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Exciting opportunity: Full-time Mental Health Registered Nurses required On-base at the ADF in North QLD

HCA Defence
Date Published: 26 Feb 2018
Defence Full-Time
Public No salary information listed.
Nurse Queensland QLD, Australia
Exciting opportunity: Full-time Mental Health Registered Nurses required On-base at the ADF in North QLD
  • Work in beautiful North Queensland
  • Be a part of an experienced multidisciplinary health care team
  • Strategic position with your career, with opportunities for growth and development along with financial and non-financial benefits

On behalf of Medibank's Garrison Health Services, Healthcare Australia has been subcontracted to deliver the On-base Primary Healthcare Services for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

As part of the HCA-Defence contract, an opportunity has arisen for experienced Mental Health Nurse to join our team working at Lavarack Health Centre.

About the role:

In this role, you will be an integral member of an experienced multidisciplinary health care team providing a range of high-quality evidence-based clinical services to all ADF personnel. The successful candidate will perform, but not limited to the following tasks:

  • initial intake assessment;
  • suicide risk assessment;
  • crisis intervention;
  • case formulation and treatment planning;
  • counseling interventions;
  • care coordination;
  • group psycho-education

To be successful in this role you will have the following mandatory requirements:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Registered Nurse division 1, holding a current unconditional registration with AHPRA

A minimum of 4000 hours post graduate experience over the last five years working in a range of mental health settings using evidence-informed interventions including comprehensive mental health assessments, medication monitoring, relapse prevention, care coordination and case management

  • Successful completion of a criminal history check
  • Ability to hold a baseline security clearance with the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency

Current CPR or BLS

 Benefits of working with HCA Defence:

  • Great for work/life balance.
  • An adventurous lifestyle, teamwork driven culture and the chance to work with patients who are fit and motivated to stay healthy, helping you to keep motivated too!
  • Ongoing learning, career development, and medical specialisation

If you would like to explore the option of changing your current location of work, please contact Lorraine on +61 7 3118 8165 or send your CV and email us for further information in the strictest confidence.

Lorraine Kooymans
+61 7 3118 8165