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Mental Health Nurse – Sunrise Health Service – Katherine

  • Salary between $107,231 – $115,202 depending on experience
  • Clinical outreach position with regular travel to remote communities
  • Immediate start and 30 June 2022 end date, with potential for extension

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Sunrise), are seeking a Mental Health Nurse to provide expert support to clients requiring mental health care and their families. The position promotes social and emotional well-being, early detection of mental illness, activities for prevention of self-harm, suicide and upliftment of self-esteem.

Why Sunrise?
Sunrise has been operating since 2003 and is the second largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in the Northern Territory. Sunrise provide comprehensive primary health care services through nine remote health centres to some 4000 people living in the Katherine East region. Sunrise value their people and are committed to providing culturally respectful holistic health programs blending traditional healing practices with current evidence-based practice to address physical, social, emotional and cultural well-being.

What’s in it for you?

  • Immediate start and 30 June 2022 end date, with potential for extension
  • Salary between $107,231 – $115,202 depending on experience
  • Generous Salary Packaging
  • Relocation assistance and subsidised accommodation for 6 weeks in Katherine
  • Vehicle supplied for work purposes

What’s the role?
The position promotes excellence in clinical standards and quality of care and works closely with the broader Primary Health Care (PHC) team to integrate and coordinate prevention and care for best outcomes for the client. The position is a region wide clinical outreach position and requires travel by light plane or four-wheel drive and overnight stays to all Sunrise communities on a regular basis.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Providing information and education to individuals and groups on issues related to mental health and social and emotional well-being
  • Conducting mental health screening of all community members using a recognised screening tool for the early detection of mental health issues and refer at-risk patients to specialised services for early management
  • Following up at-risk patients and those referred back after being discharged from specialised services
  • Providing Mental Health Prevention and Care Services for people of all ages in the Sunrise region through direct contact with clients and families and providing advice to other members of the PHC and Population Health Team
  • Leading an integrated approach to the delivery of mental health service at Sunrise and actively promoting mental health awareness and primary prevention
  • Facilitating better access to quality care for people with mental health related conditions

What do you need to apply?
To be considered for this opportunity, you must demonstrate a commitment to seek and follow cultural advice from Aboriginal community members, Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP’s) and other indigenous community outreach team members, have a willingness to relocate and live in community, and meet the below essential criteria:

  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse with a post graduate qualification in Mental Health
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Mental Health
  • Understanding of cultural competency and cultural safety when working with Indigenous people and multi-cultural societies
  • Current unrestricted manual driver’s licence, police clearance, Ochre Card and First Aid Certificate

What’s it like living in Katherine?
Katherine is a wonderful, family-friendly place to live, with access to some of the most spectacular national parks and cultural experiences right at your door, and Darwin is only a 3 hour drive away. Katherine is a dynamic regional centre with fantastic educational and recreational facilities, and private and government schooling to year 12. Situated 20kms from the Nitmiluk National Park and the spectacular Gorge systems as well as the Arnhem Land escarpment, the Katherine region is full of rich indigenous culture and heritage.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by clicking the “Apply for this job” link
Applicants must address the selection criteria in a cover letter and provide a current CV along with contact details for at least 2 referees.
Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Paul Wallwork on 08 8982 1011 or recruitment@ntphn.org.au

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Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

To be considered for this oppertunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

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Salary:

AU$107,000 - AU$115,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Nursing

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