Registered Nurse - Community Drug & Alcohol Nurse

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 09/03/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 45228

Reference: 45228

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

  • Exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse in our Community withdrawal program to play a key role in the supporting the care of consumers in the community

  • Flexible and dynamic opportunity to work across sites

  • Enviable Professional and Leadership development opportunities available

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About our Non Residential Withdrawal Services at Monash Health

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.

The Non Residential Withdrawal Service is a community based service, with offices in Thomas Street Dandenong. The service operates within the Monash Health and SECADA framework. We work closely with supporting consumers while liaising with General Practitioners as well as having links with specialist consultants from within and outside Monash Health. Referrals may come from a variety of sources including General Practitioners, Secada, and Community Residential Withdrawal Unit or from the acute hospital settings.

About the Role

We are seeking an RN with specialist knowledge and skills required to respond to a diverse range of clients in the community requiring pharmaceutical and/or psycho-social supportive care for non-residential AOD withdrawal or stabilisation. The role involves the Registered Nurse supporting the consumer while:

  • Meet all Drug Treatment Activity Units for the role

  • Provide Intake and Assessment where required

  • Ensure that Service delivery is in keeping with the strategic and business goals of Monash Health and SECADA.

  • Provide leadership and support to Assessment and Non-residential Withdrawal team

  • Deliver a Service that is in accordance with continuous quality improvement and safe practice

  • Work closely with other multi-disciplinary team members of the service, health professionals in specialist and support agencies and with the family and friends of the client as appropriate in providing improved outcomes for this client group

  • Work across sites as demand indicates and remain flexible with changing demands of the client group

  • Provide a cohesive pathway for clients through the service system back to the care of the GP

This is a full-time ongoing position, Monday – Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.

About You

You are a passionate Nurse with an interest in the field of Drug and Alcohol and providing community services to our clients. You have specialist knowledge and clinical skills that are requires in the provision of a cohesive pathway for clients through the service system, back to the care of the GP. You are an asset to the team, working amongst highly skilled Nurses and extended multidisciplinary team

You are also:

  • committed to a leadership & mentoring role

  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care

  • committed to delivering patient centred care & a patient advocacy

  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively

  • excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

  • an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles

What you need:

  • Current AHPRA registration

  • Proven clinical experience of at least 5 years

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Addiction, Drug & Alcohol, Mental Health and or Psychiatry is required 

  • AOD field experience, highly preferred

  • Relevant working visa

  • Relevant qualifications

  • Proof of immunisation

What we offer?

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base

  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills

  • mentorship & career guidance

  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences

  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to subsidised onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness,

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • reference checks

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

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Registered Nurse - Community Drug & Alcohol Nurse

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Debra Alexander - 0405180417

Registered Nurse - Community Drug & Alcohol Nurse