Clinical Nurse - Mental Health

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Acute Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit (AAMHIU)

The Acute Adullt Mental Health Inpatient Unit is a 36-bed acute inpatient service located at the Townsville University Hospital.  The unit delivers specialised care to consumers experiencing acute episodes of mental illness.  The unit is a recovery focused service, providing safe and contemporary care in a least restrictive setting.  The unit operates on the principles of a multi-disciplinary approach.  The AAMHIU is a locked facility to maximise the safety of our patients, with services provided either in the 28 bed Low Dependency Unit with gender-specific living areas or in the 8 bed High Dependency Unit.

Employment Term

  • Permanent full-time (Two positions available).

Generous remuneration package value up to $132,289 p.a.comprising:

  • Salary rates between $4138.10 - $4431.10 p.f. (NG6-1)
  • Annual leave loading + leave
  • 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • Other employment benefits may include: salary sacrificing options ( ), uniform and locality allowances, employee wellness and assistance programs and access to corporate discounts

Role requirements 

  • Mandatory: Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent is a required qualification for this position.
  • Highly Desirable:
    • Possession of relevant post-registration and/or tertiary qualifications in mental health nursing would be well regarded for a position at this level.
    • Credentialed status with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) is highly desirable. If not Credentialed with ACMHN – then willingness to undertake and complete the requirements for certification as Credentialed Mental Health Nurse.
    • Appointment as an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 2016 would be highly desirable. If not AMHP – then willingness to undertake and complete the requirements for appointment. 
  • Ongoing professional development relevant to the delivery of specialist Mental Health Services to maintain appropriate registration and/or association requirements is a requirement of all staff within the MHSG.
  • Shift Workers: Appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster.
  • Drivers License: This position requires the incumbent to operate a class “C” motor vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required.  Proof of this endorsement must be provided before commencement of duty.
  • All employees of the Mental Health Service Group may be required to work in other areas of the Service.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description.

Townsville North Queensland ( )

Contact: Marissa Rossberg on 07 4433 5495
Apply ONLINE by: Tuesday 18/06/2024 ( )

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

15 June 2024
Location: Australia Queensland Townsville region
Salary: As per State Award AUD per year
Work type:
Locum Tenens
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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