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Women’s Services – Waikato Hospital Full time 40 hours per week Position No. 51010-241069 This position is required to provide leadership to the Women’s Services within Waikato Hospital. The role will work in close collaboration with midwifery, medical and allied health leaders to develop and implement maternity and gynaecology models of care, process, policy, guidelines and contribute to the organisation reaching its strategic objectives. This position has a strong focus on leading both our midwifery and nursing workforces in both an assessment and inpatient setting. We are looking for a candidate that will be able to show commitment to both professional groups and have knowledge of the diversity of the client group. As a member of the Nurse Manager team, this new position will be pivotal to the development and success of the business unit as well as focusing on the leadership and development of the midwifery/ nursing workforce. The position will predominately focus on patient throughput with a patient centred approach to care. Applicants will hold a current New Zealand practicing certificate (APC), be highly motivated, passionate and an experienced leader. With superior communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships across disciplines the successful applicant will be inspired by the opportunity to drive and influence change within their service cluster. It is integral to the effective development and ongoing success of their service that this person is a proven leader with high level skills in planning, financial management and allocation of resources to provide the best possible care to their patients. Flexibility, initiative and resilience will be key attributes for success in this role.

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Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery – Waikato Hospital Full time 40 hours per week Position No. 51010-241067 This position is required to provide leadership to the Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery service within Waikato Hospital. The role will work in close collaboration with medical and allied health leaders to develop and implement models of care, process, policy, guidelines and contribute to the organisation reaching its strategic objectives. As a member of the Nurse Manager team, this new position will be pivotal to the development and success of the business unit as well as focusing on the leadership and development of the nursing workforce. The position will predominately focus on patient throughput with a patient centred approach to care. Applicants will hold a current New Zealand practicing certificate (APC), be highly motivated, passionate and an experienced leader. With superior communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships across disciplines, the successful applicant will be inspired by the opportunity to drive and influence change within their service cluster. It is integral to the effective development and ongoing success of their service that this person is a proven leader with high level skills in planning, financial management and allocation of resources to provide the best possible care to their patients. Flexibility, initiative and resilience will be key attributes for success in this role. Closing date: Monday 1 November For this and many other positions, please visit or phone 07 839 8949. Please quote position number when applying.


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Registered Clinician Permanent Full Time We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Clinician with highly developed interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieve within our Offender Development team based in Fulham near Sale, Victoria. Fulham Correctional Centre provides Mental Health programs specialising in Alcohol and other Drug problems, Cognitive Skills and Violence Intervention to male offenders. A commitment to rehabilitation and understanding of the justice system will allow you to build effective professional relationships with your clients and integrate your skills within a multidisciplinary environment. Applicants must have:s .ATIONALREGISTRATIONASA#LINICIAN





Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that value client centeredness, holistic care, accessibility, family inclusiveness, best practice, and ongoing professional development. We are fortunate to enjoy excellent internal relationships within our wide range of clinical community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients. The Swanston Centre Mental Health Acute Unit at Geelong Hospital has undergone a recent redevelopment with the addition of 8 new beds. This expansion has let to a review of our service model which includes the introduction of a multidisciplinary therapeutic team to enhance our recovery focused model of care. Unit Manager (RPN5) Swanston Centre - Inpatient Facility (Full time) - Ref 97128 A unique opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual with a vision for recovery focused service delivery. You will be a strong leader who can guide the service through a period of change and growth. Experience in working within a multidisciplinary team environment would be an advantage. Psychiatric Nurses RPN Grade 2 - (Full & Part time positions) - Ref 97155 Several positions are available for experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurses who have an understanding of acute mental health and the application of recovery principles. Occupational Therapist Grade 2 - (Full time) - Ref 97137 The position will form part of a therapeutic team delivering group and individual interventions and O.T. specific assessments to the client group. Social Worker Grade 2 - (0.8 FTE)- Ref 97146 The position will for part of the therapeutic team delivering group and individual interventions with a specific focus on clients with complex social needs. Enquiries: Jennifer Black on (03) 5226 7410. For more information, including a Position Description, or to apply, go to our website ‘Working at Barwon Health’; or to apply by mail (quote Ref No.): Recruitment Officer, HR Department, Barwon Health, PO Box 281, Geelong, 3220. Applications Close 15 October 2010. Previous applicants need not reapply. *All appointees will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Record Check and supply certified copy of professional qualifications prior to commencement.

