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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Urgent Mental Health Care Centre - Adelaide

Neami National

About the Role

  • Casual and Part Time (0.5FTE-0.9FTE) positions available, Salary will be negotiated with successful applicant dependent on skills and exp
  • 24/7 Rotating Roster as per the operational requirements at UMHCC
  • Maximum Term contract until 30 June 2024 subject to continued Government funding

About the Service

As the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, you will form part of the UMHCC multidisciplinary team responsible for providing clinical leadership and high-quality, person centered care to Guests accessing the UMHCC. Based upon the key principles of Clinical Practice, Leadership, Education and Research, the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is an integral member of the multidisciplinary team and draws on their knowledge of recovery from mental illness and crisis intervention, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.

The Mental Health Nurse Practitioner works competently within their scope of practice to deliver evidence based and person-centred care to achieve optimal health outcomes.

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.

As the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, you will form part of the UMHCC multidisciplinary team responsible for:

  • Providing clinical leadership and high-quality, person centered care to consumers accessing the UMHCC
  • Ensure thorough exit planning for all guests accessing the UMHCC
  • Mentor and supervise nurse practitioner candidates and mental health registered nurses

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Significant clinical experience in an acute, sub-acute or other setting in which crisis care is a core component of service delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships with government and non-government health and welfare service providers to pursue practical strategies to improve service delivery to consumers
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including using reflective practice principles
  • Advanced level of clinical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the provision of crisis care
  • Knowledge of complex mental health and drug and alcohol issues
  • Knowledge of the recovery model

Why work with 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)

Mandatory requirements:

  • Registration as a Nurse Practitioner endorsed Mental Health with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 with a current annual practicing certificate from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is essential
  • Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Current Prescriber Number
  • Criminal record checks are mandatory for all new appointments
  • Working with Children checks and Vulnerable Person checks are required before commencement of work (employee responsibility)
  • All staff are required to adhere to the UMHCC immunisation policy directives to minimise the risk of vaccine preventable diseases in order to protect workers, other employees, consumers and visitors

How to apply:

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then please apply now.

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description below.

If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact: Helene Nielsen, Regional Manager – Crisis Services - Ph: (08) 8448 9100 or Mob: 0437 818 629

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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