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Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1 - Mental Health Emergency Department

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1
Remuneration: $113,076 - $115,388 pa
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ214741
Location: Wollongong Hospital
Closing Date: 7 March 2021

What you'll be doing The Clinical Nurse Consultant provides expert clinical assessment and advice to patients/clients, carers and other health care professionals with complex healthcare needs within the Mental Health setting in ISLHD Emergency Departments.
The Clinical Nurse Consultant is a clinical expert who, through leadership, facilitates excellence in research based clinical practice, education, research and professional leadership. The Clinical Nurse Consultant models the CORE (Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment) values of the organisation.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

National Police Checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017 before employment can commence.

For further information visit: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria:

  1. Registered Nurse with a current licence to practice from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and current NSW driver’s licence. Minimum five years full time equivalent post registration experience and in addition who has approved post registration qualification in Mental Health or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by the public hospital or public health organisation.
  2. Proven knowledge or experience in acute Mental Health Care, with a demonstrated commitment to recovery oriented mental health service provision.
  3. Proven clinical leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in nursing practice.
  4. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including Mental Health Assessment, consultation, liaison and networking skills.
  5. Proven skills in clinical teaching, the identification of education needs in the clinical area, and competency in the use of contemporary information systems.
  6. Commitment to the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement and ability to conduct research/evaluation and apply to an expanded scope of practice within the emergency department.
  7. Demonstrated experience in identifying, reviewing, implementing and evaluating clinical pathways, guidelines, flowcharts for specific age related or complex client groups.

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For role related queries or questions contact Leona Doherty on [email protected]

Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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