Mental Health Nurse
Hobart | Full Time
Richmond Fellowship Tasmania (RFT) is the largest community-based providers of community mental health services in Tasmania. Our vision is to ‘inspire a healthy community, where people are ‘leaders in their own lives and our mission is to ‘deliver excellence through person centred, recovery and wellbeing services’. We strive to achieve this by promoting choice and control for all our consumers and NDIS participants and deliver services that help them achieve their goals.
Mental Health Nurses working in this program deliver evidence based mental health nursing and clinical care coordination services for adults with complex and severe mental illness in a primary care setting that complement and enhance existing General Practice, Psychiatrist or allied mental health professional service available through the Medicare Benefits. Nurses work within a stepped care model, with a key component of the role being the assessment and management of clinical risk for participants living in the community. Fundamental to the services delivered is a trauma- informed, strength-based recovery model.
Completion of Mental Health Nurse Credentialing is a requirement of working within this program. Mental Health Nurses must be credentialed within the first 12 months of employment or have obtained significant progress towards credentialing.
This position will support the strategic, operational, and cultural direction of Richmond Fellowship Tasmania, responsible for ensuring that there is a strong emphasis on productivity, efficiency, and service quality. Richmond Fellowship Tasmania prides itself on the people we support being at the centre of all we do.
- Registered Nurse with APHRA.
- Post graduate qualification in mental health.
- Significant nursing experience (clinical and/or community) including demonstrated knowledge and skill working with people with complex and severe mental illness and comorbidities.
- Commitment to working towards credentialing with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
- Current registration to Working with Vulnerable People or ability to attain.
- Apply First Aid (HLTAID003) and CPR Qualification (HLTAID001) or ability to attain.
- Current driver’s license.
- Experience working in primary care settings.
- Passion for the mental health, recovery, and person-centred care.
- Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders and to work collaboratively.
- Experience in case management.
To apply please submit your application including your updated resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (maximum of 2 pages) by COB 02 October 2021, interviews might be conducted prior that date.
Please contact People & Culture for more details via email: email@example.com
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