Overview

  •  Women’s and Children’s Health Network –  Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – Nurse Consultant
  • Total Indicative Remuneration $124,301 – $131,635 p. a –  Full Time – Temporary Up to 12 months
  • RN/M3

Within the framework of the National Mental Health Policy and the Standards for Mental Health Services and in a manner consistent with the stated Vision and Values of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network, the Nurse Consultant (NC) nurse provide clinical nursing expertise for children, adolescences and their families with mental health issues. NC’s accept accountability for the outcomes of nursing practice for children, adolescences and their families with mental health issues and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy. The NC is accountable to the Nursing Director CAMHS for supporting and developing the skills of less experienced nursing staff and delivering specialist child and adolescent mental health nursing to consumers with complex needs while providing clinical leadership to nursing and other multidisciplinary staff. The NC is responsible for ensuring optimal consumer care is provided by utilising the process of nursing to deliver direct and comprehensive mental health nursing care to mental health consumers within Mallee Ward. The provision of assessment, mental health intervention, education, counselling and group work is considered essential components of care which is directed towards the attainment of optimum consumer health and recovery. This involves consultation and liaison with other professional disciplines and non-government organisations. The NC uses expert clinical knowledge, skills and experience in the application of direction, support, orientation and education to nursing staff and leads and participates in action research projects, quality improvement activities and policy development within the practice 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: 759692

Applications close: 9 June 2021

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 759692

Closing Date for Applications: 9 June 2021
Name of Contact Person: Kendall Lounder
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 08 8161 6624
kendall.lounder@sa.gov.au