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Older Persons Mental Health Clinical Nurse Consultant

Organisation/Entity: Northern Sydney Local Health District
Job Category:
  • Nursing and Midwifery | Clinical Nurse Consultant
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: REQ175834
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $112737.02 - $115043.31
Closing Date: 27/08/2020 - 11:59 PM


The position is a permanent full time appointment within a dynamic and exciting team at Royal North Shore Hospital, in the Older Person's Mental Health Service.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1
Remuneration: $2,160.60 - $2,204.80 Per Week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ175834

Where you'll be working
Royal North Shore Hospital - Community

Northern Sydney’s vision is to be "leaders in healthcare, partners in community wellbeing". Our purpose is “embracing discovery and learning, building partnerships and engaging our community to deliver excellent health and wellbeing.”

What you'll be doing
Lower North Shore Older People’s Mental Health Service (OPMHS) is a specialised clinical service.  The Lower North Shore OPMHS Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) is responsible for the provision of a nursing consultancy service to LNS OPMHS and associated partner services.

The OPMHS CNC is an expert clinician who functions at an advanced level in nursing practice associated with OPMHS. The actions of the CNC are directed towards achieving improvements in clinical practice, standards of care and improved outcomes for older consumers and their carers. The CNC acts as a leader in health care and utilises an evidence base, contemporary theories of practice and clinical coaching to foster a learning environment and facilitate clinical and professional development of nurses across the OPMHS speciality.


Candidates will need to meet the following criteria: 

  1. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  2. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) and a minimum of 5 years post registration experience in a mental health and/or aged care speciality. Hold a current NSW Driver’s licence.
  3. Post graduate tertiary qualification within the speciality of aged care and/or mental health drug and alcohol.
  4. Demonstrated experience with research and /or quality improvement activities.
  5. Demonstrated clinical expertise and leadership in management of older people with complex mental health issues and psychiatric disorders and associated behaviours.
  6. Demonstrated ability to initiate and lead evidence-based nursing clinical practice through the development and implementation of educational programs.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including advocacy and negotiation with key internal and external partners.
  8. Demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills in the use of computerised information systems.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Kareene Doyle on Kareene.Doyle@health.nsw.gov.au or 9462 9333

Applications Close: 27 August 2020