Clinical Nurse Consultant
South Townsville, QLD
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.
Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?
- Excited to take the next step in your career mission?
- Passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession?
- A person who meets challenges head on?
About your opportunity
This is an opportunity with the Palm Island Community Mental Health Service, experience working in a remote setting with an Indigenous client group. You will provide an advanced standard of mental health nursing interventions to consumers with serious mental health problems and their families in community whilst contributing at a clinical leadership level to effective and efficient service delivery. There is the expectation of collaboration with consumers, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team to provide evidenced based practice and education within a recovery model of care.
Generous remuneration package value up to $140,711 p.a. comprising salary range of $113,261 to $122,964 p.a. (Nurse Grade 7), RANIP and on-site single staff accomodation is provided, 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.
- Bachelor of Nursing + current AHPRA registration
- Post graduate qualifications in Mental Health is highly desirable
- Credentialed status with the ACMHN is highly desirable
- Appointment as an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner under the Mental Health Act 2016 is highly desirable.
- Travel by light aircraft may be required from Townsville to Palm Island
- C Class motor vehicle licence
Why make the change?
Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (320+ days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.
Why make the move? Palm Island
Palm Island is a dynamic and growing community and on this island you are likely to commute to work on foot, living in walking distance from the Joyce Palmer Health Service. There is little traffic, and the rainforest powers on the town's fringes. Palm Island has its own schools, general store, service station, butcher, post office, and youth centre. Locals take regular trips to the mainland, to take advantage of shopping and entertainment opportunities in nearby Townsville.
As an employee on ‘Palm', you will be contributing to health service provision in an area with unique needs. The Australian Government has signalled a need to “close the gap”, a gap that exists in health standards between Aboriginal (and Torres Strait Islander) peoples and other populations. Since Palm Island is almost exclusively populated by Aboriginal peoples, every health service employee plays an important role in making a real difference there. Staff members contribute not only through using their health service expertise, but also their cultural capability.
For a confidential discussion please contact Charmaine Moon 07 4433 5981.
Applications close on Thursday 11 July 2019.
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