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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney - Darlinghurst, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Job Description:

Position Title: Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Transitional Nurse Practitioner- Correctional Health
Employment Type: Maximum Term Full Time, up to 2026
Hours per week: 38 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Position Grade: Clinical Nurse Consultant/ Nurse Practitioner
Salary: $117318.30 to $ 133034.48 per annum plus applicable allowances up to $7000
Enterprise Agreement: Named NSW (non-declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Nurses Agreement, 2017
Department Name: Correctional Health
Location: Parklea Corrections Complex, Parklea

St Vincent’s is contracted by leading service providers MTC Broadspectrum to deliver health services to Parklea Correctional Centre – a major Sydney prison with capacity for 1,816 male inmates.

The provision of healthcare is a vital part of an inmate’s life. We’ve established St Vincent’s Correctional Health Services because of the unique difference corrective health professionals can make.

In 1838, when the Sisters of Charity who founded St Vincent’s arrived in Sydney from Ireland, they immediately went to the Parramatta Female Factory, where they made an important difference to the lives of hundreds of women convicts there. Similarly today, St Vincent’s Correctional Health aims to make a major difference by providing multidisciplinary healthcare to inmates at Parklea Correctional Complex.

St Vincent’s has an excellent track record in running health services and we are currently offering exciting opportunities to work within our Correctional Health team. With a major focus on professional development, we offer an array of employee benefits as well as the opportunity to develop a diverse array of skills to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.

Position Summary
A vacancy exists in the above unit within the Parklea Corrections Complex for a highly motivated Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Transitional Nurse Practitioner with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care.
As a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Transitional Nurse Practitioner you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on an individual and the community. You will serve as a critical link to identifying the health care needs of the individual patient and promote health and wellbeing.
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing safe, high quality care in mental health assessment and management of correctional health patients.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment.

Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates.
Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a Corrective Service Clearance NSW to be able to take up this role.

What we offer:

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Additional payments in the form of a environmental and productivity allowance up to 7K pa
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields Opportunity to network with fellow colleagues across St Vincent’s Health Australia
  • Salary Packaging Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Passport
Application Instructions:
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab
Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV

Selection Criteria

1. Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia
2. Currently registered as a registered Nurse with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency and endorsed by the Board to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or, if transitional, evidence of substantial progress towards endorsement.
3. Demonstrated operational, financial, human resource, workplace health and safety and effective communication / interpersonal skills experience at departmental level
4. Comprehensive understanding of clinical governance and current nursing issues
5. Ability to deliver, evidenced based, patient centred care within a complex environment
6. Demonstrated experience in quality improvement principles, clinical policy and procedure development and implementation
7. Computer literacy in MS Word/Excel, Email and an electronic medical record / referral system
8. Demonstrated evidence of integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, critical thinking and analysis in their daily practice

An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application. Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

***Please note that the job posting will come down from career sites at 11:59pm the day before the job posting end date***

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist: Review the following documents:

Contact Details: Katya Issa, Operations Manager St Vincent's Correctional health, katya.issa@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact:

Closing Date: 5 March 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

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St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney

Darlinghurst, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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