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Registered Nurse - Cairns

Lives Lived Well

About Lives Lived Well

Mental health concerns and alcohol and drug dependency can make life really tough – and too often people find themselves grappling with economic challenges and social isolation as well.

Our driving belief is that “with the right support people can change”. We are a progressive, for purpose organisation, delivering leading edge clinical services aimed at supporting people to live their lives well. We are growing fast in Queensland and New South Wales – in size, geographic footprint, service diversity and clinical innovation.

About the role

Are you a Registered Nurse who shares our passion in working with our clients at their point of need? We currently have an opportunity available for a full time RN to join our team at the Cairns office. Our Cairns office provides a safe, welcoming environment for supported day recovery. You will be required to Work collaboratively with other local LLW programs including Breakthrough for Families, Shanty Creek Intake, Continuing Care and CREST.

You will thrive in this opportunity to:

  • Coordinate the referral, intake and assessment process for clients seeking entry into the Withdrawal Support Program, that includes hub and outreach.
  • Lead the formulation of a shared care plan with the treating GP who is managing the medical withdrawal regime of clients accessing the service.
  • Monitor the physical and psychological condition of clients who are receiving withdrawal support.
  • Manage referrals to a primary GP and the coordination of acute care (hospital admissions) where necessary.
  • Participate in case conferencing with the primary GP, clinicians and other agencies.

About you

You are an engaging individual with the ability to connect with clients who are navigating mental health challenges and difficult life experiences. You can work both autonomously and collaboratively within a team and utilise the appropriate techniques to support your clients. You will also demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated competence in the provision of client centred nursing care.
  • Contemporary knowledge of the issues relating to drug and alcohol withdrawal, including psychopharmacology.
  • Demonstrated triage skills in clinical assessment, decision making and providing nursing interventions.
  • Experience in working with general practice and/or primary health care settings.
  • Proven capacity to work flexibly in the context of a community-based setting and to provide crisis support and referral.

The salary for this position is up to $89,137.36 per annum applicable loadings and penalties, as well as access to up to $18,540 salary packaging.

To learn more about the role visit our careers page.

Ready to join us?

Here is what we have on offer:

  • Salary packaging – full salary packaging can increase your take home pay by approx. $6k per annum subject to the number of hours worked.
  • A focus on wellbeing – self-care, support and a holistic view of health and wellness.
  • Learning opportunities – a comprehensive induction program and ongoing capability development.

Apply now!

Click ‘apply’ and go to our LLW Careers page and submit your application. Please note we only accept applications through our Careers page.

For questions or information about the role, email Travis Rogers, Team Leader AOD Services Cairns on travis.rogers@liveslivedwell.org.au, using the subject line: Registered Nurse - Cairns enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Lives Lived Well is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of social, cultural and gender backgrounds that reflect our community including First Peoples.

Confirmation of employment will be subject to candidate's possession of a Current Australian Drivers Licence, Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and completed Australian Criminal History Check and provision of COVID-19 vaccination certificate, in line with the Queensland Public Health Order.

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