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Mental Health Registered Nurses - Urgent Mental Health Care Centre - Adelaide CBD

Neami National

Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society

The Urgent Mental Health Care Centre (UMHCC) Registered Nurse is an exciting role responsible for providing person-centred clinical nursing care services to guests (consumers) accessing the Urgent Mental Health Care Centre. The UMHCC is based on our formal partner, RI International’s (RII) “Crisis Now” movement and their international leading lived experience, high engagement, multi-disciplinary crisis model offering an alternative to Emergency Department presentations.

About the Role

  • Part-Time (.4-.8FTE) Positions Available
  • Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2024
  • Based at Urgent Mental Health Care Centre (UMHCC) - Adelaide CBD
  • Registered Nurse Level 2 (Above Award Salary) $84,254 - $88,490

As the Registered Nurse you will form part of the UMHCC multidisciplinary team responsible for providing high-quality, individualised care to consumers accessing the UMHCC. Registered Nurses are integral members of the team and draw on their knowledge of recovery from mental illness and crisis intervention, to install confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.

You will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team including medical officers’, social workers and peer support workers. The Registered Nurse will work with the UMHCC Leadership team to promote a culture of continuous improvement by providing regular and ongoing opportunities for employees to give feedback, and through effective communication of continuous improvement processes.

UMHCC is moving to a 24/7 Rotating Roster therefore your hours of work will be in accordance with a 7 day per week rotating roster which may include a variety of shifts ranging from morning, afternoon, evening, active overnight, and recalls depending on service operational requirements.

You will provide:

  • Relevant clinical experience working within a rehabilitation/recovery and/or crisis service setting is desirable
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to meet program goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of complex mental health and drug and alcohol issues
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the recovery model

Mandatory Requirements

  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
  • Registration as a Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a current Certificate of Registration.
  • 2 years’ experience in mental health practice and a relevant post-registration and/or tertiary qualifications in mental health nursing is highly desirable
  • Current SA Working with Children Check and Vulnerable Person check
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Adhere to UMHCC immunisation policy

Neami National will require, as part of our condition of employment, that all candidates applying for any position must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (or have received one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and have a scheduled appointment to receive their second dose.)

Candidates will be required to provide appropriate evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to Neami National.

Why work for us?

Neami offers its staff a variety of incentives, such as:

  • Being a part of a new and innovative way of supporting people in a Mental Health Crisis:
    • Philosophy of Care – Focus on innovative and trauma informed service provision underpinned by a philosophy co-designed with people with a lived experience of mental health
    • Calm and respectful environment
    • Team approach – multi-disciplinary, inclusive of all voices (including the lived experience), learn from each other
    • Internationally recognised model
    • High profile service
  • Paid to complete training before commencement – with ongoing comprehensive Learning and Development training
  • We are looking for people committed to changing the way people experience a mental health crisis are supported
  • Development and career growth opportunities within the UMHCC and Neami more broadly
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then please apply before the close date. Click "Apply Now".

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

David Mead (Clinical Lead) ph: (08) 8448 9100

Please indicate if you are interested in dedicated night work within your application

We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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