Goldfields - Kalgoorlie

Vacancy Number: 1142

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Mental Health Triage

About the Role
  • Provides a community based child and adolescent mental health nursing service. Co-ordinates referrals & contacts for child and adolescents and their families. Conducts comprehensive mental health and risk assessments. Provides case management to complex clients. Provides information and support to clients & families, and liaison with other agencies as required.
Experience & Skills
  • Essential:
  • 1. Eligible for registration in the category of Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • 2. Extensive and recent experience as a practicing Community Mental Health Nurse providing triage/duty Officer, assessment and case management services.
  • 3. Demonstrated ability in communication, interpersonal, negotiation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills to provide clinical coaching, leadership.
  • 4. Advanced knowledge and skills in the implementation of Mental Health Act and legislation policies.
  • 5. Knowledge of emotional, behavioural, psychological and psychiatric disorders of children and adolescents.
  • 6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • 7. Understanding of and ability to use Video Conferencing Equipment.
  • 8. A current WA C or C-A Class Driver’s Licence and ability to travel within the region. Desirable 1. Knowledge and understanding of the provision of mental health services within a rural community including provision of culturally appropriate services.
  • 2. Ability to teach in both formal and informal settings. 3. Knowledge of state-wide and local service providers related to CAMHS.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Goldfields

Goldfields

The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.