• Part Time
  • Whyalla

SA Health

  • Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Whyalla
  • Salary $114,560 – $119,682 p.a. (pro rata) – Ongoing Part time (28 hrs per week) – RN/M3

The Mental Health Nurse Consultant will provide clinical, educational and professional mental health services within the general medical/emergency department setting. The Mental Health Nurse Consultant works in partnership with a range of stakeholders from regional South Australia (SA) and Rural and Remote Mental Health Service (RRMHS), and supports the development of Mental Health clinicians in the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) to provide an integrated mental health response. The Mental Nurse Consultant will work closely with the FUNLHN Community Mental Health Teams and will be responsible for providing education and mentoring to Flinders and Upper North LHN staff to improve skills in managing mental health consumers.

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.

The Mental Health Nurse Consultant accepts accountability for their mental health nursing practice, the outcomes of nursing practices for the specific patient/consumer group, the professional advice given, delegations of care made and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.

The Nurse Consultant 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; holds a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (or equivalent).  The Nurse must have at least 3 years post registration experience; a demonstrated expertise in the mental health nursing practice in accordance with the relevant standards; a demonstrated experience in the supervision and leadership of multidisciplinary staff, student nurses, enrolled nurses and less experienced registered nurses and/or midwives and experience working with Aboriginal consumers.

This is a part time vacancy, working 56 hours per fortnight and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked.

In addition to the annual salary package, we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.  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.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

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.

When you join our dynamic workforce you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure relaxation, recreation and sightseeing. In The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, you can experience cultural diversity, outback locations and regional city conveniences, whilst working in innovative roles to improve the community’s health outcomes and wellbeing.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.