New horizons for mental health care By Belinda Smart New mental health standards created by a Queensland led national team promise to bridge the gap between conflicting standards and legislation across Australia, creating a more cohesive environment for mental health nurses and allied health practitioners. Following extensive consultation with mental health nurses and other stakeholders, the new Standards of Practice for Mental Health Nurses in Australia 2010 are the result of two and a half years’ work by University of Queensland’s program coordinator for the Master of Mental Health, Nursing Associate Professor Christine Neville and her team. Associate Professor Neville says the old standards, developed in 1995, created unnecessary barriers to achieving mental health care best practice for patients. The context of mental health care has changed, she explains, resulting in extensive policy updates and further developments to the guiding principles for the delivery of mental health care in Australia. Created to reflect these changes and to modernise mental health nursing practices, the new standards are designed to be more relevant to mental health nursing today, more flexible and better aligned with recent government standards for mental health care. “They will provide guidance for the type and level of care consumers and carers can expect from mental health nurses and help ensure optimal health outcomes are achieved for people with a mental health problem,” she says. One look at Queensland’s mental health data reveals the particular need for new standards in the state, with 12.2 per cent of Queenslanders having reported experiencing a mental illness versus 10.6 per cent of Australians as a whole in 2006. Meanwhile Queensland has the lowest number of mental health nurses per 100,000 people. “Given such data, it is more critical than ever that mental health nurses are provided with a new set of standards which provide greater support and guide the delivery of healthy recovery for mental health patients,” Neville says.

For mental health nurses and allied health workers in all states of Australia, the new standards will mean that that the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) practice standards are aligned with the government policy changes and guiding principles set down for mental health care nationally and internationally. “They creates a working culture for mental health nurses and people with mental health problems that is open, supportive and committed to the best practice in mental health care,” Neville says. Nurses and allied health workers will not require new training, as the “fundamental principles” underlying mental health nursing care remain the same, she adds. “In other words the importance of the therapeutic relationship, consumer involvement in their care, consideration of cultural factors, ethical and legal principles and evidence based practice. Organisations such as the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency will rely on documents such as this in deliberations about practitioners who provide mental health care. Universities and other training organisations will also use the standards as a framework for the development and evaluation of their courses. Health care services will use the document in the planning, implementation and evaluation of mental health nursing care. Finally carers and consumers will know what type of care to expect from mental health nurses.” ACMHN CEO Kim Ryan says the new standards indicate the minimum expected standard of performance of nurses working in mental health and will also help raise the profile and enhance the career pathways of nurses and allied health professionals. “The standard will also assist employers, managers and service developers to better understand the depth and breadth of practice of mental health nurses. The ACMHN expects that nurses themselves and employers should be guided by the standards when considering their professional development needs and when developing other service policies and standards.” Copyright NCAH

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The Northern Psychiatric Unit (NPU) is a newly expanded 50 bed inpatient unit located at The Northern Hospital in Epping. We are recruiting full and part time Division 1 Nurses. This is an exciting time to join the NPU team with many opportunities for nurses to extend their specialist skills and obtain professional development. If you would like to work with an innovative and supportive team that values your input, then apply at Ref: 50611 You can also hear about and view the new inpatient unit at: and search for Northern Psychiatric Unit “This new wing of the Northern Psychiatric Unit is wonderful and as nice as I’ve seen in the public system. The service is working hard on making this the best it can be, and it will be exciting to see how things unfold in the future.” Consumer Consultant

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Mental Health Careers – Bloomfield Hospital, Orange The Greater Western Area Health Service is undertaking an exciting growth phase with the redevelopment of the Orange Health Service which includes the expansion of existing Mental Health Services. The Mental Health Service will be one of its kind in NSW and will bring many exciting career opportunities in the areas of Child & Adolescent, Older Persons, Forensic Rehabilitation, Adult Acute, Mental Health Intensive Care, High Dependency, Extended Care, and the Mental Health Emergency Care Rural Access Program.

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Orange is a thriving regional city only three and a half hours drive from Sydney and Canberra. Discover Orange where you will have time for yourself, family and friends. Discover Orange and enjoy the diversity of careers, people, schools, lifestyle, seasons, produce, culture, sport, wine, dining and family living!

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Clinical Pharmacist • Permanent Full Time • Pharmacist Grade 1 / 2 • Recruitment Number: 4151 Mental Health experience not always necessary, as training & support will be provided - please refer to individual position descriptions for details. Permanent part-time positions are also available.

