Nurse Practitioner – Addiction Medicine, Perth, Mental Health Commission - Wa Health

Published 2022-09-24
Expires 2022-10-24
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Nurse Practitioner – Addiction Medicine, Perth, Mental Health Commission - Wa Health
Australia, Perth, Perth,
Published September 24, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Nurse practitioner – addiction medicine

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The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide advanced clinical assessment/reasoning skills and autonomous nursing care to patients and families within the scope of practice of Alcohol and Other Drugs. The Nurse Practitioner functions autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role with other health professionals to diagnose, treat and manage patient’s health problems, substance use and other co-occurring disorders. The NP will support Next Step in establishing this role as a key area of expertise within the service’s practice. The NP will provide care that includes nursing interventions that involve initiation, titration or cessation of any medicines in their scope.

Subject to your position, work area and Industrial Award/Agreement, Next Step employees may access a range of benefits including:

* Generous salary packaging options
* A comprehensive induction and orientation program
* A specialised professional development program
* Option to purchase additional leave
* Access to study leave/assistance
* Advanced specialist development skills and training – specialisation
* Access to health and wellbeing support
* Opportunities for career advancement

Further information about the position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applicants from outside of Western Australia are also encouraged to apply.
*About us*
Next Step is the leading government drug and alcohol treatment service in Western Australia providing a range of clinical services. The treatment services provided by Next Step include:

* Outpatient services at East Perth and via integrated Community Alcohol and Drug Services at six metropolitan locations
* The Inpatient Withdrawal Unit at East Perth
* An onsite pharmacy service based at East Perth
* Outpatient and inpatient youth services via the Integrated Drug and Alcohol Youth Service.
* Community programs including the Community Pharmacotherapy Program and the Clinical Advisory Service.
*Next Step strives to be a culturally secure and inclusive service that is respectful of the diverse needs of each individual.* *Next Step is part of the Treatment Services Management directorate of the Mental Health Commission.* *About you*
We are seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner to join this highly specialised service that embraces a multidisciplinary approach to its care.

As this occupation is based in a public healthcare facility, the successful candidate is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement is pursuant to the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for WA Workforces and the MHC’s Vaccination Policy, unless exempt.

You will be:

* Passionate about working in drug and alcohol treatment services
* Able to understand and act within key boundaries and maintain a professional relationship with clients
* Flexible, adaptable and capable of learning within challenging environments
* Experienced in working with clients with challenging and complex presentations
* Enthusiastic for working in a multidisciplinary environment

About your application

Applications are assessed against the selection criteria of the position, as outlined in the JDF.
*You will also need to show us how your skills and experience match your ability to work in a way that reflects our values –* *- Respect for individuals and culture* *- Working together and supporting each other* *- Involving and engaging others* *- Ownership, transparency and accountability* *- Fair and ethical decisions* *- Improvement focus*
A current (within 12 months) National Criminal History Check is required prior to commencement of employment.

You will require a current Working with Children Check or will be required to have applied for one before commencement.

For further information about this position contact Helen Jackson on 0475 823 529.

Submitting Your Application

Your application should include:
* A detailed CV outlining your employment history and achievements relevant to this position.
* A maximum 5 page statement addressing selection criteria of this role as outlined in the JDF. Other essential requirements will be assessed during other stages of the recruitment process.
* Contact details for two work related referees, one being your current line manager where possible.

To apply for this vacancy click the link given below. As part of the application process you will need a current email address.

Late applications will not be accepted. If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 13 44 77 (and select Option 2) for immediate assistance during business hours.

The Mental Health Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply. Mental Health Commission values the uniqueness of individuals who may vary in many different ways, including ethnicity, culture, national origin, social class, gender, age, religious belief, sexual identity, intersex status and mental and/or physical ability, and people from these diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

If you experience any issues with the application process, please contact HSS to discuss how we can accommodate your requirements.
*Further opportunities: *
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Suitable applicants may be considered for other similar vacancies within 12 months of applicants being notified of the recruitment decision.

To find out more about the Mental Health Commission and what we have to offer, click here.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $141,433.

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