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1 SA Health Job Pack Job Title Aboriginal Nurse Practitioner / Candidate Job Number Applications Closing Date 20/5/16 Region / Division Health Service Location Classification Indicative Total Remuneration* Central Adelaide Local Health Network Mental Health Woodville RN-3 / RN-4 RN-3 $115,156 - $121,810 Full-time temporary up to 2 years RN-4 $119,676 - $126,217 Full-time permanent Criminal History Assessment Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have undergone an appropriate criminal and relevant history screening assessment/ criminal history check. Depending on the role, this may be a Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Criminal History Check and/or a South Australian Police (SAPOL) National Police Check (NPC). The following checks will be required for this role: Child Related Employment Screening - DCSI Vulnerable Person-Related Employment Screening - NPC Aged Care Sector Employment Screening - NPC General Employment Probity Check - NPC Further information is available on the SA Health careers website at - see Career Information, or by referring to the nominated contact person below. Contact Details Full name Wendy Scott Phone number address Public I1 A1

2 Guide to submitting an application Thank you for considering applying for a position within SA Health. Recruitment and Selection processes across SA Health are based on best practice and a commitment to a selection based on merit. This means treating all applications in a fair and equitable manner that aims to choose the best person for the position. A well presented, easy to read application will allow the panel to assess the information they need from your application. To give yourself the best opportunity to reach interview, the application should clearly and concisely demonstrate to the selection panel that you are suitably equipped to perform the role, and that you possess all of the stated minimum essential skills, abilities, knowledge, experience and educational qualifications (where required). The online application form to apply for this position will ask for employment history, education, qualifications and referees however to understand the position and requirements we suggest you become familiar with the attached Job and Person Specification. We request that you attach the following to your application - A covering letter of up to 2 pages introducing yourself to the selection panel and describing your skills, abilities, knowledge, qualifications and experience in relation to the position; A current Curriculum vitae/resume that includes your personal details, relevant employment history, education, training courses, qualifications and professional memberships. * Refer to for further information regarding The Indicative Total Remuneration which is inclusive of Award salary, superannuation and other monetary benefits. Information for Applicants Criminal History Assessment requirements

3 JOB AND PERSON SPECIFICATION Position Title: Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Classification Code: Registered Nurse Level 3 Division: Mental Health Directorate Type of Appointment: Branch: Western Sector o Ongoing Section: Port ICMHT Temporary Position Number:???? o Other Term Position Created: February 2016 Job & Person Specification Approval CE or delegate / / PREAMBLE: Underpinning the Department of Health Strategic Directions are the agreed values that reflect honesty, respect and integrity for every individual. These values drive how we conduct our business and how we behave. We aim to make the values live. It is important that we incorporate the values into our behaviour systems and processes. The Department has a Commitment to Workplace Values attached to Job and Person Specifications that all staff are required to uphold. (Please refer to the back of this document). Australia has one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse populations in the world. Having a diverse workforce (inclusive of bi-lingual, bi-cultural and employees who have a disability) can enhance the department s ability to negotiate with, and meet the needs of, the full range of its patients/clients and customers. Such employees also add to the diversity of the workforce, and give added opportunities to fully capitalise on difference as a valuable asset in an increasingly competitive environment. Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Page 3 of 19 Draft

4 JOB SPECIFICATION 1. Summary of the broad purpose of the position in relation to the organisation's goals: Employees classified at this level provide clinical nursing/midwifery expertise for specified individual patients/ clients and/or groups and/or patient/ client populations, and may work in a variety of clinical settings. Work at this level is undertaken by employees with a least 3 years post registration experience. Employees in this role accept accountability for the outcomes of nursing/midwifery practices for the specific client group and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy. Various practice models may be used to enact this role, including but not limited to: - Primarily providing direct expert nursing/midwifery care for an individual or group of patients/ clients; - Providing clinical leadership to nurses/midwives; - Coordination and leadership of projects and/or programs that contribute clinical expertise to improve patient/ client service outcomes. [NB In applying this generic statement, health services should make clear which of these models is adopted for the specific role affected] 2. Reporting/Working Relationships (to whom the person reports, staff for whom the person is responsible and other significant connections and working relationships within the organisation). The Nurse/Midwife Clinical Practice Consultant: Reports to Nursing/Midwifery Director (Level 5) (or to the relevant position in your local health unit/service) Maintains close collaborative working relationships with all level 3 and level 4 Nurses/ Midwives. Maintains cooperative and productive working relationships within all members of the health care team Supports and works collaboratively with less experienced members of the nursing/ midwifery team 3. Special Conditions. (such as non-metropolitan location, travel requirements, etc) The appointee may be subject to a Criminal History Check prior to confirmation of appointment. The incumbent may be required to enter into an annual performance agreement for the achievement of (specific or service or program) outcomes. 4. Statement of Key Outcomes and Activities (group into major areas of responsibility/activity and list in descending order of importance - continue on next page) Statement of Key Responsibilities/Duties. 4.1 Ensures high quality patient/ client care in the area of clinical Specialty aimed at improving patient/ client health outcomes; Integrate contemporary information and evidence with personal experience to support the decision making, innovative thinking and objective analysis that is expected at this level; Statement of Key outcomes and Activities (Continued) Lead nursing/midwifery clinical practice within the professional practice framework established by the Director of Nursing/Midwifery, and contribute specific expertise to

