Casual Registered Nurse (Freeman House)

Job No: VIN934
Location: Armidale

  • Freeman House is seeking to expand its nursing team with staff experienced in Drug and Alcohol nursing.
  • Casual hours on need basis - must be available to work mornings, afternoons, nights, and weekends as required
  • Based at Freeman House in Armidale, NSW
  • The conditions of employment are governed by the by the Nurses Award, and the pay structure is based on the Public Health System Nurses & Midwives' (State) Award 2015 . Casual hourly rates range from $30.8105 to $43.2632 (dependent on qualifications/experience) plus casual loading where applicable.

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

 

 

About the Service

Freeman House is located in Armidale NSW and provides a range of services to men and women over the age of 18. Freeman House provides a range of programs as follows:

  • An onsite inpatient medical withdrawal unit – the Freeman House Detoxification Unit
  • 26 bed Residential Rehabilitation unit including two beds for sole parents with children
  • Men’s Homelessness Support Services
  • Drug and alcohol community support
  • The Ozanam Learning Centre

The Role

The Registered Nurse will work at Freeman House Detoxification Unit, as well as provide nursing services to all inpatient, resident and outpatient services provided through Freeman House.  The Registered Nurse will co-ordinate and deliver high quality nursing care including detoxification support to clients experiencing alcohol and/or drug dependence and/or mental health issues and are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. This objective will be undertaken in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team and consistent with St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Support Services policies, procedures and standards.

This role will report to the Team Leader - Freeman House Clinical Team. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Current unrestricted Nursing registration with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience working in drug and alcohol services or associated nursing field, and broad understanding of drug and alcohol treatment, physical and mental health issues\
  • 2 years minimum experience working as in-charge of shift and/or in charge of hospital.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously, with limited/remote medical practitioner support while maintaining scope of nursing practice
  • A commitment to work and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and families and employees to enhance health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Capacity to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, staff, management and external agencies
  • Interest in and understanding of issues relating to homelessness and substance dependence/mental health
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and effectively within a multidisciplinary team, and commitment to working with service partners, including carers, NGO's and public health services
  • Demonstrated application of evidence-based practice and critical thinking to advocate for and implement individualised person-centred care
  • Demonstrated effective written and spoken communication skills
  • Evidence of participation in personal professional development
  • Intermediate computer skills, including use of the Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn and utilise numerous software platforms for documentation.
  • Willingness to work within the ethos, policies and procedures of the St Vincent de Paul Society and the NSW Support Services
  • Evidence of participation in personal professional development
  • Intermediate computer skills, including use of the Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn and utilise numerous software platforms for documentation.
  • Willingness to work within the ethos, policies and procedures of the St Vincent de Paul Society and the NSW Support Services

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Andrew Tracey-Smith (Clinical Nurse Specialist) Andrew.tracey@vinnies.org.au, quoting job number and position title:  Casual Registered Nurse (Freeman House) / VIN934.

 Applications close at 11:30 pm on 30 May 2018

Please submit your application attaching your Resume and your

responses to the Essential Criteria outlined in the attached Position Description.

Information on how to apply.

 St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

 

 

 

 

 

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