Registered Nurse - Community Mental Health


Charlestown Community Services Centre 

Where you'll be working

Lake Macquarie area is the southern gateway to the coastal Hunter region, home of pristine beaches and the beautiful Lake Macquarie providing an idyllic place to work and live. Living in Lake Macquarie has the best of both a coastal and metro lifestyle, it is close to the hub of the city of Newcastle but also is surrounded by beautiful beaches, as well as highlighting that the wine country of the Hunter Valley and beautiful Port Stephens are only a short distance to travel. 

Hunter New England Health have an exciting opportunity to join our team at the Lake Macquarie Community Mental Health Service (LMMHS) based at Charlestown. The Lake Macquarie Mental Health Service is located in a modern purpose built building with easy access to parking and in close proximity to major shopping precincts.  Nearby is quick direct access to the Newcastle city bypass and Pacific Highway.

The LMMHS is a well-established Community Mental Health Team offering support and rehabilitation to mental health patients and their families within an experienced, supportive multidisciplinary team. The team is staffed with a range of experienced nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, dietitian and psychiatrists, and is a well-established team which has a reputation within HNEMH as a nurturing and teaching environment.

What you'll be doing

Provide safe compassionate person centred care within the unit/facility ensuring safe care is delivered in collaboration with patients/families/carers and a multidisciplinary team to achieve identified goals and outcomes.

To be eligible for employment in these roles 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.

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

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

Selection Criteria

Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role. For assistance with selection criteria, please visit:

Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application.

Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.

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Salary Packaging

Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England 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 contacting Prosperity Salary Packaging via email at ** or on (02) 4907 7*** or 1300 761 388.

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Applications Close: 26 February 2020