5 nursing/midwifery practice through clinical protocols and standards development; and promulgation; Apply and share expert clinical knowledge to improve patient/ client care outcomes; Provide expert clinical nursing/midwifery care and interventions and/or individual case management to a defined population of patients/ clients; Be required in a multidisciplinary primary health care setting to apply nursing/midwifery expertise to assess clients, select and implement different therapeutic interventions and/or support programs and evaluate patient/ client progress; Contribute expert nursing/midwifery assessment and advice to local clinical teams to achieve integrated nursing/midwifery care within a risk management framework; 4.2 Contributes to clinical leadership and support for the specific area of clinical specialty by: Lead nursing/midwifery clinical practice within the professional practice framework established by the Director of Nursing/Midwifery and/or lead a multidisciplinary team; Maintain productive working relationships and managing conflict resolution; Contribute specific expertise to monitoring and evaluative research activities in order to improve nursing/midwifery practice and service delivery. Undertake the nursing/midwifery care role with a significant degree of independent clinical decision making in the area of personal expertise; Contribute to the development and sustainability of nursing/midwifery skills for the needs of the specific population group using systems of resource and standards promulgation; 4.3 Contributes to the achievement of professional expertise through personal professional development/continuing education and teaching: Contribute clinical expertise to learning environments, which may include individual/team capability development and/or post registration clinical teaching; Hold a contemporary professional practice portfolio containing evidence of postgraduate qualifications, learning and practice experience that underpin a demonstrable application of knowledge and skills commensurate with the level and type of practice expected of the role. 4.4 Health Unit to insert any local generic statements related to but not confined to Requirements for participation in Counter Disaster activities Requirements related to Equal Opportunities and Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Approved by Line Manager: / / Acknowledged by Occupant: / / Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Page 5 of 19 Draft

6 PERSON SPECIFICATION ESSENTIAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (Those characteristics considered absolutely necessary) PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that a Maximum of 15 criteria only (in total) be included in this section (ie the number of Essential and Desirable criteria combined should not exceed 15). Educational/Vocational Qualifications (include only those listed in Commissioner s Standard 2, Attachment C as an essential qualification for the specified classification group) (Choose applicable statement as outlined below) Registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate. Registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse/Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate. Registered or eligible for registration as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate. Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills: (related to the job description and expressed in a way which allows objective assessment): Effective leadership skills including highly developed skills in communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. Ability to prioritise workload and meet set timelines. Demonstrated ability to foster a workplace environment that develops staff potential. Proven ability for flexibility, innovation and creativity with in the whole of service setting. Demonstrated ability in the facilitation of change management. Experience Registered Nurse and or Midwife with at least 3 years post registration experience. Demonstrated competence in the relevant area of nursing and or midwifery practice in accordance with the relevant standards. Experience in the supervision of students, enrolled nurses and less experienced registered nurses and or midwives. Knowledge Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, industrial agreements, standards, codes, ethics and competency standards Knowledge of Quality Improvement Systems as applied to a healthcare setting. Knowledge of contemporary professional nursing and or midwifery and health care issues.

