Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Location: Sydney
Area: Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $125,000 - $129,000 per annum

Our client is a leading mental health service that is establishing a new adult mental health centre in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. We are seeking an experienced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to work a full-time, maximum fixed term contract until June 2023. Part-time hours may be considered for the right candidate/s.

The Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will form part of the Centre’s multi-disciplinary team (MDT) responsible for providing clinical leadership and high-quality, person-centred care to people accessing the Centre.
The Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will provide specialist services across service streams, including crisis response and short to medium term episodes of care to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.

About the role; 
  • Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document Nurse Practitioner care in accordance with evidence based best practice standards and the organisations values.
  • Provide person centred clinical nursing care services that assist in the restoration, improvement and maintenance of consumers health, wellbeing and independence.
  • Prescribe medications in accordance with the consumer care plan.
  • Comply with legal requirements governing healthcare and professional standards relevant to the defined scope of practice.
  • Conduct screening assessments to people presenting to the centre.
  • Conduct a physical screen, brief risk assessment and refer to the appropriate treatment stream.
  • Liaise with referring organisations and be the point of contact for escalation and critical decision making.
  • Mentor and supervise nurse practitioner candidates and mental health registered nurses.
  • Provide support and advice to family members, significant others, health care professionals and support staff as appropriate, to assist in the delivery of nursing care services.
  • Act as a consumer advocate, protecting their rights and beliefs.
 The essential requirements for this role include;
  • Registration as a Nurse Practitioner endorsed Mental Health with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 with a current annual practicing certificate from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Current Prescriber Number
  • Compliance with Public Health Vaccination Orders, including COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Demonstrated clinical competence as per the national competency standards for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of crisis care.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including using reflective practice principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and empower staff members through coaching and mentoring
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues relevant to people with mental illness living in the community (including those from a CALD or ATSI background) and a strong commitment to consumer rights and their participation in mental health services.
The desirable requirements for this role include;
  • Credentialed status with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)
  • Experience as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Significant clinical experience in an acute, sub-acute or other setting in which crisis care is a core component of service delivery
  • Experience in working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with the ability to inspire and facilitate team commitment and cooperation.
  • Advanced level of clinical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the provision of crisis care.
Additional Information 
  • A number of probity checks are required including holding a current working with children and undertaking a National police checks.
To apply hit APPLY NOW as we will be shortlisting for this position soon.
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Tina Garner on 0429 495 244.

Contact: 02 9218 2418
Date Posted: 29/09/2021 02:05 PM

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