• Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network
  • Riverland Integrated Mental Health (MH) Team, Berri
  • Salary $121,537 – $126,970 p.a. – Ongoing Full Time – RN/M3


We have a great opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse Consultant to join our dedicated Mental Health Team, ready to make a positive impact in the lives of people with mental health challenges.

As the Mental Health Nurse Consultant, you will provide clinical nursing expertise to contribute to the improvement of high quality, safe mental health services and provides clinical and consultancy services that support the recovery of mental health consumers across community, acute and rehabilitation service settings.

The Mental Health Nurse Consultant is classified as an expert within their area and stream of practice and have a significant degree of autonomy and decision making. Various practice models may be used to enact this role, including but not limited to:

  • Primarily providing expert mental health nursing care;
  • Providing clinical leadership to nurses; and
  • Coordination and leadership of projects and/or programs that contribute clinical expertise to improve consumer/service outcomes.

Please refer to the job pack provided for more detailed information.


Applicants 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 with at least 3 years post registration experience.

A Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (or equivalent) essential.

Why work for us?

The Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network, called RMCLHN for short, supports more than 70,000 people living in country South Australia in the towns and surrounds of Renmark, Paringa, Berri, Barmera, Waikerie, Loxton, Pinnaroo, Lameroo, Karoonda, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend, Meningie, Tintinara and Coonalpyn. View this video for more information about working for RMCLHN.

The RMCLHN promotes flexible ways of working to enable employees to better balance work, personal life, and family commitments.

We are an inclusive workplace that supports diversity to ensure there is a culture in which employees feel they belong and feel safe at work.

If you’re employed full-time, part-time or on a casual basis you could be eligible to pay for a range of expenses with your pre-tax salary, including groceries, utility bills and some work-related expenses including self-education. In addition to the annual salary package, we also offer employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

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Being part of Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network means you will be supported both personally and professionally and can take advantage of education and training opportunities to support you in your role.

Important Information

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • DHS National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker 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 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.

Applications close: 11th April 2024

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 862425.

Elisabeth Buck A/AdNUM Riverland Integrated Mental Health Team
Phone: 8580 2525 or 0421 969 620
E-mail: Elisabeth.Buck@sa.gov.au

Closing Date for Applications: 11th April 2024