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Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurse

Employer: cohealth
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Nursing, Alcohol & Other Drugs
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 14 March, 2019.
Applications close: 31 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Part-time 0.8 EFT
  • Fixed term until 30 April 2020
  • Located in the Inner North and Western regions

We are seeking applications from nurses who can exercise a high level of professional autonomy and responsibility in a community setting. Applicants will have a strong interest in primary health care and a commitment to improving the health of homeless and disadvantaged people

So why cohealth?

We may be a little biased, but we love where we work - really! cohealth aims to provide a rewarding work culture that encourages personal and professional growth. We offer competitive salary, attractive benefits including Not for Profit ‘Salary Sacrificing' benefits on top of your salary, genuine flexible work options and career development, training opportunities for people who really want to soar.

The Team

The AOD Treatment Services team is comprised of a diverse range of roles and skillsets and works together under the Shared Care health framework. This supportive and friendly team offer a holistic, social model of health care with the aim of addressing health inequities experienced by people who use drugs. The service is confidential, innovative, responsive and based on a harm reduction and recovery framework encompassing community development principles aimed at the empowerment and education of people who use drugs, to support them to making informed decisions about their health.

About the role

The Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurse's role will be to provide advice and psychoeducation for clients considering detox as well as support appropriate clients to safely achieve a non-residential detox in their homes or other suitable places. The role will work with in collaboration with clients pre and post detox, offering health & psychosocial interventions in coordination with other medical staff such as GP's.

To be suitable for the role you will ideally possess the following:

  • Division 1 Registered Nurse eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have an understanding of independent nursing practice;
  • Knowledge of principles of prevention and harm minimisation as these relate to alcohol and other drug use;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the clinical nursing requirements for drug and alcohol withdrawal;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in providing person-centred AOD withdrawal services including clinical assessment, care planning, interventions, and risk assessment;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with clients presenting with dual diagnosis;
  • Capacity to provide AOD interventions within the context of substance reduction, cessation and recovery philosophy;
  • Person-centred skills and a genuine interest in working with our client group; and
  • Willingness to participate in regular individual and group based clinical supervision.

If you are an experienced community and/or health professional who is committed to providing high standards of service delivery and passionate about working within community services, then we would love to hear from you!

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

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