Practice nurse

  • Specialty : Medical Specialists
  • Location : Multiple Locations
  • Date Listed : August 1, 2019
  • Apply Before : July 21, 2024

Role: Drug and Alcohol Practice Nurse
Role Type: Part Time/Weekend Work/Inclusive of Public Holidays

Our client believes that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Their diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health and reconnect people to their family and the community.

Therapeutic Community (TC) is a long term residential program. The TC is a 143 bed treatment facility that works with clients to establish healthier relationships, promote personal change and support them in their recovery journey.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Co-ordinate all operations of the medical office including: Assessing, triaging and responding to resident medical needs
  • Administering medication as prescribed and liaising with pharmacist;
  • Maintaining records and ensuring resident confidentiality;
  • Monitoring and communicating Urinary Drug Screen results to clinical staff;
  • Participating in clinical team meetings and communicating/liaising between clinical and medical staff regarding resident medical issues, including;
  • Ensuring a high standard delivery of nursing assessment, treatment and care to residents;
  • Providing relevant education and resources to residents and staff on a range of health topics, e.g. Hepatitis C, Diabetes, Sexually transmitted Diseases;
  • Participating in the ongoing development and implementation of quality assurance systems and processes that enable a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Participating in and supporting reviews of standards in the Therapeutic Community;
  • Undertaking other activities as directed by the Clinical Services Manager.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Registration (current) with APHRA as a Division One or Enrolled Nurse (Medication Endorsement).
  • Well-developed nursing skills, including – comprehensive assessment, crisis intervention, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, goal setting, case planning, development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Good report writing, data processing, interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • Current Working with Children’s Check

Essential Requirements

  • Empathy for those whose lives have been affected by problematic alcohol and other drug use/ and or mental health disorders.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
  • Information technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Desirable Requirements

  • Certificate IV Alcohol & Other Drugs, or willingness to complete.
  • An understanding of alcohol and drug substance abuse, treatment types and interventions.
  • Familiarity in working within a health and/or community organisation.

Phone (03) 9411 9710 for a confidential discussion or email

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