7 DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS (To distinguish between applicants who have met all essential requirements) Educational/Vocational Qualifications ((include only those listed in Commissioner s Standard 2, Attachment C, as an essential qualification for the specified classification group) Qualifications relevant to practice setting. Tertiary qualifications in nursing and or midwifery or human services related discipline. Qualifications in and/or experience in a Mental Health practice. Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills: (related to the job description and expressed in a way which allows objective assessment): Identifies themselves and is recognised by their community as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait background Ability to work within a team framework that fosters an environment that develops staff potential. Skills in using computers and software relevant to the area of practice. Ability to analyse complex data. Ability to undertake presentations to community and professional groups. Experience Experience with quality improvement activities. Experience in evaluating the results of nursing and or Midwifery research and integrating, where relevant, the results into nursing and or midwifery practice. Experience in management and leadership roles Knowledge Knowledge of the South Australian Public Health System. Other Details: Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Page 7 of 19 Draft

8 COMMITMENT TO WORKPLACE VALUES The Department of Health values have an influence on the people we employ Every organisation has values that govern the way people are treated and the way decisions are made. The Department s Strategic Plan identifies the values that guide our behaviours. These behaviours apply to all employees and govern the way people in the organisation are treated, the way decisions are made and how we provide our services. These values are used in day to day communication and interaction between all employees and are linked to the whole of government Code of Conduct, Performance Development, Job and Person Specifications and Department of Health Employment Conditions. Department of Health Organisational Values are: Honesty We show honesty by speaking truthfully, within the boundaries of confidentiality. This is shown in our dealings within the Department and with our consumers and partners by: saying what we mean and meaning what we say, keeping our promises, telling the truth tactfully, providing honest feedback and answers and admitting to mistakes. Respect We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity and use culturally appropriate ways of communicating. This is shown in our dealings within the Department and with our consumers and partners by: treating everyone fairly, communicating so people can understand, listening to others, and seeking and providing feedback. Integrity We show integrity by honouring our values and the rules of our department, government and nation. This is shown in our dealings within the department and with our consumers and partners by: doing the right thing, abiding by the values, standing up for what we believe in, and taking responsibility for our mistakes. ***************** I have the ability and commitment to behave consistently with the stated values of the Department of Health. / / Signature Please complete and return attached to your application to the nominated person The right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time

9 Title Position: Aboriginal Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Organisation: Central Adelaide Local Health Network Classification Code: RN Level 4 Directorate: Mental Health Directorate Discipline Code: Section: Western Community Type of Appointment: Position Number: o Ongoing Position Created: o Temporary o Other Term Job & Person Specification Approval All excluding senior positions: Approved by CE or delegate 28/9/2012 A Scarborough, Director of Nursing Mental Health PREAMBLE Underpinning the Department of Health and Ageing Strategic Directions are the agreed values that reflect honesty, respect and integrity for every individual. These values drive how we conduct our business and how we behave. We aim to make the values live. It is important that we incorporate the values into our behaviour systems and processes. The Department has a Commitment to Workplace Values attached to Job and Person Specifications that all staff are required to uphold. (Please refer to the back of this document). Australia has one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse populations in the world. Having a diverse workforce (inclusive of bi-lingual, bi-cultural and employees who have a disability) can enhance the department s ability to negotiate with, and meet the needs of, the full range of its clients and customers. Such employees also add to the diversity of the workforce, and give added opportunities to fully capitalise on difference as a valuable asset in an increasingly competitive environment. Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Page 9 of 19 Draft

10 JOB SPECIFICATION Summary of the broad purpose of the position in relation to the organisation's goals Within the framework of the National Mental Health Policy and the Standards for Mental Health Services and in a manner consistent with the stated Vision and Values of SA Health, the Nurse Practitioner is accountable for their own practice standards, activities delegated to others and the guidance and development of less experienced staff. In the course of fulfilling the role of Nurse Practitioner, Level 4, Nurses at this level, provide direct expert nursing care for specified individual consumers and/or groups and/or consumer populations. Level 4 clinicians may practice beyond the usual extent of nursing scope of practice and are autonomous clinical decision makers, working independently and collaboratively in the health care system. Employees in this role accept accountability for their nursing practice; professional advice given, delegations of care made and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy. The Aboriginal Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will work autonomously and collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team in CALHN; MHD as well as General Practitioners, General Health Services, Drug and Alcohol Services SA, Aboriginal Health Services, Services and Non-Government Organisations as relevant. The Aboriginal Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will build relationships with and refer to and receive referrals from clinics attached to Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Services, Services within the MHD and the general hospital for consumers within CALHN. The Aboriginal NP will engage with consumers, families, significant others including initiating, interpreting and responding to diagnostic tests and/or screening of sexual health, substance misuse and physical health issues. The Aboriginal Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will develop a statewide / national profile in relation to research, publication and education in their specialty area of practice. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible as a leader, advisor and mentor for other senior nurses practicing in the field of mental health. 1. Reporting/Working Relationships (To whom the person reports, staff for whom the person is responsible, and other significant connections and working relationships within the organisation) Responsible to o The Director of Nursing (Level 6) through the Clinical Practice Nursing Director (Level 5) for professional accountability. o The General Manager through the Service Manager for functional accountability. o The Clinical Director for clinical functions. Responsible for: o Developing and maintaining collegial relationships between Nursing, Medical and Allied Health Staff. o Maintaining cooperative and productive working relationships with all members of the health care team. o Supporting and working collaboratively with less experienced members of the nursing team. o Continuing development and maintenance of own clinical competence. o Personally accountable and responsible for safe, effective, nursing practice. o Consulting and collaborating with other health care professionals both within the health service and the community to ensure optimal consumer care. o Developing and maintaining partnerships with relevant community groups.

