Registered Nurses - Acute Bed Based Service, Mental Health and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service - Cairns

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Are you keen to make a real difference? Further your experience here by joining our dedicated team in the Mundu Gurri Adult Mental Health Inpatient Service and make a difference in the community. An exciting opportunity exists for a Registered Nurse to provide effective and efficient clinical care to patients and families in this unique health care environment in a tropical paradise. Apply Now!

Salary commencing from $72 471 p.a. (F/T) OR $36.55 p.h. (P/T) (Nurse Grade 5), employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (up to 17.5%) (Applications will remain current for 12 months). Job Ad Reference: CAH348759

Other employment benefits may include: uniform allowance, shift penalties, professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, and access to corporate discounts and employee wellness programs.

Several Permanent Full Time and Part Time positions available, hrs negotiable

Purpose of the Role

The Registered Nurse delivers competent, quality direct nursing/midwifery care, within a specific area of expertise and assisting in the achievement of service goals. Mental Health Nurses perform a wide range of roles, functions and activities, from promoting optimal mental health, preventing physical and mental ill health, and providing therapeutic interventions. Taking a holistic approach guided by evidence. The Mental Health Nurse works in collaboration with people who are experiencing mentally ill health, their family and community, towards recovery as defined by the individual.


  • It is a condition of employment for the employee in this role to be, and remain, vaccinated against or non-susceptible to the following Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) during their employment: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (chicken pox) and Pertussis (whooping cough). Existing staff engaged prior to 1 July 2016 (and have not had a break in service) are not subject to this new condition of employment unless they are moving from one Hospital and Health Service to another Hospital and Health Service within Queensland). Existing staff that have previously submitted this evidence since 1 July 2016 will not be required to resubmit.
  • It is a condition of employment for the employee in this role to be vaccinated against or not susceptible to Hepatitis B. Proof of vaccination or non-susceptibility is a condition of employment for all staff (new and existing) who have direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood/body fluids or contaminated sharps.
  • It is strongly recommended that you complete the VPD Evidence Form and prepare your documents prior to meeting with the selection panel; however you will only be required to supply the evidence if you are the preferred applicant. If you are the preferred applicant, your application for employment will not be successful unless you comply with this Queensland Health policy. Further information and Evidence Forms can be found at

How to Apply

For full details of this position, please ensure you download the Role Description and Information Package for Applicants (at the links in the boxed area above) for instructions on how to apply for this role.  If you have difficulty viewing this role description in .pdf format, please contact Recruitment Services on [email protected] to request it in .doc format. Please note that if the information requested in the ‘how to apply' section is not provided you may not meet the requirements for further consideration of your application.  The Information Package for Applicants outlines pre-employment checks that will be undertaken for successful applicants.

26 July 2020
Location: Australia Queensland Cairns region,Far North Qld
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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