Care Coordinator (RN) OPMH Community

Applications open until: 09-10-2020
State: NSW
Location: Braeside Hospital, Prairiewood
Type of employment: Hospitals Operations
  • Full time Opportunity, 38 hours a week
  • Role based in Braeside Hospital, Prairiewood
  • Provide support to clients and families as they navigate the Aged Care system.

The role

Older People Mental Health (OPMH), Community Team is a multidisciplinary team who provide a four-phase delivery of care to consumers: assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge of a wide range of mental health and behavioural disorders affecting older people; usually over 65 years of age. Some consumers, however, may require longer term care and support. The service aims to assist families and carers of people experiencing these problems. Clients are seen in the clinic at Braeside hospital; however, home visits can be organised as needed.

The role of Care Coordinator, in OPMH Community works within the Mission and Mission in Action of HammondCare to ensure that clients with mental health diagnoses living in the community and referred to the service are actively supported to continue to live in the community.

The essence of this role is to:

  • Assess and fully understand each client’s care needs, consulting with colleagues to develop care plans to improve quality of life.
  • Provide care to clients in the community, implementing the client’s care plan, coordinating care provided by the MDT, and evaluating effectiveness of interventions
  • Provide support to families and carers to enable them to support long term care goals/needs of the client.
  • Coordinate care, accessing and collaborating with other government and non-government agencies to ensure consumers receive services relevant to their needs

About you

  • Commitment to engage and align with HammondCare’s Christian Mission, Motivation and Mission in Action.
  • A tertiary degree in nursing. Eligible for professional membership under AHPRA to support this.
  • Post basic qualifications in mental health or willingness to undertake same.
  • Significant practical experience in a mental health/community health or a combination; greater than 3 years
  • Experience working with people who have diagnosed acute or chronic mental illness.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NSW Mental Health Act (2007) and a commitment to the National Agenda for Mental Health reform.
  • A current drivers licence and safe driving record. Willingness to travel between HammondCare’s sites and services and within the community.
  • Strong administrative and computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Empathy and patience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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  Care Coordinator (RN) OPMH Community

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Closing Date: 09 October 2020

All successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal Record Check and provide vaccination history as per NSW Health standards.