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Mental Health Nurse

Guthrie House

Guthrie House is a community based residential rehabilitation and transition service for women involved in the criminal justice system based in Enmore.
The Mental Health Nurse will provide professional mental health support to the clients of Guthrie House to maximise rehabilitative opportunities that facilitate re-integration into suitable community-based accommodation. This includes conducting mental health assessments, care co-ordination and referral to appropriate community-based services, delivery of group based educational programs, and supporting the case management team to improve mental health outcomes.

This role is a casual  position 6 hours per week and is paid as per the SCHADS Award 2010 – Grade 4 (pay point dependent on experience).

Essential Criteria
Current Mental Health qualification and credentialing, or working towards credentialed status
Relevant tertiary qualifications in mental health or psychological interventions
Strong skill base in interviewing and assessment
Sound knowledge of psychotropic medications and medication management
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of diagnostic criteria in relation to mental health
Demonstrated experience in duty of care as it pertains to relevant mental health legislation
Current NSW driver’s license
Knowledge of focused psychological strategies, psycho-educational techniques and skills training
Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to work proactively with General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, other health professionals, significant others and stakeholders  
Desirable Criteria
Demonstrated experience in community mental health nursing
 
Applications for the position must address the selection criteria and be supported by a covering letter and resume. 

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Registered NurseGuthrie House
Location Sydney
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification Mental Health
Job Type Casual
Closing Date 22-07-2019

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