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Mental Health Nurses/Allied Health Professionals Delmont Private Hospital is an accredited 60 bed private psychiatric hospital located in Glen Iris, with an extensive Inpatient, Day Program and Outreach Service. In addition to General Psychiatry, Delmont offers specific programs for Drug and Alcohol management and Aged Psychiatry. Currently we have a number of positions available for the following: •

Qualified Occupational Therapist/Allied Health Professional/Mental Health Nurse Casual Bank/Permanent Part Time To assist with the development of our expanding Day Program service. This position will suit dynamic and enthusiastic individuals with groups skills who have a vision for excellence, are passionate about providing quality care and enjoy collaborating in a team environment. Experience in Aged Psychiatry and assessment skills an advantage. Please contact: Ms Catherine Stevenson on tel: 98057 370

Nurses Division 1 with mental health experience preferred Permanent Full-time, Permanent Part-time Rotating am and pm shifts We are seeking Nurses with experience/interest in acute adult psychiatry and drug and alcohol treatment. Opportunities exist for highly motivated nurses to utilize their advanced clinical skills within a vibrant team, enjoying a dynamic and supportive model of care. Individuals with group therapy skills are also invited to apply. Please contact: Ms Meridy Calnin tel: 9805 7319

Nurses Division 1 with mental health experience preferred Night Duty, Permanent Part-time We are seeking Nurses with experience/interest in acute adult psychiatry and drug and alcohol treatment. Opportunities exist for highly motivated nurses to utilize their advanced clinical skills within a vibrant team, enjoying a dynamic and supportive model of care. Please contact: Ms Meridy Calnin on tel: 9805 7319

Delmont supports continuing education and supervision is provided. Salary will be commensurate with experience and skill. Please forward your resume to and/or request for a position description to: Robyn Baird, HR Co-ordinator, Delmont Private Hospital, PO Box 193, Burwood, 3125 or email Applications close 15 October, 2010

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Expressions of interest for Mental Health opportunities in Sydney and Melbourne * ##!!"!' !"#! # Health Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists and OTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s * ,ce based or work from home opportunities Our team of Mental Health Professionals offer comprehensive telephone triage assessments, crisis management and ongoing support 7 days per week. Your skills will be utilised in assessing callers and providing an entry point to local mental health providers. Based in either Sydney or Melbourne, you will work in a supportive environment and be exposed to a wide range of cases, meaning lots of room for knowledge and skills growth. We are seeking expressions of interest for positions available in our Sydney and Melbourne ofďŹ ces as well as opportunities to work from home. As part of our multidisciplinary team, you will utilise your skills and expertise to ensure the right support and services for every caller. With ongoing education, support and supervision youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always feel part of the team, no matter where you are. We offer both part time and full time opportunities. We will provide you with comprehensive paid induction, ongoing coaching and clinical supervision. If you are able to come to our Sydney or Melbourne ofďŹ ce for the initial training period and your home can access broadband, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to hear from you. Permanent night shifts also available. Upcoming positions to commence late 2010/early 2011. For further information on careers at Medibank Health Solutions please call Jacquie Tong on 1300 365 156 or visit

Latrobe Regional Hospital Mental Health Service The Latrobe Regional Hospital Mental Health Service is the regional provider of Mental Health Services in Gippsland. LRHMHS operates an integrated mental health program across ten sites and provides inpatient and community mental heath care for child and youth, adult and aged care service streams. LRHMHS also operates a Community Residential Care Unit and a Prevention and Recovery Care Unit. The Latrobe Regional Hospital Mental Health Service is located in Gippsland – home to sandy beaches, snowfields, mountains and national parks. Gippsland provides a fantastic rural lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne. Under the new 10 year “Because Mental Health Matters” Strategy, Mental Health Services are moving into an exciting period of reform. This reform will focus on early intervention, prevention, social inclusion and recovery. LRHMHS is seeking dynamic, experienced and creative change agents to lead us into the next phase of service delivery. We have exciting positions in the following areas for nursing and Allied Health Clinicians: Team Manager – Triage and Emergency Department Team Manager – Community Adult Team Community Clinicians - Adult and Child and Youth Services Senior Clinician - Child and Youth Service Senior Clinician – Early Psychosis Service Registered and Enrolled Nurses - Acute Aged and Adult Inpatient Units Clinician - Triage and Emergency Department Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Services Clinician - Conduct Disorder Prevention Program (CASEA) Full time, part time, casual, temporary and permanent positions are available. New Graduates and experienced Clinicians are encouraged to apply. LRHMHS offers a supportive environment with clinical educators, preceptors, clinical supervision, a nurse practitioner candidate program and professional development opportunities. Please visit and go to our employment section. For enquiries please contact Cayte Hoppner, Director of Mental Health on 03 5173 8549 or

