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Registered Nurse - Community Withdrawal Program - Mackay

Lives Lived Well
  • Ongoing Community based role, working between 8am to 5pm
  • Work with an innovative and specialist Alcohol & Other Drugs Treatment Organisation
  • Access salary packaging

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Registered Nurse for our community-based withdrawal support service in Mackay, you will play a key role in building our service within the Mackay and Sarina Community. This will include taking a lead on making genuine and meaningful connections within health and community networks, as well as delivery of the withdrawal program of our clients. You will work with GPs for assessment, care planning and evidence-informed care in collaboration and work very closely with our AOD Counsellor Case Managers to provide holistic support to our clients.

About the role

This is an ongoing full time position, working from our office in Mackay. You will coordinate and monitor the delivery of community-based withdrawal support for clients, provide assessment, care planning and evidence-informed care in collaboration with the treating General Practitioner/s (GP) and counsellor/case managers within the service. This will look like:

  • Build and foster positive relationships with GP and health care network
  • Coordinate the referral, intake and assessment process for clients seeking entry into the Withdrawal Support Program.
  • Lead the formulation of a shared care plan with the treating GP who is managing the client/s medical withdrawal regime
  • Undertake work to promote the service and increase referrals to our Withdrawal Service; including building relationships with GPs and other health providers, organising Practice Visits and Addiction Medicine Specialist events
  • Monitor the physical and psychological condition of clients who are receiving withdrawal support
  • Provide in-service visits at the Sarina Awal Medical Clinic relationship

Access the position description on our careers page for further information.

The salary range for is $89,078 to $95,302 annually. We are fortunate that our employees can also access $18,540 salary packaging which increases your take home pay.

Our new Registered Nurse will have:

  • Current registration and qualification as a Registered Nurse (e.g. AHPRA)
  • Demonstrated competence in the provision of client centred nursing care, including experience working with individuals with problematic alcohol and substance use and/or mental health issues
  • Contemporary knowledge of the issues relating to drug and alcohol withdrawal, including psychopharmacology.
  • Excellent stakeholder consultation skills
  • 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
  • Proven capacity to work as an effective team member and relate positively to a diverse range of clients, colleagues and health professionals.

What is on offer

We at Lives Lived Well are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff by fostering a flexible, family-friendly work culture. an employee of a registered charity, you can increase your take home pay by salary sacrificing everyday expenses, meals and entertainment.

We're passionate about the possibilities! If you are too - apply today!

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 please contact recruitment@liveslivedwell.org.au, using the subject line: Registered Nurse - Community Withdrawal Program 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 and completed Australian Criminal History Check

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