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Registered Nurse - Mental Health (524720)

TAS Statewide, TAS

Full Time

Base

Registered Nurse

As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the Statewide Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Registered Nurse will, with a focus on engagement, work in collaboration with the consumers, their family, or carers, to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care that is evidence based, person centred, and trauma informed.

The Tasmanian Mental Health Reforms are driving change for our communities.

Tasmania is in the midst of an innovative reform including a tri-agency service to respond to emergency mental health crises, hospital in the home, community-based treatment beds, Safe Haven, an integration hub with increased service connectivity and support, Recovery College to educate and empower, CAMHS, alcohol and drugs, intellectual disability and older persons service reforms. With new services funded in all our island’s regions we are seeking Mental Health Nurses for all specialities.

Tasmania offers a high standard of living and an exceptional quality of life where you are never more than ten minutes away from a breath-taking coastline, a National Park or an award-winning restaurant or bar. Whether you are a young single looking to hike, mountain bike or 4WD some world class trails and enjoy the arts and wine scene or a family seeking a sense of community, short commutes, an outdoor lifestyle, Tasmania is for you.

Please note this advertisement meets the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship as determined by Department of Home Affairs. We encourage overseas and international candidates who meet eligibility criteria for registration with AHPRA to apply.

As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the Statewide Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Registered Nurse will:

  • With a focus on engagement, work in collaboration with the consumers, their family, or carers, to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care that is evidence based, person centred, and trauma informed.

  • Function as an active member of the MDT to provide care to all consumers of the service, which includes biopsychosocial assessments, active, therapeutic engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments, and updates to the care plan in consultation with the individual consumer, their carers and the MDT.

  • As a member of the service, evaluate the effectiveness of nursing strategies in meeting anticipated patient outcomes and participate in the development and revision of organisational documentation, policies and procedures relating to nursing based best practice and the model of care for the service.

  • Complete all required clinical documentation, including assessments, risk assessment, transfer of care, relevant clinical correspondence, and clinical data collection, within specified timeframes, predominantly via electronic consumer records systems.

  • Under general direction, actively participate in research and quality improvement activities that are expected to advance the practice of nursing, including the use of the National Standards for Mental Health Services.

  • Undertake the delivery of nursing care to consumers based on best practice principles, person centred, recovery orientated and trauma informed care, within a collaborative and multi-disciplinary framework.

  • Provide care to all consumers of the service, which includes comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, active, therapeutic engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments, ongoing psychotherapeutic work using a range of modalities and techniques, within a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).

  • Participate in the development and revision of organisational documentation and policies and procedures relating to nursing based best practice and the model of care.

The Role:

  • With a focus on engagement, work in collaboration with the consumers, their family or carers, to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care that is evidence based, person centred, and trauma informed.

  • Function as an active member of the MDT to provide care to all consumers of the service, which includes biopsychosocial assessments, active, therapeutic engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments, and updates to the care plan in consultation with the individual consumer, their carers and the MDT.

  • As a member of the service, evaluate the effectiveness of nursing strategies in meeting anticipated patient outcomes and participate in the development and revision of organisational documentation, policies and procedures relating to nursing based best practice and the model of care for the service.

  • Complete all required clinical documentation, including assessments, risk assessment, transfer of care, relevant clinical correspondence and clinical data collection, within specified timeframes, predominantly via electronic consumer records systems.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment:

Permanent, full time, shift work (fully rotational)position working 76 hours per fortnight commencing 2 January 2023.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Location:

Mental Health Services - South

Learn more about our beautiful state here: https://tasmanian.com.au/

Base Salary: $67,982 to $93,964 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

  • Access to the Grade 4 salary range $87,970 - $93,964 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4

  • Salary range is in accordance with Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Agreement) 2019

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

  • Post Graduate Allowance of up to 7.5% based on qualification type

  • Professional Development Allowance of up to $750 per annum

Eligibility:

Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse
  • Current Driver’s Licence (only applicable where the occupant is required to provide services to community-based clients)

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  • Possess or be working towards a specialist tertiary graduate or post graduate mental health/psychiatric nursing qualification, or completed prior to the transfer of nurse education to the tertiary sector, a hospital based training program that resulted in previous registration as a psychiatric nurse by the relevant nurse registration authority within Australia

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty

  2. Identification check

  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

  • We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.
  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For More Information (Contact Officer)

Adrian Bol

Position: Project Officer – Recruitment
Phone: 0429 172 435
E-mail:adrianus.bol@ths.tas.gov.au


Important Information

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To update your email address (or contact number), log in towww.jobs.tas.gov.auand look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

Job Ad Reference 1085430
Date Listed 05 August 2022
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