Are you looking for a Tree, Sea or Ski Life-Style Change or Career Progression? There are various job opportunities in Rural Southern NSW waiting for you within the Mental Health/Drug & Alcohol Directorate of GSAHS. We have permanent full-time and part time Nurse Management, Nursing, Community Mental Health Clinician, Drug & Alcohol Clinician, Allied Health and Administration vacancies across the Health Service region. s0ROFESSIONALANDmEXIBLETEAMENVIRONMENTSWHEREYOUCANPRACTICEANDGROW s!TTRACTIVESALARYPACKAGINGANDINCENTIVES s!DVANCED2ETURNTO.URSING0ROGRAM s4RYTHELIFESTYLE3OUTH#OAST 3NOWlELDS RELAXEDFAMILYFRIENDLYCOUNTRYLIVING s3UPPORTFORSTUDENTSNEWGRADUATES GSAHS is committed to providing career paths for nursing staff including optional job ROTATIONS STRUCTUREDCLINICALEDUCATIONPROGRAMSWITHINAmEXIBLETEAMENVIRONMENT 4HE'REATER3OUTHERN!REA(EALTH3ERVICEIN3OUTHERN.37EXTENDSFROMTHEBEACHES ON THE 3TATES 3OUTH #OAST ACROSS THE 'REAT $IVIDING 2ANGE TO THE SNOWlELDS OF THE Snowy Mountains and onto the rural regions that border Victoria. It includes the thriving REGIONALCENTRESOF'RIFlTH 7AGGA7AGGA $ENILIQUIN 'OULBURN 1UEANBEYAN "ATEMANS "AYAND"EGA 4HEAREAENCOMPASSEDBY'3!(3HASAPOPULATIONOFAPPROXIMATELY PEOPLE

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WORKING IN THE UK We have fantastic opportunities Nationwide in the UK and Ireland for Nurses of all grades and specialities and Allied Health Personnel - Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Dietitians, Radiographers and Physiotherapists. Contact us now. The sooner the better. Our job is to find you a job. UK office +44 208 874 6111 Melbourne representative Web Email Ph: +61 433 802 759 Recruitment Specialists For: Nurses Pharmacists Radiographers

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GOULBURN VALLEY AREA MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE Community Clinician (RPN3/OT2/SW2/P2) Location: Shepparton Permanent Full Time Reference 22096 / Applications must be received by 20 October 2010


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Community Midwife Program (CMP), 56 hours/fortnight, Ref No: 10/87NC NHWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CMP is an innovative and progressive model of maternity care based on a Group Practice working a Caseload Model of Midwifery care and provides services to 140 women per year. If you have current midwifery registration, extensive clinical midwifery experience and an understanding of the philosophy of midwife managed care, we would welcome your application. Contact: Linda Earl, NUM, (03) 5722 0253 or Janet Baker, Team Leader CMP, (03) 572 25256 Closing Date: Friday, 29 October 2010 


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Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health) in central Victoria is just 2 hours drive north of Melbourne with proximity to alpine snowfields, rivers and lakes, wineries, the arts; we enjoy glorious weather, great lifestyle and the sports and attractions of a major regional city. Are you looking for an opportunity to broaden your horizons and get away from hectic city life?









Health Center Coordinator, Kalkarindji - $80,074 - $83,436 KWHB are currently seeking a Health Center Coordinator to join the team based in Kalkarindji. The successful applicant will be a valued member of the KWHB health leadership team coordinating and facilitating access to excellent quality care, providing clinical care, mentorship and participating in the on-call roster. The incumbent will be required to coordinate primary health care services at Kalkarindji clinic in collaboration with the health leadership team. The successful incumbent will be required to show commitment to the integration of primary health care services and promote a safe and positive working environment. The salary package includes accommodation; phone, electricity & freight allowance, relocation allowance and professional development allowance. Application Closing Date: 25/10/10. For a copy of the Position Description & Selection Criteria please email or call 08 8971 9300.

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