Position Details
Reference Number 19115
Position Title Registered Nurse - Acute Mental Health
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Entity The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
Enterprise Agreement NURSE - Nurses Enterprise Agreement - Registered Nurse - Level 1
Position Summary

We’re seeking several Registered Nurses experienced in Acute Mental Health to join Cooinda, the coast's leading mental health unit. 


Remuneration Value: $36.31 - $ 46.67 p/h (FTE $71,749 - $92,220) + Super + NFP Salary Packaging + Shift Penalties + Allowances + Free Parking


At Buderim Private Hospital, we have a deep and real connection to the Sunshine Coast. With experience that’s 40 years in the making, we’re a world-class hospital driven by a desire to consistently exceed the needs and expectations of our patients, their families and the community. We put our patients at the centre of everything we do. For us, that means partnering with them to deliver personalised, quality care that’s tailored to their needs.


The Cooinda Mental Health inpatient unit is a state-of-the-art 33-bed acute unit for those aged 18 and over. With private, well-equipped rooms, patients have use of the dining room, laundry, lounge areas, visitors' lounge, outdoor areas, music room, art and craft room, therapy rooms and gymnasium. Our service provides assessment and evidence-based treatment for patients experiencing, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)/trauma, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, addictions, complex needs due to a mental illness, as well as young adult and older persons mental health needs.


The Role:


As part of our Cooinda team, you will accountable for the provision of safe and holistic care to individuals and their families, applying best clinical practice and ensuring a safe environment for optimal patient outcomes. You’ll deliver exceptional person-centred care by working collaboratively with your multidisciplinary team, applying exceptional communication and customer service skills. You’ll demonstrate:


  • Minimum of 12 months’ experience in an acute mental health
  • Bachelor of nursing degree or equivalent and AHPRA registration
  • Commitment to patient safety and quality improvements
  • Desire for ongoing professional development
  • Flexibility to work full rotating roster 


What we offer:


Together with The Wesley Hospital, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and St Stephens Hospital, we are part of UnitingCare, the largest not-for-profit provider of healthcare and community services in the state, and home to over 17, 000 employees and 9, 000 volunteers.


Our mission is to improve the health of individuals and their families. We differentiate ourselves by living out our values to optimise patient care and experience through committed and inspired leadership and the dedication of our people. We believe in rewarding and recognising our people through:

  • Not-for-profit salary packaging options: allocate up to $15,900 of your pre-taxable income to everyday expenses, increasing take-home pay
  • One-on-one support from pastoral care team & employee assistance programs
  • Retail, Health Insurance and Gym Membership Discounts
  • Access to non-taxable meal & entertainment card
  • Hospital admissions discounts
  • Additional paid parental leave, education leave & additional leave purchases.
  • Free staff parking
  • Flexible work environments, including family-friendly rostering


Apply Now:


To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.


Please Note: To ensure the health and safety of our people, and the clients, residents, patients and people we serve at Uniting Care Queensland, all staff are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements, such as public health directions, and Uniting Care's vaccination policy requirements, with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations. The successful applicant must be able to meet Uniting Care's mandate of receiving all recommended doses of approved Covid-19 vaccines (including boosters) approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the provision of Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment. 


Our approach is simple –everybody is welcome here. At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their sex, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. We know that when our people feel respected and valued, we empower them to share that within the communities we serve and to provide the very best care. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.


Selection Criteria Essential: Recent experience in the acute mental health setting (Hospital environment)
Essential: Ability to work flexibly across a 24/7 roster,
Essential: Please be advised it is a requirement for all UnitingCare employees and volunteers to have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Contact Person Kathy Carfantan
Contact Number 5430 3097
Contact Email kathy.carfantan@uchealth.com.au
Closing Date 17/07/2022
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