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Mental Health Nurse for Hospital in Major Forensic Service Sydney Metropolitan NSW

Posted on Fri Jun 06, 2014 by Plexus Medical Recruitment

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Profession: Nursing- Registered Nurse

Specialty: Psychiatry

Job Type:   Full Time

Job Description:

If you are a MH Nurse who is experience in an Adult Forensic service, this opportunity may be ideal. Based one of Sydney's lovely beachside suburbs, you will be a key member of the multidisciplinary team reporting to the Director or Nursing through the NUM on duty.

You will be joining a progressive and modern Forensic MH service comprising six units, 135 beds where the focus is on rehabilitation and returning patients to the community wherever possible. You will have a strong working relationship with the multidisciplinary team and be responsible for providing the day to day mental health and physical health care requirements of patients within the forensic hospital in line with the principles of recovery and rehabilitation. This is a Hospital based role and includes low, medium and high secure units. All staff are given intensive training in security as there are no dedicated security staff, and the ability to act quickly and appropriately in response to situations is essential. You must be skilled in de-escalating critical patient situations.

You will undertake mental health assessments, risk assessment and management, alcohol and other drug assessments, taking a full history and developing comprehensive multidisciplinary, management plans as well as making timely and appropriate referral to relevant services within and outside of the hospital as required. You will also initiate appropriate treatment, management and referral in emergency situations and provide individualised mental health care plus support and supervise of Endorsed Enrolled Nurses, new graduate nurses and nursing students.

Requirements for you to be considered for Mental Health Nurse for Major Forensic Service Coastal Sydney Metropolitan NSW includes:

- current registration with AHPRA

- minimum 12 months MH nurse experience in any level unit or mental health transition program completion

- solid experience working in a sole Mental Health secure unit

You will be joining part of a statewide service where building your career in the long term is a very real option.

If Mental Health Nurse for Major Forensic Service Coastal Sydney Metropolitan NSW is of interest contact Trish Hay at Plexus Recruitment via today and please quote position #10064

Contact Information

Contact Name: Ms. Trish Hay

Contact Email:

Phone: 03 9836 0655

Fax: 03 9011 9717

Company Website:

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