Nurse Practitioner – Mental Health & AOD

Job posted: 22/09/2020
Applications close: 20/10/2020 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 27423

Reference: 27423

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

• Great team, respectful culture & supportive management
• Skip the traffic & work close to home in Frankston, gateway to the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula
• Excellent salary packaging benefits, discounted onsite parking and employee benefits program

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What is the Enhanced Mental Health & AOD Response Service?

The Peninsula Health Enhanced MH & AOD Response Service is based in the Emergency Department at Frankston Hospital and provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and assertive outreach services to individuals aged 16 years and over presenting with acute mental health and / or AOD issues.

What You Will Be Doing

As the Nurse Practitioner, you will provide clinical leadership, and holistic, patient centered care from admission through to discharge from the ED and within the Outreach Service. Your responsibilities will include:

• Assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting Nurse Practitioner care for individuals presenting to ED and clients of the MH AOD Outreach Service

• Prescribing medications and ordering diagnostic investigations within Scope of Practice and Peninsula Health guidelines

• Conducting mental health and physical screening assessments and risk assessments and determining appropriate pathways for individuals presenting to ED and clients of the MH AOD Outreach Service

• Monitoring patient flow and organising resources accordingly

• Mentoring and supervising Nurse Practitioner Candidates and other senior clinicians

• Providing clinical leadership to Emergency Department staff and being the initial point for clinical escalation for Emergency Mental Health and MH & AOD Outreach staff

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:

• AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse with Nurse Practitioner endorsement

• Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

• Post graduate qualifications in Mental Health and additional qualifications in AOD

• Current Prescriber Number

• Extensive experience in the MH & AOD field including acute in-patient services and/or community mental health care and recent experience in the Nurse Practitioner role

• Proven ability in the management of clients with a major mental illness and AOD use and in techniques of assessment, crisis intervention, and counselling and psychosocial rehabilitation

• Experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating innovative clinical services

• Strong leadership skills

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Nurse Practitioner – Mental Health & AOD

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Liz Gleeson, Recruitment Coordinator - 97847947
Courtney Neill, Manager Enhanced MH & AOD Response Service - 97844281

Nurse Practitioner – Mental Health & AOD