Mental Health Nurse Consultant - Whyalla & Port Augusta

Job no: 858873
Work type: Full time
Location: Far North
Categories: Mental Health, Nursing/Midwifery
  • Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Nursing and Midwifery Services, Whyalla or Port Augusta
  • Salary: $121,537 - $126,970 p.a - Ongoing Full/Part Time - RN/M3
  • Multiple Positions Available


The Mental Health Nurse Consultant Role

The Nurse Consultant - Mental Health Nurse Consultant will provide clinical, educational and professional mental health services within the general medical/emergency department setting. The Mental Health Nurse Consultant works in partnership with a range of stakeholders from regional South Australia (SA) and Rural and Remote Mental Health Service (RRMHS) and supports the development of MH clinicians in the Flinders and Upper North LHN to provide an integrated mental health response.

The Mental Nurse Consultant will work closely with the FUNLHN Community Mental Health Teams and will be responsible for providing education and mentoring to Flinders and Upper North LHN staff to improve skills in managing mental health consumers.

Employees classified at this level provide clinical, educational, nursing expertise to contribute to the improvement of high quality, safe mental health services and provides clinical and consultancy services that support the recovery of mental health consumers across community acute and rehabilitation service settings.

Employees classified at this level are experts within their area and stream of practice and have a significant degree of autonomy and decision making.

Various practice models may be used to enact this role, including but not limited to:

  • Primarily providing expert mental health nursing care;
  • Providing clinical leadership to nurses; and
  • Coordination and leadership of projects and/or programs that contribute clinical expertise to improve consumer/service outcomes. Employees in this role accept accountability for their mental health nursing practice, the outcomes of nursing practices for the specific patient/consumer group, the professional advice given, delegations of care made and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.

Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate.

Must hold a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (or equivalent).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


The Region

When you join our dynamic workforce, you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure relaxation, recreation and sightseeing. In The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, you can experience cultural diversity, outback locations and regional city conveniences, whilst working in innovative roles to improve the community's health outcomes and wellbeing.

Download File FUNLHN Information Page.pdf

Living in Whyalla offers great weather with 300 days of sunshine a year, great beaches, and a huge variety of sports and outdoor activities to suit everyone. Whyalla is perfectly located on the Eyre peninsula and offers a doorway to many other tourist locations within 2.5 hours drive to Port Lincoln and beyond, or a short 45-minute drive to the base of the Flinders Ranges -

Download File About Whyalla.pdf

Port Augusta is located 3 hours drive north of Adelaide at the top of the Spencer Gulf. Often known as the "Crossroads of Australia", the junction of 3 major highways. A good-sized country town with real estate opportunities, plenty of shopping facilities, outdoor activities, local cinemas and many eateries. Walking trails, fishing opportunities, natural wonders and heritage sites to explore.

Download File About Port Augusta.pdf

Looking for a change in scenery? – Nursing

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  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)


Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category A

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 858873



Name: Erin Nielsen

Title: Nurse Management Facilitator

Phone: 8648 8400



Application Closing Date

Thursday 16th May 2024 - 11.55PM



Download File 858873 Mental Health Nurse Consultant Job Pack.pdf

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