Position Details
Reference Number 19127
Position Title Clinical Nurse, Intake and Triage - Mental Health
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
Enterprise Agreement NURSE - Nurses Enterprise Agreement - Registered Nurse - Level 2
Position Summary

Buderim Private Hospital is inviting applications for a skilled Clinical Nurse to oversee the intake and triage of patients to our Mental Health unit. 


Remuneration Value: $47.53 - $50.92 p/h (FTE $93, 919 - $100,618) + Super + NFP Salary Packaging + Shift Penalties + Allowances + Free Parking


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.


Your role:

A key role within Cooinda Mental Health Service, you’ll be responsible for managing effective intake, referral and assessment processes that supports timely and appropriate access to Cooinda Mental Health Service. Additionally, you’ll support Cooinda clinicians in the coordination of complex discharges to ensure successful discharges are achieved.


Working under the direction of our Clinical Nurse Manager, you’ll liaise with credentialed Psychiatrists to effectively triage and assess referrals to Cooinda Mental Health Service including external referring health providers such as GP’s, Psychiatrists and Psychologists. You’ll also work with the Director of Psychiatry and Clinical Nurse Manager to ensure that robust, responsive and recovery-oriented admission pathways are in place and adhered to.


About you:

With highly-developed communication and problem-solving skills, you’ll demonstrate a thorough and empathetic approach to patient management, providing exceptional person-centred care to patients and their loved ones. You’ll be confident dealing with external practitioners, providing a high-level of customer service when coordinating referrals. With an ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll demonstrate:


  • Relevant and current registration with AHPRA
  • A minimum 5 years recent experience in a post-registration Mental Health environment
  • Evidence of the ability to undertake comprehensive, detailed mental health assessments
  • A recovery and patient oriented approach to providing mental health care
  • An ability to work with a range of people and organisations including GP’s, carers, consumers, NGO’s and Public Health departments.
  • Sound understanding of appropriate referral networks

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 UnitingCare Queensland, individuals are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements, such as public health directions, and UnitingCare's vaccination requirements policy, with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations.


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: At least three years recent experience in the acute mental health setting
Essential: Ability to undertake comprehensive, detailed metal health assessments
Essential: Highly evolved problem solving skills
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 03/06/2022
Position Description
PD CN Intake Triage Discharge Oct.doc Open
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