37286, several - 01JKP

Assistant in Nursing
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 27 May 2019

Classification: Assistant in Nursing
Salary: $50,916 - $52,639
Position No: 37286, several - 01JKP
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 May 2019
Contact Officer: Tasha Lutz on tash.lutz@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1863

About us
Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day to day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Overview of the work area and position
The Justice Health Services, Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (DMHU) and the Extended Care Unit (ECU) provides high quality inpatient mental health care to people from 18 to 65 years of age.
The Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (DMHU) is a secure mental health facility that first opened in November 2016. DMHU provides 24-hour, contemporary, evidence-based clinical mental health care for people who require secure inpatient treatment. DMHU provides a therapeutic and recovery-based approach, focused on individually tailored treatment programs to maximise mental health care outcomes for patients. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and other key services.
The Extended Care Unit (ECU) is a specialist mental health facility adjacent to Calvary Hospital in Bruce. The ECU sits within the Stepped Care Model of mental health care, providing medium term residential care for people who require rehabilitation and support to transition into the community setting. The ECU provides a range of contemporary, community focused rehabilitation interventions, programs and services.
DMHU offers 10 acute care beds and 15 rehabilitation beds and the ECU has 5 beds for community transition. Both units are managed by the Justice Health Services (JHS) program in the MHJHADS Division.
Under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, the Assistant in Nursing (AIN) is responsible for providing assistance and support to patients throughout the delivery of high quality mental health services. This involves assisting conducting observations and reporting on consumer mental status and behaviours, escorting consumers on therapeutic leave, documenting patient responses to direct care and maintaining the facilities equipment.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Current Driver’s licence.
  • Certificate III (or equivalent) in Health Services Assistance, or working towards.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act 2011.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
This position(s) maybe required to participate in overtime, on call and/or rotation roster.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services


No documents have been supplied for this position.