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Nurse Team Leader - Barwon

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values. If you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

ABOUT US

The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

We are currently seeking a proactive and motivated Team Leader with proven experience in AOD withdrawal management and Mental Health knowledge to provide leadership, support and supervision to the Nursing and Intake teams at GWU.

The Geelong Withdrawal Unit provides a residential medicated withdrawal service for those who are seeking to recover from alcohol and other drugs issues. Clients reside in the Unit during their episode of care and are provided with all meals and facilities. Clients can remain in the programme for a further 21 days (Stage 2) post their medicated withdrawal (Stage 1) to stabilise and plan for their recovery post discharge.

Nursing staff are employed to cover the 24-hour period with clinical supervision provided by the Nursing Coordinator and Visiting Medical Officer (GP)

THE ROLE

We are currently seeking a proactive and motivated Team Leader with proven experience in AOD withdrawal management and Mental Health knowledge to provide leadership, support and supervision to the Nursing and Intake teams at GWU. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Provide partnership with the AOD Team Leader and teams
  • To ensure the delivery of professional, evidence based and wholistic care to all clients engaging with GWU in line with the TSA Model of Care and Regulatory bodies requirements
  • Management of Unit Pharmaceutical requirements in adherence with the Poison Control Plan for GWU
  • Monitor Nurse Practitioner availability, appointments and service delivery including documentation
  • Rostering is supervised ensuring adequate staffing across all shifts and management of leave entitlements
  • Nursing staff prepared and applicable to facilitate student nurses on placement

This position is located at the AOD Barwon, Geelong Withdrawal Unit Corio.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation

HOURS AND SALARY

This is a part-time position, 30.4 hours per week ongoing.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Nurses Award 2010 Grade 4A.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE

  • AOD/MH Nursing - demonstrated experience in AOD withdrawal management and Mental Health knowledge
  • Experience managing teams in the healthcare setting
  • Skills in management of challenging behaviours
  • DIV 1 RN with current APHRA registration
  • Cert IV in AOD or AOD core competencies (4Units)
  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence is essential
  • Be able to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND ENQUIRIES

For a copy of the Position Description and enquiries please go to the Salvos Careers website - Job Reference R3589.

For enquiries please contact Christine Gleeson on 03 5275 3500.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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