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Physical Health Nurse - headspace

  • 499501
  • Youth and Families - Nurse
  • Part time closed period contract

headspace Penrith and Mount Druitt, run by Uniting, aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention.

  • Registered Nurse - Community Nurse - 5 d/wk Monday to Friday
  • Join a multi-disciplinary team in community mental health
  • Attractive salary + Generous salary packaging benefits    

Role Overview:

This role will be responsible for leading a Capacity Boost Project to help young people accessing headspace services receive timely physical healthcare.  The position will lead the formation of a physical health clinic at both headspace Penrith and Mt Druitt while also secure pathways of care between each headspace centre and GPs in the community.

As the Physical Health Nurse, your role specifically will include but not limited to:

  • Provide comprehensive primary healthcare by leading, engaging and collaborating with headspace teams, young people and other stakeholders relevant to the care of young people accessing headspace services
  • Provide timely access to physical healthcare services, for clients of headspace Penrith and Mt Druitt including direct services such as – routine health screening, physical health assessments, increasing health literacy, chronic health care planning in conjunction with GPs,  etc.
  • Provide advice regarding establishment of an on-site Physical Health Clinic with GP and PN services

Essential Criteria:

You must hold current and unrestricted AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse. You must also hold a valid NSW driver’s license.
Typically this role will require 3 or more years’ experience in your field of expertise. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organised, systematic, thorough, accurate and disciplined. You will be continuing to develop in your area of expertise and be expected to provide innovative ideas to solve problems in your discipline. It is expected that you will possess good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required.
• Minimum of 1 year experience working with or alongside GP clinics
• Minimum of 1 year experience working with young people (aged 12-25)
• Experience creating physical health resources and/or participation in physical health promotion projects

Even better:
• Experience working with discrete communities such as young people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, CALD background and LBGTQIA+
• Experience working in the Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains communities

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.

Benefits & culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

  • Salary packaging entitlements
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career development opportunities

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera at or 0438 206 164 .  Reference 499501


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