Job description: Remuneration: $60,704.55 – $65,958.93 per annum, pro rata (+ super + 17.5% leave loading where applicable)
Hours per Week: up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ357761
Applications Close: 13 December 2022
Vaccination Category: A (including influenza and 3 does of COVID-19 vaccination)
As the EN, you will be working alongside a team of high performing RN’s providing critical care to our local community. Flexible working hours!
What we offer
Relocation assistance and short-term accommodation options considered
482 temporary visa sponsorship considered
Salary Packaging – up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + $9k remote area housing + novated leasing
Corporate Health and Fitness program
Where you’ll be working
Known for our innovative consumer focused models of care which are designed for the rural and regional population we serve, our Mental Health teams provide critical services within acute, sub-acute and community settings throughout the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work within talented multidisciplinary environments, have excellent support with ongoing development and access to key technologies connecting you with colleagues and consumers based throughout the district.
Our multidisciplinary teams provide career paths for both nursing and allied health staff, new graduates, and established professionals. We are committed to providing safe, effective, quality care through listening to consumers and continually exploring ways to do it better.
To learn about life in Wagga Wagga please visit us here.
About the role
The Enrolled Nurse will be responsible and accountable to the Nurse Unit Manager and work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team. The Enrolled Nurse will assist in the provision of a broad range of structured activities and programs and be expected to work with others in providing quality clinical services to mental health consumers, their families, and carers. The Enrolled Nurse will also be required to undertake quality activities conducted within the clinical setting.
The Enrolled nurse is an associate of the registered nurse and is required to demonstrate competence in the provision of patient-centred care. As specified by AHPRA the enrolled nurse works under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse and is always responsible for his/her actions and accountable in providing delegated nursing care.
In areas of health and functional status the nurse undertakes assessment, interventions, evaluation, and monitoring and always maintains ongoing communication with the registered nurse about the outcome of care.
The nurse has ongoing responsibilities for providing emotional support and comfort to patients and to advocate for and facilitate the involvement of individuals / families / carers in the planning and evaluating care.
The Transitional behavioural Assessment and Intervention Service (T – BASIS) unit is an 8-bed unit which provides multidisciplinary assessment, care planning and intensive treatment for older people with severe behavioural disturbance associated with dementia and / or mental illness. Staff within the T-BASIS units devise, monitor and adapt bio – psychological treatment strategies and are involved in the development of detailed multidisciplinary care plans for each consumer. The T- BASIS model of care includes outreach services to residential aged care facilities and community care providers to enhance the capacity of these providers in the care of older people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, reducing admission and facilitating discharge from the T-BASIS unit.
The Specialist Mental Health service for Older Persons (SMHSOPs) unit is a new 8 bed gazetted unit under the MHA 2007 which provides acute mental health support to persons aged over 65 with psychiatric conditions. The unknit is committed to providing contemporary and innovative approaches to care and recognises consumers as experts in their own condition. There is a strong focus on collaborative care planning and decision making that involves consumers their families and carers.
How to apply
Your application will require you to include a:
Cover Letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are a good fit for this position
If interested, we encourage you to click apply promptly. Applications will be assessed as they are received, with suitable candidates contacted and progressed without delay.
New applicants must have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate. Should a medical contraindication certificate be provided, ongoing employment post certificate expiry is conditional to meeting COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic, or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.
Location: Broken Hill, NSW – Wagga Wagga, NSW
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