High Dependency Unit Support Nurse - Nolan House Acute Inpatient Unit

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Department: Albury Wodonga Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Albury
Reference: VG/20180102_01
Closing Date: 04-Feb-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: HDU Support Nurse Nolan House Position Description (002).pdf (PDF, 339KB)

Contact: Brian Kennedy, Operations Director
0437 046 489

Position Details

Albury Hospital  

High Dependency Unit Support Nurse

Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 1

Fixed Term Contract ending 29 June 2018


Albury Wodonga Health – Albury Hospital  requires a clinical nurse specialist to join our acute  inpatient mental health team, Nolan House. The HDU Support Nurse will utilise advanced clinical knowledge and judgement supporting mental health intensive nursing care in the high dependency unit environment.


Primary responsibilities of this role

  • Work side by side with HDU nurses to deliver planned intensive nursing care
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team reviews and processes as they relate to HDU clients and other clients identified as potentially requiring HDU care
  • Provide high level practice translation in a context that is trauma informed, gender sensitive and gender safe, and supports the 6 core principles of recovery
  • Assist with, and when required, lead the identification of clear HDU nursing objectives and evaluation of nursing outcomes
  • Through mentoring contribute to the management of the HDU milieu fostering the implementation of safety plans including live appraisal of the dynamic and changing environment.
  • Promote responsiveness, recognition of early signs of clinical deterioration, and clear indications for intentional and judicious intervention
  • Promote effective communication and engagement strategies between clients and staff, and the establishment and re-establishment of the therapeutic alliance
  • In the lead-in period to Safewards training, provide role modelling for sensory modulation utilizing selected Safewards interventions such as ‘soft words', ‘talk down', ‘positive words', and ‘calm down methods'
  • Join with the Nolan House team in the training for Safewards and participate in the unit establishment program, particularly focusing on implementation in the HDU


AWH offers full orientation and training, salary sacrifice and the opportunity to be a part of a supportive and friendly team within a growing organisation.


Candidates meeting the following mandatory criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Current  registration  with  the  Australian  Health  Professionals  Regulation  Agency  as a Registered Nurse.
  • Post graduate qualifications in mental health nursing, with at least 3 years' experience in clinical mental health nurse practice
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skill in acute mental health nursing and grounding  in the principles of recovery, trauma informed care, and gender  sensitive practice


Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM NURSES' AND MIDWIVES' (STATE) AWARD 2017


Successful applicants will be required to complete appropriate Criminal Record Screening paperwork/processes in order for AWH to meet its obligations regarding screening for serious criminal offences (within and external to Australia).  Applicants unable to commit to this screening process should not submit an application for employment.


Successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory orientation modules using the AWH e-learning system prior to commencing employment.


This is a Category A  position.  Successful applicants of Category A positions must provide evidence of vaccination prior to commencement.



AWH is unable to support applicants requiring sponsorship


More information


Please refer to the Position Description (see attachments) for more details on this position and required Selection Criteria.


Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact, Brian Kennedy Operations Director, on 0437 046 489



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AWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Apply via this website, go to 'Apply Now' (at bottom of page) to complete the Application Form. Please ensure that each Selection Criteria is addressed. Also ensure you attach a copy of your resume (including names and contact details of two professional referees). Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached; however this is limited to 5 documents of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.


NB if you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please email people.workforce@awh.org.au. Please note this address is for enquires only and applications cannot be submitted via this email.


Applications not received via the Vic Government Careers system by the closing date will not be accepted.



Closing Date: 4th February 2018

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