Published June 30, 2020
Last Modified June 30, 2020
Western Health
Gordon Street, Australia
Job Type
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Closing Date
July 14, 2020

Job Description

About the Role

Drug Heath Services is seeking an experienced Non-Residential Withdrawal Registered Nurse ( NRWN) to provide high quality nursing support within the Womens Day Rehabilitation Program. This presents an exciting opportunity to work in a therapeutic environment supporting women to prepare and transition into the program.

The NRWN provides nursing support to women undergoing withdrawal, reduction and /or stabilization from drugs or alcohol in an outpatient / outreach capacity.   This role also includes clinical assessment and management, psychosocial support and discharge planning including referral to and shared care models with community service providers. The provision of information, education and support to the woman’s family, other caregivers or support persons is an integral part of this position

The successful candidate will have a high level of written and verbal communication skills; a passion for working with women; values a cohesive team environment; a drive to ensure best care for an often marginalised group; excellent engagement skills; experience with alcohol and other drug issues; a desire to role model high level practice skills and support other staff to attain excellence in practice.

To be Successful in this Role you

  • Registered Div 1  or Div 3 Nurse registered with the Victorian Nurses Registration Board
  • Extensive experience in AOD
  • Providing non-residential nursing support to women requesting admission to the Womens Day Rehabilitation Program
  • Have experience working in a multidisciplinary team and a range of key stakeholders

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.