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Registered Nurse - Rotational D&A Services - Nepean Hospital - Casual

What you'll be doing

: The provision of safe and effective patient-centred nursing care to the patients/clients and carers of Nepean BlueMountains Local Health District. This position affords the opportunity to work across a variety of Drug & AlcoholClinical areas that requires:
Responsibility for working within a multidisciplinary team in the assessment and management of patients presenting to the Centre of Addiction Medicine with drug and alcohol related issues
Responsibility for working within a multidisciplinary team in the triage assessment and management of patients accessing services offered by Drug & Alcohol Service
Contributing to the efficient flow of patients from central Drug & Alcohol Intake to inpatient, outpatient and other settings as appropriate to the patient's individual needs
Providing the administration of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Buprenorphine/Naloxone to patients engaged in the NBMLHD Opioid Treatment Program in accordance with Legislation, NSW Health Policy and LHD Procedures
To ensure optimal outcomes for patients/clients and carers of the service through the promotion of best practice including the appropriate escalation of care
To work collaboratively utilising effective team communication with members of the multidisciplinary health team in the planning, implementation, assessment and evaluation of patient care
To act as an advocate for the specific needs of all patients/clients and carers including those from the indigenous population or other multi-cultural groups providing appropriate care to the patient/client undergoing specialised procedures
To maintain and promote a professional standard evidenced by ethical nursing practice, adherence to the policies and procedures of the Nursing and Midwifery Service, NBMLHD and the appropriate legislation and statutory regulations
To provide support and clinical preceptorship/mentoring to all staff and students
To effectively manage resources relevant to the service.
Participate in clinical and professional data collection and auditing as required
To work predominantly in Centralised Intake and the Inpatient Withdrawal Unit, however at times it may be necessary to work within the Opioid Treatment Clinic if service demand requires this.

An eligibility list may be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD):
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region.

NBMLHD is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability.

What we can offer you:
Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession.

Working with NBMLHD Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

Sustainable Healthcare:Together towards zero
Proximity to shopping and other services
Accrued Day Off (ADO) each month (for full time employees)
4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees)
Superannuation contributions
Salary packaging options
Fitness Passport
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.
Salary Packaging:
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Nepean Blue Mountains Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contactingSmartsalary via email ****** or on 1300 476 278.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases:
If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directivePD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.
To be eligible for employment with NBMLHD you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia. If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
new south wales, NSW, AU