The Hornsby Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit is a busy 35 bed unit staffed with a multi-disciplinary team comprised of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Diversional therapists and Administrative Workers.
The unit provides care and treatment for patients in crisis and suffering from acute mental health issues transitioning them back into the community for ongoing care.
The service Vision is excellence in Mental Health Delivery
We believe that mental health services are best delivered in multidisciplinary teams within a comprehensive and integrated framework and have constructed our service to ensure the integrity of the patient journey from admission to discharge
Consumer and carer involvement in service planning, evaluation and delivery is supported. Carers are provided with opportunities to access psycho-education and support regarding the illness suffered by their family member/friend.
Services are delivered from a range of sites with an emphasis on outreaching and assertive service delivery, prevention and early intervention.
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Mental Health Service (HKMHS) spans the local government areas of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai, and covers an area of approximately 594 km². The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai sector covers the area bounded by the Hawkesbury River (northern boundary), Roseville (within the southern boundary) and Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook and Epping (within the western boundary).
In the 2014 Census, the estimated resident population of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai catchment area were 289,592 people.
The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Mental Health Service employs approximately 220 staff
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Mental Health Service comprises 3 inpatient units, 5 community Mental Health teams and 1 Consumer team.
All teams are supported by the Clinical & Decision Support and Medical Teams.
The Mental Health Service liaises closely with the site based Drug, Alcohol & Gambling Service and Child & Youth Mental Health Service.
The Adult Inpatient Unit Nursing Unit Manger 3 role is pivotal to the running of this large and dynamic ward and provides an excellent career opportunity for an individual with strong leadership and management skills
This position is permanent full time and is classified as a Nurse Unit Manager Level 3. Note that employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if the position cannot be filled on a permanent basis.
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Northern Sydney Local Health District is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Workforce Health and Safety, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority.
Employees must abide by the NSW Health Code of Conduct.
Successful applicants will be required to obtain required vaccinations prior to commencing employment. Please click on the link for further information: http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/pd/2011/pdf/PD2011_005.pdf.
Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. If you are successful for a position designated as child-related employment you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#
An eligibility list may be created for this position. If you are placed on the eligibility list, you may be deemed eligible for similar roles in the future. Your details may be passed to other managers for consideration. If you are selected for interview and do not wish to be placed on an eligibility list, please advise the Convenor for this position.