The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest providers of alcohol and other drug services. They offer a range of services including Harm Reduction and Primary Health Services as well as a range of treatment types (including residential treatment centres, community-based support programs, counselling and withdrawal management services). They work to a modern, evidence-based and holistic Model of Care which can be viewed here: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/scribe/sites/auesalvos/files/need-help/AOD_National_Model_of_Care.pdf
They are seeking a values-driven and dedicated Nurse Team Leader, reporting to the Centre Manager. You will provide leadership of the nursing team and specialised withdrawal management nursing services, clinical assessments, mental and physical health care, referral for addiction medical assistance as required to people undergoing withdrawal management, within a safe and culturally appropriate manner.
This is a permanent full-time position located at our Townsville Recovery Services Centre.
You will successfully
- Provide leadership and role modelling to team staff and patient/client education staff selection, management, development and appraisal
- Deliver direct and comprehensive nursing care to a specific group of patients or clients with complex nursing care needs
- Coordinate, and ensure the maintenance of standards of the nursing care of a specific group or population of patients or clients
- Dispense and administer medication to manage withdrawal symptoms as per the Guidelines
- Support and liaise with visiting medical officers and other medical officers (MO) as needed.
- Demonstrate commitment to an environment that values continuous improvement and innovation in the delivery of high-quality services
The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.
You will have
- Tertiary qualification in Nursing and current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Minimum 2 years’ experience and demonstrated competence in nursing in the alcohol and other drugs nursing environment, including working with people with mental health conditions
- Demonstrated current knowledge of the Guidelines and issues relating to withdrawal management
- Demonstrated skills in triage, medical assessment, decision making and providing appropriate nursing interventions and provide crisis support.
- Demonstrated competence in infection control procedures.
- Professional development is required to maintain skills for the role.
- A valid Working with Children check
- Current Driver’s licence
- A willingness to undergo a National Police check.
Applications close 10.2.2022.
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