Senior Mental Health Nurse / Mental Health Team Leader


  • Join a large well-respected medical organization
  • Free on-site parking and no night duty!
  • Apply your clinical skills in a nurse led clinic
  • Are you an experienced MH Team Leader or a Senior Mental Health Nurse looking to step up into a Mental Health Team Leader role? Look no further!

About the organisation

International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) is a large Australian based organisation that specialises in providing compassionate and professional multidisciplinary medical care in challenging environments. We primarily work with governments and large private organisations to deliver industry leading service to patients.

We are globally recognised for our unique expertise and offer fantastic opportunities to undertake meaningful work with patients where others can’t. We offer opportunities for people to learn and grow their skills and knowledge in a caring organisation focusing on professional development and clinical excellence.

IHMS welcomes you to Apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. Only suitable shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

We are a worksite where it is mandatory to have up-to-date vaccinations; and wear an approved face mask (e.g. N95).

About the role

An opportunity to lead an established team to deliver and maintain Mental Health care services at the Immigration Detention Centre in Villawood. Main responsibilities:

  • Work under the leadership of the site-based Health Services Manager to support the delivery of health services and provide clinical services
  • Identify and assess at risk persons in detention and provide them with appropriate and timely management of their mental health needs
  • Act as the single point of referral to Mental Health Team
  • Ensure high standards of mental health practice are met
  • Providing reports to the Mental Health Services Manager, stakeholders and other parties as required

About you

  • Opportunities to expand your career and support an Australian and international network
  • Working with people from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Working with a multidisciplinary, dynamic and collaborative team
  • Be recognized, well-acknowledge and rewarded

Qualifications and experience

  • Full working rights in Australia and full AHPRA registration
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduate nursing experience (MH). Experience in a corrections or detention setting would be desirable
  • Basic Life Support or First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment with patients from culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • Previous experience with electronic medical records and use of MS Office programs
  • We are a worksite where it is mandatory to have up-to-date vaccinations; and wear an approved face mask (e.g. N95).

Close date: 9 November 2022


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