Case Manager, Community OPMH – Registered Nurse

Applications open until: 01-Feb-2019
State: NSW
Location: Braeside Hospital, Prairiewood
Type of employment: Hospitals Operations
  • Full time opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse
  • Role based at Braeside Hospital, Prairiewood NSW
  • HammondCare is a NSW Health affiliated organisation with continuity of NSW Health entitlements. All NSW Health transferrable entitlements will be recognised by HammondCare, in accordance with Public health System Nurses’ and Midwives (State Award) and the Crown Employees Nurses’ (State Award).

About HammondCare

HammondCare is a NSW Health Affiliated Health Organisation (AFO) that offers and recognises all NSW Health entitlements. 

HammondCare is an independent Christian charity specialising in palliative care, rehabilitation, older persons' mental health, dementia and aged care. Our passion is improving quality of life for people in need. Through our network of sub-acute services HammondCare provides rehabilitation, palliative and supportive care, pain management, mental health care for older people, community care and other vital support services. 

With compassion and expertise our multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals tailor best-in-class specialised care to patients’ individual needs, supported by the latest research and best practice. Regarded nationally and internationally as one of Australia’s most innovative health and aged care providers, HammondCare offers hospital care, residential care and community services. 

HammondCare’s sub-acute health services are located within Sydney at the following locations:

  • Braeside Hospital (South-West Sydney),
  • Greenwich Hospital (Lower-North Shore), 
  • Neringah Hospital (Northern Suburbs), and  
  • Mona Vale Community Palliative Care services (Northern Beaches). 

HammondCare has been able to develop innovative, flexible care models designed to serve people with complex health or aged care needs, regardless of their circumstances. HammondCare works to provide its staff with support, career development opportunities, education, responsibility and recognition, work/life balance, and satisfying roles.

About the role

Older People’s 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 Case Manager, Community OPMH 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 4 years and working towards achieving CNS role.
  • 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.

HammondCare offers its staff competitive salaries, excellent training & development opportunities, a supportive environment and a fabulous benefits program. As HammondCare is a NSW Health affiliated organisation, all NSW Health transferrable entitlements will be recognised by HammondCare, in accordance with Public health System Nurses’ and Midwives (State Award) and the Crown Employees Nurses’ (State Award). For more info check out our website: www.hammond.com.au/careers.

Ready to make a change? Apply Now!

For an information pack, including the selection criteria, and details on how to apply, please click on link below:

Case Manager SMHSOP Info Jan 2019 (002)

For any specific queries not answered by the information pack, please contact Kamal Devkota on 02 9756 8710.

Closing Date: 1 February 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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