Clinical Nurse (Lavender Mother and Baby Unit)

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The Role

An opportunity has become available for a Clinical Nurse (Lavender Mother and Baby Unit) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 10 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to over 550,000 people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.

You will take responsibility for

  • Providing efficient and responsive mental health care and co-ordination of evidence-based consumer care at an advanced level in accordance with organisational goals, within the Mother and Baby Inpatient Unit
  • Utilising clinical skills commensurate to the individual level of experience within an integrated framework for generic and discipline specific care, for mothers affected by acute and complex perinatal mental illness with consideration to the infant and the parent/primary caregiver-infant relationship
  • Including access to needed medical, social, educational, vocational, psycho social and other necessary services as they relate to the mother's mental health needs and their recovery goals
  • Effective communication throughout the service to promote positive team functioning and facilitate consumer focused service delivery

Requirements for the role

  • A Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent is a mandatory qualification for this position
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 with a current annual practicing certificate from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is essential
  • Registered nurses working within Mental Health are to be credentialed through the College of Mental Health Nurses, or be prepared to work towards a credential in Mental Health nursing within an agreed period
  • A Graduate Certificate or greater within a relevant specialty area is highly desirable


  • Career Development
  • Flexible work policies
  • Leave loading
  • Mentoring
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture

Salary information

  • Permanent full time or part time (one full time position or several part time positions, hrs negotiable)
  • Base salary ranging from $94 545 – $101 237 per annum, $47.68 - $51.05 per hour
  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% leave loading

About Gold Coast Health

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.3 billion
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
  • Acute and sub-acute care in hospital and community settings
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle

About the Lavender Mother and Baby Unit

The Lavender Mother and Baby Unit is a specialised state-wide acute mental health inpatient unit and has four adult beds and four infant boarder beds. The latter may occasionally increase if a mother has twins/triplets. The aim of the service is to deliver safe and responsive specialist mental health care for a mother with severe mental illness without the need to separate women from their infant(s). This scope enables women to be admitted with their infant(s) (under 12 months old at time of admission). The Unit provides comprehensive perinatal and infant mental health assessment and treatment for mothers exhibiting signs/symptoms of serious mental illness in the moderate to severe spectrum that have not responded adequately to less intensive interventions in the community, and/or safety and treatment need of the dyad warrant admission.

GCH is committed to attracting the right people for our organisation. To help us with this we have developed a Core Capability Framework ( ) which defines the skills and behaviours required to perform successfully as an organisation.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button to review the Role Description and submit your application by Tuesday, 3 August 2020

Job Ad reference: GC349295

Please note: no third-party applications will be accepted.

26 July 2020
Location: Australia Queensland Gold Coast
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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