Clinical Nurses (Acute Care Team)

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Please note: These positions can also be filled by an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker as per Role Description.

The Role

Permanent full time and various temporary positions are available for Clinical Nurses to join the Acute Care Team within Mental Health Specialist Services at Gold Coast Health (GCH).

This is an exciting opportunity to:

  • Work in a world-class 9000-strong health care service
  • Combine full time employment, attractive benefits and a Gold Coast lifestyle
  • Be inspired and challenged by diversity of duties, consumers and settings
  • Contribute specialised clinical capabilities to support people in crisis
  • Expand your clinical expertise in acute mental health care

You will take responsibility for  

Providing consumer focused and evidence based nursing care to support mental health consumers, including the following:

  • Being the first point of consumer contact to provide mental health education, support, information, advice and referral
  • Developing positive consumer relationships founded on hope and recovery
  • Systematic intake, crisis intervention and assessment
  • Screening admissions to acute psychiatric inpatient services
  • Providing for continuity of service through referrals and community based treatment
  • Providing consultation and specialised targeted intervention
  • Integrating between various sites, services and programs to facilitate service efficiency and responsiveness
  • Working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams

Requirements for the role

  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
  • AHPRA registration
  • Appointment or eligibility for appointment as an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner under the Mental Health Act 2016
  • Post graduate qualifications or commitment to obtain
  • Be and remain, vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough) and hepatitis B
  • This position requires the incumbent to work rotational shift work including nights and weekends


  • Career Development
  • Leave loading
  • Mentoring
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture

Salary information

  • Permanent full time, temporary full time (up to 12 months with possibility of extension)
  • Base salary ranging from $89 990 - $96 361 p.a., $3449.30 - $3696.50 p.f.
  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% leave loading

About Gold Coast Health

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.3 billion
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Day Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
  • Acute and sub-acute care in hospital and community settings
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle

About Us

Mental Health and Specialist Services (MHSS) provide integrated hospital and community specialised mental health assessment and treatment services across the age-spectrum.  Our services aim to be consumer focused and recovery oriented. 

The Acute Care Team (ACT) is to be the first point of contact for the GCHHS Mental Health Service to provide education, support, information, advice and referral. ACT is a mobile assertive outreach crisis response team that offers a range of short-term options tailored to meet individual needs in the community which may also include acute care in the immediate post discharge phase of an inpatient admission. ACT operate a continuous 7 days a week, 24 hours a day roster across variety of locations.

GCH is committed to attracting the right people for our organisation. To help us with this we have developed a Core Capability Framework (PDF) ( ) which defines the skills and behaviours required to perform successfully as an organisation.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button to review the Role Description and submit your application by Tuesday, 26 February 2019.

Job Ad reference: GC302469NG

Please note: no third party applications will be accepted.

24 February 2019
Location: Australia Queensland Gold Coast
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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