care delivery in a defined ward / unit value stream or program within a Health Unit / Community Service.

The CC is accountable for the delivery of high-quality Mental Health Nursing Care which is consistent with the Department of Health quality framework.

In this role, accept accountability for the outcomes of clinical practices and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy and for developing team performance and a positive work culture in the interest of consumer outcomes.

The Practice model adopted by Mental Health Service to enact this role in the Adult Integrated Community Mental Health Team, including but not limited to undertaking a combination of primarily providing direct expert nursing care for an individual or group of consumers and providing clinical leadership to nurses.

The Practice model adopted by Mental Health Service for CC to enact this role, including but not limited to undertaking:

  • Primarily providing Clinical Coordination in the team.
  • Provide direct expert nursing care for an individual or group of consumers

The Clinical Coordinator in the Integrated Community Mental Health Team is expected to;

  • Provide expert level nursing care to allocated consumers.
  • Manage clinical business processes for the team.
  • Provide all relevant information regarding new referrals, transfers, planned discharges and overnight contacts.
  • Provide information to the Team Manager of current activity and demand.
  • Ensure accurate record of caseload and workflow on the journey board.
  • Delegate work in collaboration with Team Manager / Psychiatrist Lead Consultant.
  • Coordinate and ensure appropriate handover between shifts.
  • Lead and support clinical reviews.
  • Delegate referrals throughout the shift.
  • Be aware of staff clinical skills and capacity.
  • Support Clinical Roles.
  • Support team flow.
  • Provide clinical and Managerial support to the team, in collaboration with the Team Manager and Psychiatrist Lead Consultant.
  • With the rest of the leadership team, share responsibility for developing, supporting, addressing, and maintaining team culture, appropriate team behaviours and implementation of team values.

To be eligible for this position, you must be:

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate, enrolled in an approved Mental Health course or holds a qualification in mental health practice.
  • Have an Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration with the Psychology Board of Australia OR
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers OR
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration as an Occupational Therapist.

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.

Check(s)

  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • 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 A (direct 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: 860888

Attachments

860888 – Clinical Care Coordinator – RN3A – role description.pdf

860888 – Clinical Care Coordinator – AHP3 – role description.pdf

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

Closing Date for Applications: 5th April 2024, 11.55pm
Name of Contact Person: Fiona McGill
Telephone Number of Contact Person: (08) 7485 4300
Fiona.Mcgill@sa.gov.au