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Registered Nurse - Mental Health

Lives Lived Well
  • Full-time 12 month contract
  • Additional 5 paid leave days + discounts on a range of products/services
  • Hourly rate up to $46.21 + Super + Full salary packaging up to $18,540 per year

About Lived Lived Well

We are a progressive, for-purpose organisation, delivering leading edge clinical services aimed at supporting people to live their lives 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'.

About the role

As a Registered Nurse in our practice, you will hold responsibility for overseeing the general health and wellbeing of the resident population at Mirikai residential service. You must be autonomous and be able to make decisions that will help our residents in their journey of recovery. Our residents will present with AOD dependency and a broad range of associated psychological and physiological issues including complex co-morbidities. You will thrive in this opportunity to:

  • Coordinate the referral, intake, and assessment process for new clients
  • Lead the formulation of a shared care plan with the treating GP
  • Monitor the physical and psychological condition of clients who are receiving withdrawal support.
  • Manage referrals to a primary GP and coordinate acute care hospital admissions where necessary.
  • Participate in case conferencing with the primary GP, clinicians, and other agencies.

The hourly rate of pay is $38.69 to $46.21 depending on experience. Full salary packaging up to $18,540 per year.

About you

You will be an experienced RN who is dedicated to make a change in our client’s journey to recovery. Your ability to working autonomously and collaboratively in a team will ensure success in the role. You will also demonstrate the following:

  • Competence in the provision of client-centred nursing care
  • Contemporary knowledge of drug and alcohol withdrawal, including psychopharmacology.
  • Skills in clinical assessment, decision making, and providing nursing interventions.
  • Proven capacity to work flexibly in a team within a community-based setting
  • Ability to provide crisis support and referral

What do you need to apply?

  • Current registration and qualification as a Registered Nurse (e.g., AHPRA)
  • Minimum 2 years’ of experience working with individuals with mental health concerns
  • Experience working within a general practice and/or primary health care settings
  • Experience working within drug and alcohol (preferred)

Here’s what we have on offer

  • A focus on wellbeing — 5 extra paid wellness leave days off each year
  • Salary packaging — full salary packaging can increase your take-home pay by around $16k per annum.
  • Learning opportunities — a comprehensive induction program and ongoing capability development.
  • Clinical Supervision — a structured program to support your practice.
  • Career options — we run multiple services across QLD and NSW and have many opportunities to progress your career.

For more information on the role, see the Position Description.

Apply today!

Click Apply Now to 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 (Mental Health) 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 the candidate's possession of a Current Australian Drivers Licence, Working with Children Check, and completed Australian Criminal History Check

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