Closes: 10 June 2019
Classification: Enrolled Nurse Level 1
Salary: $60,027 - $64,133
Position No: 37309 - 01JLJ
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 May 2019
Contact Officer: Tasha Lutz on
(02) 6124 1863
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 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 Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) Division.
The Enrolled Nurse role at this level, is responsible for the provision of clinical nursing support, treatment and supporting recovery of individuals within an acute and therapeutic rehabilitation environment. Enrolled Nurses at this level work under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, however at all times the Enrolled Nurse retains responsibility for their actions and remains accountable for providing person-centred care.
Enrolled Nurses are required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision activities, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team.
The role is supported by a cohesive multi-disciplinary team of Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Allied Health Assistants, Peer Workers, Administration Service Officers, Psychiatry Registrars and Consultant Psychiatrists.
- Be registered (or be eligible for registration) as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- Current Driver’s licence.
- Previous experience of working within a mental health setting.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment National Police History check.
- Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Successful applicants will be expected to work a rotational shift working roster at Dhulwa Mental Unit and the Extended Care Unit.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services