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Clinical Nurse Consultant, Grade 1 - Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre And Emergency Department - St George Mental Health Service

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District - Sutherland, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time until 21 May 2022
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1
Remuneration: $57.03 - $58.20 per hour
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ227426

Are you an experienced Mental Health Nurse who is looking for a challenge working in a busy Emergency Department and Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre (PECC) working as a clinical expert? This is a great opportunity to expand your career horizons by taking on this temporary role.
Where you'll be working
Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre and Emergency (PECC/ED), St George Mental Health Service, located on the St George Hospital campus, Kogarah.

What you'll be doing
The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional people, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) will be responsible for performing primary mental health assessments for persons presenting to the St George Emergency Department (ED) who are experiencing mental health issues. The CNC, in partnership with the ED staff and relevant mental health staff will determine a plan of care for persons assessed which may be discharge back to the community with a clearly documented and communicated follow up plan or facilitate an admission to the mental health inpatient unit. The CNC will work day and afternoon shifts 7 days a week with the possibiity of working night shifts if required in the future.

The CNC will promote a mental health nursing service that fosters excellence in clinical, educational and professional leadership, both within the ED and the PECC inpatient unit. The CNC contributes to quality health care by collaborating with health care providers, consumer groups and other community services by developing clinical practice and family oriented standards in emergency and acute mental health care. 
The CNC will demonstrate a high knowledge of quality improvement principles, EEO and WH&S requirements.

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

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.

Selection Criteria

  1. Current unrestricted registration with AHPRA as a registered nurse and at least 5 years full time equivalent post graduate experience and approved post registration nursing qualifications relevant to the clinical area, or qualifications or experience deemed appropriate
  2. Sound knowledge and experience of assessing persons within an acute environment
  3. Demonstrated understanding of nursing processes and their contributions to best practice principles
  4. Proven clinical leadership skills in within the Mental Health program
  5. Demonstrated ability to conduct a thorough Mental Health assessment., including formulation and development of immediate management plans and strategies
  6. Competency in the use of information and communication technology, including standard office software, for email, internet searches, analysis of clinical data, presentations and clinical documentation
  7. Excellant verbal communication skills and be proficient at documenting the outcome of assessments contemporaneously

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Sam Pozo on [email protected]

Applications Close: 16 May 2021

Sutherland, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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