Published September 21, 2022
Last Modified September 21, 2022
Monash Health
Cleeland Street, Australia
Job Type
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Closing Date
October 3, 2022

Job Description

  • Grade 5 Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Help establish and lead the Public Intoxication Health Response Trial
  • 12 month full time position predominantly Monday to Friday

Community Nurse Team Leader – Public Intoxication Health Response City of Greater Dandenong

Grade 5 Registered Psychiatric Nurse

12 month full time position predominantly Monday to Friday

Monash Health is excited to announce a Community Nurse Team Leader position within the Monash Health Drug & Alcohol Services. This position will help establish and lead the Public Intoxication Health Response Trial for the City of Greater Dandenong. It is a full time, temporary position with informing service delivery of Public Intoxication Health Response Trials across Victoria.

The Public Intoxication Health Response Trial is new funding for a Trial service which is currently being established. The Community Nurse Team Leader will report to the Director Clinical Operations of the Monash Health Drug & Alcohol Services and be pivotal in the establishment and implementation of this Trial.

About our Monash Health Public Intoxication Health Response Trial

The Victorian Government has committed to repealing the offence of public drunkenness and replacing it with a health based response, in order to support vulnerable Victorians who are found intoxicated in public. The City of Greater Dandenong is one of four trial sites that will inform how this new public health model will be rolled out across the state. The trials are the first step towards implementing the Summary of Offences Amendment (Decriminalisation of Public Drunkenness) Act 2021, which paves the way for public intoxication to be treated as a health issue not a crime. Current public intoxication laws have caused an unacceptable and disproportionate impact on Aboriginal Victorians and reform is long overdue. Monash Health is continuing to work with government, Aboriginal communities, health experts and stakeholders to ensure a safe and effective model that strikes the right balance between protecting people who are intoxicated in public and community safety. The initial funding is for a 12 month Trial with ongoing funding to be confirmed.

About The Role

We are excited to announce a new Community Team Leader position with the Public Intoxication Health Response City of Greater Dandenong. This newly created Community leadership position, will work closely with the Director Clinical Operations, Unit Head, Ngwala Willumbong, Department of Health, Vic Police and Ambulance Victoria to finalise the Operational Guidelines and support recruitment, orientation and implementation of service delivery. The role will ensure the provision of safe and effective care as well as assist with the efficient management of the Trial. The role will also play an integral role in supporting staff and managing pathways, service capacity, linkages and recording of data to inform the Trial.

This is a full-time, temporary role, predominantly working Monday to Friday, some need to support the team after hours as required. Trial funding is for 12 months and funding beyond this is not yet confirmed. It is anticipated this will be announced early in 2023. The Trials will inform what Public Intoxication Health Response Services look like across Victoria, with additional funding to be confirmed.

About You

You have been developing your management and leadership skills or you are an accomplished Associate Nurse Manager or Senior Community Clinician; either way, you are ready to take this next step in your Career. You have experience working in the Drug & Alcohol/Addiction field and/or Mental Health, lead by example, thrive working in a dynamic, evolving environment and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of evidence based care to all people who present to the service. Project management experience or experience in new service establishment is desirable along with strong communication and engagement skills, particularly with key stakeholder organisations.

You Are Also

  • committed to a leadership & mentoring role
  • committed to improving health outcomes for marginalised communities
  • dedicated to safe best practice and quality care
  • committed to delivering patient centred care & a patient advocacy
  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively
  • excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

What We Offer

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills
  • mentorship & career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Any queries, please contact:

Tanya Clarke, Acting Director Clinical Operations,

T: 0438320295


Key Selection Criteria

What You Need

  • Relevant Qualification (aligned to position description)
  • Demonstrated experience (aligned to position description)
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Include any other mandatory/required skills or licenses
  • Australian working rights