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Registered Nurse Level 1 – Registered Nurse Level 1 Job at ACT Government Health – Canberra ACT

Registered Nurse Level 1 – Registered Nurse Level 1 (Job Number: 01Z8T)

Description

Directorate

Canberra Health Services

Branch

Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services

Section

Adult Acute Mental Health Services – Adult Mental Health Unit, Mental Health Short Stay Unit & 12B

Position Number

53905, several

Position Title

Registered Nurse Level 1

Classification

Registered Nurse Level 1

Vacancy Type

Temporary full-time

Duration

Six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Location

The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT

Base Annual Salary

$67,984 – $90,814

Contact Officer

Monique Fielder (02) 5124 5452 [email protected]

Closing Date

10 December 2021

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) is a contemporary evidence-based service providing high quality mental health care that is guided by principles of Recovery.

The Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) is a 40-bed acute inpatient unit for people with acute mental health issues. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and other key services. The Mental Health Short Stay Unit (MHSSU) is a sub-acute 6 bed inpatient unit located in the Emergency Department for people requiring extended mental health assessment and or treatment initiation.

At this level it is expected that you will provide, under limited supervision, high quality clinical nursing skills and care to achieve sound recovery outcomes. It is also an expectation that you will contribute to the multidisciplinary team, and support the senior nurses, Clinical Nurse Consultant and Assistant Director of Nursing in change processes. You will be required to undertake professional development, supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.

DUTIES

Under limited direction of the CNC you will perform high quality clinical nursing skills and care to achieve sound recovery outcomes. It is also an expectation that you will contribute to the multidisciplinary team, and support the senior nurses, Clinical Nurse Consultant and Assistant Director of Nursing in change processes. You will be required to undertake professional development, supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes. You will:

Provide appropriate clinical interventions and clinical assessment to people with complex mental health needs consistent with the National Mental Health Standards.

Liaise with the multidisciplinary treating team, community teams, General Practitioners, carers and other agencies with regard to the person’s care.

Actively apply recovery orientated practices and interventions in a way that acknowledges the dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights of individuals and or groups.

Provide high quality patient care supportive of endorsed policies and procedures working within the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2015, other relevant legislation.

Undertake as an active team member the monitoring and evaluation of the quality of care provided and ensure support and orientation is provided to student nurses and student enrolled nurses.

participate in clinical governance systems, quality improvement initiatives, clinical supervision, mandatory training, continuing professional development and performance management.

Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.

ABOUT YOU

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

Flexible, adaptable and comfortable with changing working environment.

Commitment to achieving positive outcomes

Strong organisational skills with a high degree of personal motivation.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
Relevant Post graduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing and experience working professionally within acute Mental Health setting is preferred.

The successful applicant will need to be available to work a rotating shift roster, including night shifts and weekends.

Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.

Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Undergo a pre-employment Police check.

Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Notes: These are temporary positions available for six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Please note that appointment may be based on written applications and referee reports.

WHAT YOU REQUIRE

These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:

Prove clinical knowledge and experience in the implementation of high quality nursing care providing recovery centred care for people with complex mental health needs.

Understanding of the National Standards for Mental Health Services, national mental health priorities and recovery orientated practices for mental health service delivery.

Demonstrated ability work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and relevant stakeholders.

Well developed and effective written and verbal communication skills with proven interpersonal skills relating to people with a mental illness.

Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

HOW TO APPLY / OR WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and

A response to the selection criteria under “what you require” in no more than three pages.

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

CHS Contact:
Monique Fielder, AAMHS Inpatient Units Nurse Unit Manager

Phone 5124 5452

Job: Registered Nurses & Midwives

Salary Range: 67,984.00 – 90,814.00

Contact Name: Monique Fielder

Contact Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 10/Dec/2021, 6:59:00 AM

About the Company

Company: ACT Government Health –

Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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