Kimberley - Derby

Vacancy Number: 1351

Short-term contract from 09/09/2019 to 21/12/2019

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Mental Health

About the Role
  • Relief Service: An experienced Registered Nurse Mental Health with intake assessment triage skills is required for this short term contract in Derby.

    The role will require you to provide specialist community mental health services, including Mental Health Triage and Risk Assessment, crisis intervention, care management planning and implementation of care plan, case management and referral services to clients and their carer/s, using advanced mental health nursing knowledge and skills. In addition you will also be experienced to dispense and administer medication, both oral and for injections.
Experience & Skills
  • Eligible for registration in the category of Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in the nursing management of complex psychiatric presentations, risk assessment, crisis intervention and management of aggression in a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve logistical problems that involve competing priorities.
  • A working knowledge of computers and information systems relevant to the position/role.
  • Current knowledge of legislative obligations for the Mental Health Act (2014).
  • Working knowledge of providing clinical care within the recovery framework principles.
  • Ability to work on-call on weekends as required.
  • Current C class Drivers Licence
What's on Offer
  • Full time hours
  • SRN L3 Pay of $110,723
  • Subsidised Accomodation
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Contract
Benefits SRN L3
Map of Kimberley


The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.