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Clinical Nurse Specialist -Mental Health

Nursing

Posted: 7 Sep 2022

Location: Kalgoorlie WA

We are looking for a highly motivated Clinical Nurse Specialist-Mental Health Triage seeking the opportunity to provide comprehensive mental health triage services, nursing leadership, professional consultation and advanced clinical practice within an integrated multi-disciplinary community mental health service

This is a Per­ma­nent Full Time appointment. 

WA Health is com­mit­ted to elim­i­nat­ing all forms of dis­crim­i­na­tion in the pro­vi­sion of our ser­vice. We embrace diver­si­ty and strong­ly encour­age appli­ca­tions from Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ples, peo­ple from cul­tur­al­ly diverse back­grounds and peo­ple with disabilities.

WA Health sup­ports flex­i­ble work­ing prac­tices with­in the con­text of a qual­i­ty health ser­vice. WA Health is com­mit­ted to a smoke free envi­ron­ment across all build­ings, grounds and vehicles. 

WA Health is com­mit­ted to grow­ing the Abo­rig­i­nal work­force as a part of WA Health’s Abo­rig­i­nal Work­force Pol­i­cy. As a mea­sure to achieve equal­i­ty, Sec­tion 51 of the Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ty Act 1984 applies to this posi­tion. Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple are encour­aged to apply.

Eli­gi­bil­i­ty to Apply: Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship or per­ma­nent res­i­den­cy is an essen­tial require­ment for appli­cants to be con­sid­ered for per­ma­nent posi­tions in the pub­lic sector.

All WA health sys­tem employ­ees are required to be ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed against COVID-19 (includ­ing the boost­er vac­ci­na­tion when they are eli­gi­ble) in order to access health care facil­i­ties, pur­suant to the Health Work­er (Restric­tions on Access) Direc­tions (HWD) (or its replace­ment), COVID-19 Manda­to­ry Vac­ci­na­tion and Vac­ci­na­tion Pro­gram Pol­i­cy, and the Boost­er Vac­ci­na­tion (Restric­tion on Access) Direc­tions (no 2) (or its replace­ment) (BVD), unless the employ­ee is exempt pur­suant to the HWD and/​or BVD.

Addi­tion­al­ly, if an employ­ee is work­ing in a res­i­den­tial aged care facil­i­ty, they must com­ply with the Res­i­den­tial Aged Care Facil­i­ty Work­er Access Direc­tions No 4 (or its replacement).

WA Health engages staff in posi­tions of trust and respon­si­bil­i­ty. WA Health poli­cies require appli­cants to under­take crim­i­nal records screen­ing and integri­ty check­ing as part of the appoint­ment process. Ref­er­ees may also be asked to com­ment on an applicant’s integri­ty and past demon­stra­tion of eth­i­cal behaviour.

This vacan­cy is sub­ject to a West­ern Aus­tralian Work­ing With Chil­dren (WWC) Check. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please refer to the WWC web­site at:https://​work​ing​with​chil​dren​.wa​.gov​.au

Please note this recruit­ment process requires com­ple­tion of sat­is­fac­to­ry Pre-Employ­ment Health Assess­ment (PEHA). Any offer of employ­ment with WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice (WACHS) is con­di­tion­al on sat­is­fac­to­ry PEHA to ensure you are able to per­form the inher­ent require­ments of the posi­tion. An unsat­is­fac­to­ry PEHA will result in the offer of employ­ment being with­drawn. Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Pol­i­cy for fur­ther information.

Posi­tion Pro­file: We are look­ing for a high­ly moti­vat­ed Clin­i­cal Nurse Spe­cial­ist-Men­tal Health Triage seek­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive men­tal health triage ser­vices, nurs­ing lead­er­ship, pro­fes­sion­al con­sul­ta­tion and advanced clin­i­cal prac­tice with­in an inte­grat­ed mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary com­mu­ni­ty men­tal health service.

Area Pro­file: The WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice (WACHS) is the largest coun­try health sys­tem in Aus­tralia and one of the biggest in the world, pro­vid­ing health ser­vices to approx­i­mate­ly half a mil­lion peo­ple, includ­ing 45,000 Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple, over a vast two and a half mil­lion square kilo­me­tre area. The organ­i­sa­tion com­pris­es sev­en regions, with a strong net­work of pub­lic hos­pi­tals, health ser­vices and health cen­tres locat­ed across rur­al and remote West­ern Aus­tralia. Our core busi­ness is the pro­vi­sion of qual­i­ty, acces­si­ble health ser­vices to coun­try WA res­i­dents and visitors.

Employ­ee Ben­e­fits: In addi­tion to the great salary our employ­ees enjoy an amaz­ing range of ben­e­fits which may include (in line with oper­a­tional requirements):

  • 10.5% employ­er con­tributed super­an­nu­a­tion into a fund of your choice. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion click here.
  • Access to gen­er­ous salary pack­ag­ing arrangements
  • Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Oppor­tu­ni­ties and Study Leave/​assistance
  • Flex­i­ble work­ing arrangements
  • Flex­i­ble leave arrangements
  • Oth­er pro­fes­sion­al and loca­tion based allowances

Selec­tion Cri­te­ria: Please see the attached Job Descrip­tion Form.

For Fur­ther Job Relat­ed Infor­ma­tion: We encour­age you to con­tact Fiad Pariagh on 0427 991 665.

If you expe­ri­ence dif­fi­cul­ties while apply­ing online, please con­tact Employ­ee Ser­vices on 13 44 77 for imme­di­ate assis­tance dur­ing busi­ness hours.

Appli­ca­tion Instruc­tions: Appli­cants are request­ed to apply online. https://​search​.jobs​.wa​.gov​.au/…

It is prefer­able for your ref­er­ee to be a cur­rent super­vi­sor or manager. 

Appli­cants are advised to write a state­ment address­ing the selec­tion cri­te­ria and pro­vide a detailed cur­ricu­lum vitae which sum­maris­es your expe­ri­ence and how you are able to meet the posi­tion require­ments. These doc­u­ments should be com­plete and ready to attach pri­or to apply­ing online. Please ensure you allow suf­fi­cient time to com­plete the online appli­ca­tion process as you will be required to answer var­i­ous ques­tions and attach your documentation.


Lodge­ment is sys­tem gen­er­at­ed. Any sub­mis­sions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.

APPLI­CA­TIONS CLOSE 3RD OCTO­BER 2022