Kimberley - Broome

Vacancy Number: 1272

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Mental Health

About the Role
  • An experienced Mental Health Professional required for a 3 to 6 month contract in Broome.

    Provides specialist community mental health services to clients referred and carer/s. Provides advanced mental health nursing knowledge and skills. Dispenses and administers medication both oral and for injection. Provides case management for cases allocated.
Experience & Skills
  • Eligible for registration in the category of Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of psychiatric disorders and their treatment including psycho social interventions relevant to qualification and of the principles of mental health promotion and community based health care.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in community mental health nursing management of complex psychiatric conditions, mental state assessment, risk assessment, crisis intervention and case management practice.
  • Significant, extensive and recent experience in community based mental health nursing practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone and within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medications used, and experience in the dispensing and administering of medications used in the treatment of mental health disorders.
  • Current knowledge of legislative obligations in relation to the WA Mental Health Act 2014.
  • Working knowledge of computer use and information systems relevant to the position.
  • Current C Class Driver's Licence and an ability and willingness to travel including overnight stays away from home
What's on Offer
  • SRN L3 pay Start date is end of June.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Contract
Days / Hours 3 - 6 months
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.