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Shared Care Clinical Nurse Consultant

St Vincent's Health Network, NSW

Temporary Part Time


Clinical Nurse Consultant/Specialist

Purpose of Position

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified and motivated mental health nurses for a part time (0.5 FTE) Shared Care CNC 2 role in the St Vincents Mental Health Service. This new role will support a stepped care service model by identifying and supporting general practitioners who work with or are willing to work with people with mental health disorders.The position is 12 months fixed term with a view to a further extension to 24 months.Key responsibilities will include:Working with general practitioners and/or psychiatrists to provide coordinated clinical care for people with severe and complex mental illness transitioning to and from primary and secondary care.Providing information on physical health care, as required and, where appropriate, assist in addressing the physical and mental health inequities.Improving links to other health professionals, clinical services and psychosocial support providers. Promoting and committing to the implementation of quality improvement activities related to the care and treatment of mental health consumers and their carers.Liaising and developing partnerships within a range of health, other government and non-government departments, organisations and services.Undertaking administrative tasks and responsibilities to support the above objectives.This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.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.All applicants are required to address the Selection Criteria in their application and should include two referees in their application. Please address your application to the Contact Person listed.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 Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2011_005. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

Position Summary

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Applications close at 11:45pm on 27th Sep 2017


Selection Criteria

Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries

Currently registered as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency

Post registration tertiary qualifications (or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by St Vincents Health Network) and a minimum of 5 years full time equivalent post registration experience, with at least 3 years full time equivalent experience in the specialty field

Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within the interdisciplinary team and demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development

Demonstrated high level computer literacy with email and an electronic patient record system

Demonstrated high level effective communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated evidence of integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, critical thinking and analysis in their daily practice as a registered nurse

Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to priorities competing workloads with in a complex environment