11 2. Special Conditions (Such as non-metropolitan location, travel requirements, frequent overtime, etc.) Some out of hours work may be required. Some intra and interstate travel may be required. Must have current South Australian driver s licence and willingness to drive a government plated vehicle. Required to travel between locations and work within a consumer s own environment within the metropolitan region. Participation in a Performance Development and review program. Participation in continuous quality improvement. Engagement and participation in clinical supervision and reflection on practice. Participation in an on call roster may be required. Support values consistent with the aims of SA Health, including honesty, respect and integrity. May be subject to a Criminal History Check prior to confirmation of appointment. Responsible and accountable for taking reasonable care to protect own health, safety and welfare and avoiding adversely affecting the health and safety of any other person at work through any act or omission by complying with occupational health, safety and welfare (OHS) policies and procedures. 3 Statement of Key Outcomes and Associated Activities (Group into major areas of responsibility/activity and list in descending order of importance) 3.1 Ensures optimal patient / client care / family and communities outcomes by Performing a comprehensive health assessment including history and physical examination and using analysis of data from multiple sources. Working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to refer and to receive referrals for consumers in the identified group/s. Initiating, managing care and evaluating with the patient / client / family within scope of practice including providing effective pharmacological, complementary or counselling interventions. Practicing autonomously and recognising and consulting with or referral to a medical practitioner or other health care professional when the client s condition requires care beyond the Nurse Practitioner s scope of practice. Undertaking the mental health nursing care role with a significant degree of independent clinical decision making in the area of personal expertise. Integrating contemporary information and evidence with personal experience to support the decision making, innovative thinking and objective analysis that are expected at this level. Applying and sharing expert clinical knowledge to improve patient/client care. Initiating and interpreting diagnostic pathology and/or radiology when part of scope of practice. Utilising advanced clinical judgement in response to the assessment of risk of harm to self and/or others to work with the Aboriginal consumer and their families/carers to formulate a safety plan. Interpreting MSE outcome, developing treatment plan and referring as appropriate. Collating presenting issues as narrated by the person, family/carers Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Page 11 of 19 Draft

12 Initiating further assessments and /or screenings dependant on urgency and the persons current mental health status. Interpreting physical health status and implementing referrals to appropriate services Initiating and interpreting pathology screening tests. Documenting baseline measurements required for continuation of Metabolic Monitoring. Establishing regular Metabolic Monitoring screening as per Metabolic Monitoring Guideline. Initiating appropriate pathology testing, CT Scan and ECG in accordance with the identified timeframes within the Metabolic Monitoring Guideline. Interpreting initial and ongoing assessments to monitor and demonstrate recovery. Discussing assessment outcomes with the Consumer and their family /carer. Utilising outcome measures to formulate and review client s Care Plan with the consumer and their family/carer Managing own case load and / or co-working with Care Coordinators, as relevant to individual consumer s / carers circumstances 3.2 Contribute to effective research and quality improvement activities to improve clinical service by: Participating in the planning and development of the future role of Nurse Practitioners within the health care system. Contributing specific expertise to monitoring and evaluative research activities in order to improve mental health nursing practice and service delivery Identifying and achieving or exceeding international best practice. Critically appraising care practices and appropriately implementing quality improvement strategies. Critically appraising and applying current policy, legislation and relevant research into clinical practice. Applying principles of epidemiology and demography to clinical practice. Collaborating with community services to develop best practice standards to facilitate optimal discharge planning and continuity of care. Contributing to redesign of care and treatment practices. Monitoring processes and outcomes of care. Participating in or facilitating policy development and research programs within the organization designed to improve patient or client care. Collaborating with colleagues / family / community to determine priorities for research within the Unit / community. Participating on committees at state, national and potentially international level that recommend policies, procedures and standards specific to specialty area. Acting as a consultant to the state or national health system in area of expertise Promoting and encouraging staff participation in quality and clinical risk management. Participating in the on-going evaluation of quality management plan. Obtaining and evaluating consumer feedback. Undertakes own research and publication in field of practice. 3.3 Contributes to own and others professional development by: Holding a contemporary professional practice portfolio containing evidence of postgraduate qualifications and learning and practice experiences that underpin a demonstrable application of knowledge and skills commensurate with the level of autonomy, decision making authority and influence of recommendations expected of the role.

