Published March 9, 2023
Last Modified March 9, 2023
Nexus Primary Health
72 Ferguson Street, Australia
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Closing Date
March 31, 2023

Job Description

The Withdrawal Nurse is responsible for the provision of specialist drug and alcohol outreach withdrawal services and individual case management to clients including clinical assessment, care planning, interventions, and risk assessment. The role provides expert advice and support, across the Lower Hume Alcohol, Other Drugs (AOD) catchment, to individuals and professionals in relation to people seeking health and medication information and support linking in with local GP's. The role aims to support a person to cease or reduce alcohol and other drug use to a level that restores their health and wellbeing.

The position will work directly with clients and their families through a variety of modalities including technology driven and face to face meetings to ensure that support requirements are accurately assessed and provided. The role is based across all sites including Broadford, Seymour, Wallan and Kinglake, as well as on an outreach basis.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Registration Australia - (AHPRA) as Registered Nurse Division 1.
  • Extensive experience working with AOD clients.
  • You may hold other qualifications related to work in this field (i.e., Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis or Counselling).
  • Case management experience.
  • Understanding of the knowledge and skills required in working with diverse members of the community.
  • Knowledge of principles of prevention and harm minimisation as these relate to alcohol and other drug use.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the clinical nursing requirements for drug and alcohol withdrawal;
  • Dual diagnosis capacity and ability to practice utilising the recovery approach in a community setting.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of working with clients within a strength based, client centred and trauma informed framework.