Clinical Nurse Consultant (Co-Responder)

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The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.

Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?
Are you:

  • Passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession?
  • Prepared to question and advocate for what is important?
  • A person who meets challenges head on?

About your opportunity
The Clinical Nurse Consultant Co-responder in the Mental Health Service Group works alongside the Queensland Police Service MHIC to provide a proactive response to first responders (QAS/QPS) to achieve the following objectives:

  • Develop a dedicated, joint secondary response team with specialised police and mental health clinician knowledge to reduce the risk of behavioural escalation in the community.
  • Provide timelier mental health assessments and early intervention in the community, and to provide enhanced access to information and expertise on mental health.
  • Ensure appropriate referral and follow up for people involved in police call outs to mental health crisis.
  • Provide on-site early intervention and assessment to reduce the number of Emergency Examination Authority's, (Public Health Act 2005) reduce the number of QAS and QPS transports to the Emergency Department with expected significant cost savings to QPS, QAS, MHS and EDs.
  • Provide an intervention in the community that will release first responders to be able to attend to other police/ambulance jobs.
  • Provide a least restrictive, recovery focused alternative for consumers who do not have a mental illness but who are in mental health distress/crisis or at risk due to other factors.
  • Solidify the relationship and understanding between Mental Health Service Group and emergency services.
  • Complete annual evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of the co-responder in managing and resolving mental health crises, including efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Whats on offer?

Generous remuneration comprising salary range of $4449.80 to $4831.00 p.f. (Nurse Grade 7), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options ( ), shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Program.

Why make the change?
Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (320+ days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville, the largest regional centre in the North. ( )

The city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events ( ) and a bustling nightlife. The Strand ( ) is Townsville's waterfront esplanade; take a stroll along the picturesque paths, do some shopping or attend the night markets ( ), be spoilt for choice with alfresco dining options, sit and relax while the kids play at the water park or one of the family fun areas. Picnic and BBQ facilities are available, as well as gym equipment (including a rock climbing wall) and amenities. Swim in the man-made rockpool ( ) or the lifeguard monitored beaches. All with magnificent views of the jewel in Townsville's crown, Magnetic Island ( ). A short, scenic ferry ride will get you there.

30 July 2020
Location: Australia Queensland Townsville region
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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