Published September 7, 2018
Last Modified September 7, 2018
Bendigo Community Health Services
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Bendigo
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
December 31, 2018

Job Description

The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Services team is a multidisciplinary team providing a range of AOD services and programs on an individual, family or group basis within a harm minimisation and recovery framework.  Service and program streams include assessment and treatment planning, general and forensic AOD counselling, care and recovery coordination, residential and community-based withdrawal, family supports, pharmacotherapy, harm reduction and community education.  The focus of the team is to provide seamless treatment pathways, coordinated and holistic treatment and supports for consumers to a range of internal and external services.

The successful applicant will be a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  They will demonstrate knowledge of the complex health and psychosocial needs of persons affected by the use of alcohol and other drugs and have the expertise to undertake comprehensive assessments and provide direct health treatment and supports to persons with alcohol and other drugs issues in a non-judgmental and sensitive manner.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Nurses Victorian Health Services Award - Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020.

For further information about the position call Drew Reid, Team Manager - Residential Withdrawal Program on 03 5430 0500.

Bendigo Community Health Services encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. Registered Nurse Division 1 with current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Demonstrable knowledge of the complex health and psychosocial needs of persons affected by the use of alcohol and other drugs.
  3. The expertise to undertake comprehensive assessments and provide direct health treatment and supports to persons with alcohol and other drugs issues in a non-judgmental and sensitive manner.
  4. The expertise to provide accurate early identification of potential issues of dual diagnosis (alcohol and other drugs and mental health issues) with provision of appropriate interventions to help individuals to meet agreed treatment goals as well as to maintain or to improve their quality of life.
  5. Demonstrated ability to assist consumers to clarifying their needs and implement appropriate treatments and supports accordingly. This will include working with other service providers to implement individual care plans within a continuity of care model.
  6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills demonstrating a capacity to build and maintain relationships with a diverse consumer group and to work with a multidisciplinary team to achieve collaborative outcomes.
  7. The ability to confidentially maintain accurate records in accordance with BCHS procedures with intermediate to high level skills in Microsoft Office programs.
  8. Current Working with Children Check
  9. Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.

Desirable

  1. Experience in working in an AOD service or working directly with consumers undergoing withdrawal and or Opiate Replacement Therapy.