Registered or Clinical Nurse (multiple positions)


  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Elizabeth Vale
  • Salary: RN1 - $68,481 - $93,439 p.a. (pro rata) / RN2C - $79,998 - $101,120 p.a. (pro rata) - Multiple Positions
  • Ongoing or Temporary up to 12 months
  • Full-Time or Part-Time

About the location

South Australia has some of the best beaches, world famous wine regions, the Fringe Festival, the fantastic Adelaide Oval and enviable award-winning food and dining experiences. Adelaide consistently ranked in the world’s 10 most liveable cities throughout the 2010’s and in 2021 Adelaide was ranked the third most liveable city in the world. Adelaide has more affordable accommodation and less traffic congestion with easy access to all facilities from the beach to the Adelaide Hills and scenic regional areas. With a population of over 1,300,000, Adelaide has all of the advantages of bigger cities without the dense population and expense.

About the organisation

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care to more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide as well as providing a number of state-wide services, and services to those in regional areas. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged. With a workforce of almost 6,000 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.

Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.

NALHN is seeking Registered or Clinical Mental Health Nurses to work within their highly skilled Emergency Department team.

About the role

As a Registered Nurse you will provide nursing services in health service settings. In this role you will develop from a novice practitioner to a proficient level of professional practice and consolidate knowledge and skills, developing in capability through continuous professional development and experience. As a Registered Nurse you will accept accountability for your own standards of nursing care and for activities delegated to others. Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Assessing individual patient/client needs, planning, implementing and/or coordinating appropriate service delivery from a range of accepted options including other disciplines or agencies.
  • Providing direct person centred nursing care and/or individual case management to patients/clients on a shift by shift basis in a defined clinical area with increasing autonomy over time.
  • Planning and coordinating services with other disciplines or agencies in providing individual health care needs.

As a Clinical Nurse you will provide nursing services in a variety of health service settings which has been consolidated by experience and/or further study, developing from a competent to proficient practitioner. In this role you will accept accountability for your own practice standards, activities delegated to others and the guidance and development of less experienced staff. The Clinical Nurse role at this level continues to be predominantly clinical in nature; however employees are assigned appropriate portfolios. As a Clinical Nurse you will be required to:

  • Provide proficient, person centred, clinical nursing and/or individual case management to patients/clients in a defined clinical area;
  • Monitor patient/client care plans to ensure appropriate care outcomes are achieved on a daily basis;
  • Oversee the provision of nursing care within a team/unit;
  • Assess clients, select and implement different therapeutic interventions, and/or support programs and evaluate progress, within pre-determined guidelines, and in a multi-disciplinary primary health care setting. 

Qualifications and experience

To be eligible for this position, you must be registered as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and hold a current practicing certificate. You must be enrolled in an approved Mental Health course or holds a qualification in mental health practice.

Please note

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) Directions 2022 No 7 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Close date: 21 October 2022

Point of contact: 

Gerald Yeoh
(08) 7485 4363

Job Ad Reference: 807966


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