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Alcohol & Other Drug Community Nurses (As Per Award)

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service - East Point, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Be part of our growing team being developed in response to an exciting service expansion to our Alcohol and other Drug Program across East Gippsland.

Four new roles based across East Gippsland:

Mallacoota 48.0 hours per fortnight, Fixed term until September 2022

Orbost 64.0 hours per fortnight, Fixed term until September 2022

Bairnsdale (BRHS) 40.0 – 64.0 hours per fortnight negotiable, Ongoing

The Service:

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service has received COVID 19 Workforce Initiative funding to support existing Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service delivery within the greater East Gippsland region.

The workforce funding provides BRHS with an opportunity to outreach existing health service based AOD programs into remote and regional areas including Mallacoota and Orbost. These new AOD roles will work closely with BRHS AOD clinicians, local and regional GP's and other health service professionals to develop sustainable referral, treatment and support pathways.

The initial funding provides training, support, and supervision for multiple new AOD roles including community based withdrawal nursing positions and smart recovery facilitators. BRHS is committed to providing sustainable treatment and support pathways for people accessing Alcohol and Other Drug treatment programs.

The Position:

The key objective of the community nurse role is to provide a coordination, prevention and clinical service to the local community by conducting clinic assessments, establishing referral pathways and providing education and support to health professionals, clients and families. 

What you need:

  • Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse
  • A minimum 2 years nursing experience with exposure to AOD nursing
  • Qualification in Alcohol and Other Drugs or willingness to participate in additional studies in this discipline
  • Demonstrated effective nursing assessment and care planning skills
  • An understanding of the causes and effects of drugs and alcohol on individuals, families and communities and a genuine interest in this field of nursing

Please view the full key selection criteria in the position description

Why should you Apply?

  • Be part of this new and expanding specialized service
  • Receive strong support to develop your knowledge and skills in the AOD field
  • Fantastic opportunity to add value and make a difference in your community
  • Enjoy a collaborative and supportive environment led by the BRHS AOD Clinical Nurse Consultant


For more information contact Sue Dunkley, AOD Clinical Nurse Consultant on 03 5150 3631. 

Applications by close of business: Wednesday 30th June 2021

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume and response to the key selection criteria as listed in the position description and be submitted by selecting “Apply Now” below.

Please read our application guidelines here

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East Point, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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