You will contribute to the delivery of professional high quality forensic mental health care to patients within James Nash House.
Performing comprehensive mental health assessments, you will plan, implement or coordinate appropriate service delivery from a range of accepted options.
You will also provide health education, counselling and rehabilitation programs to improve the health outcomes of individual patients or groups.
It is expected that you will provide support and guidance to newer or less experienced staff, Enrolled Nurses, student nurses and other workers providing basic mental health nursing care.
James Nash House is a 30 bed facility at Oakden in Adelaide’s North East which houses forensic mental health patients, including those awaiting court hearings.
The facility also has rehabilitation wards for patients preparing to re-enter the community. Psychiatrists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and volunteers provide a range of inpatient services at the centre.
You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate.
You must be enrolled in an approved Mental Health course or hold a qualification in Mental Health practice. With demonstrated competence in mental health nursing practice in accordance with the appropriate standards, you will have effective communication skills, including problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
With the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and prioritise workloads, you will be creative, innovative and flexible when approaching issues within a forensic mental health setting.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.