Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1
Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre Nurses Agreement 2011 (comparable to NSW Public Nurses Award)
Full time 38 hours per week
Three year temporary contract (possibility of extension dependent on funding)
Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) offers a practical and compassionate response to drug injecting, by minimising the harm associated with it. This is achieved by supervising injecting episodes that would otherwise occur under more hazardous circumstances, such as in public or alone. It provides a safer environment in which immediate medical assistance is available if required.
Sydney MSIC is administered by UnitingCare NSW.ACT.
UnitingCare NSW.ACT is the Board of the NSW and ACT Synod of the Uniting Church responsible for the work of community services, chaplaincy and social justice advocacy.
A challenging opportunity exists for an experienced Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications and experience in Mental Health. The successful applicant will be central to achieving the outcomes for an innovative project to improve mental health outcomes for people accessing the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre. This highly motivated individual will have the ability to work in a team environment, possess sound influencing, coaching and communication skills and be able to demonstrate an effective track record of implementing mental health care plans, referral pathways and workforce development.
Registered Nurse with minimum of 5 years post registration experience in Mental Health Nursing;
Post Graduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing and or eligible for the Mental Health Credential or working towards same;
Experience working with people who inject drugs, marginalised and or homeless populations, people with personality disorders and or challenging behaviours or people with acquired brain injury;
Commitment to Harm Minimisation and the service delivery model of the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre;
Understanding of the legislative and policy framework underpinning Sydney MSIC¡¦s operation;
Effective leadership skills including, project management and clinical supervision skills;
Excellent organisational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
Excellent oral and written communication skills including training, conference presentations, preparation of reports with budgets and graphs, funding submissions and articles for publication and Microsoft Office Programs in particular spreadsheet functionality.
Interested applicants should email their CV and statement addressing the essential criteria to
Alternatively, to find out more about this opportunity please call Jennifer Holmes on (02) 93601191.
Applications Close: 26 August 2012
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
UnitingCare NSW. ACT offer a supportive and friendly team environment, we are an EEO employer. Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. Relevant criminal record checks shall be conducted on applicants recommended for employment/appointment to positions within UnitingCare NSW.ACT.