13 Contributing to clinical supervision and/or practice development. Presenting at conferences and undertaking post graduate teaching and assessment and/or publishing in refereed professional journals. Acting as a formal mentor, advisor for other staff s professional development. Participating in and facilitating continuing education by applying adult learning principles when providing health education to individuals / groups / community. Ensuring evidenced based practice is maintained and enhanced through personal professional development activities and participation in relevant research studies. Complying with the nursing profession's code of ethics, professional competencies and relevant legislation. Acting to rectify unsafe work practices or unprofessional conduct. Practicing within own abilities and qualifications. Providing effective leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Maintaining own professional development, continuing education and maintenance of professional knowledge and skills relevant to area of practice. Complying with standards relevant to Nurse Practitioners role. Promoting the role, responsibilities/ accountability inherent in autonomous practice of the Nurse Practitioner within the nursing profession and with other health care professionals. Contributing clinical expertise to learning environments, which may include individual/team capability development and/or post registration clinical teaching Contributing to the development and sustainability of mental health nursing skills for the needs of the specific population group using systems of resource and standards promulgation. Promoting effective communication and interpersonal skills. 3.4 Ensure the cost effective management of relevant financial and material resources by: Implementing appropriate cost containment strategies. Maintaining periodical review of practice in relation to cost effectiveness, taking into account all aspects of practice. Providing timely and accurate reports. 3.5 Contributes to community development and planning by: Synthesising information from individual clients / family / local community to identify broader implications for health within the community. Using community assessment data and knowledge of the determinants of health to identify community needs and resources when developing and implementing age and culturally respectful community development programs. Implementing interventions to community development and program planning, with a focus upon mental health promotion, illness prevention and early intervention. 3.6 Ensure services are delivered in a culturally sensitive manner by: Promoting access and equity of services for Aboriginal people particularly from non-english speaking backgrounds. Providing services that are culturally sensitive to the needs of people and enable them to make decisions concerning their mental health. 3.7 Contribute toward the provision of a healthy, safe and equitable working environment by adhering to the principles and standards of Equal Employment Opportunity Legislation, which: Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Page 13 of 19 Draft

14 Ensures employees are recruited, selected, trained, transferred and promoted solely on the basis of merit without regard to age, marital status, physical disability, intellectual impairment, pregnancy, race, sex or sexuality. Ensures all employees in the workplace are treated in a fair and equitable manner. Identifies and eliminates discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace. Maintains productive working relationships and managing conflict resolution. 3.8 Ensure that staff and other persons in their work area are safe from risks to health and safety by: Maintaining productive working relationships and managing conflict resolution Carrying out responsibilities as detailed in organisational occupational health, safety and injury management (OHS&IM) policies and procedures; Implementing and monitoring relevant OHS&IM policies and procedures within their work area; Identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing, monitoring and maintaining hazard control measures in consultation with staff and relevant committees; Participating in OHS&IM planning; Providing staff with the necessary information, instruction, training and supervision to effectively and safely carry out their work; Maintaining relevant OHS&IM documentation; and Consulting with health and safety representatives, committees and staff on changes to the workplace, which have the potential to impact on health and safety. 3.9 Freedom of Information Comply with the Principles of the Code of Fair Practice, adopted by the Department of Health, which regulate the collection, use, disclosure, storage and transfer of all patient, staff and/or hospital operations information. Acknowledged by Occupant....../.../...

15 PERSON SPECIFICATION ESSENTIAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (Those characteristics considered absolutely necessary.) Educational/Vocational Qualifications (include only those listed in the Health Services HR Manual, as an essential qualification for the specified classification group) Registered as a Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia and holds a current practising certificate. Endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia. Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills (Related to the job description, and expressed in a way which allows objective assessment. Demonstrated ability to work as an autonomous practitioner. Demonstrated ability in the facilitation of change management. Demonstrated counselling and advanced clinical skills. Demonstrated ability to participate/initiate and or facilitate high quality research. Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills. Demonstrated ability to be self motivated, resourceful, imaginative and innovative. Demonstrated ability to identify problems and develop and implement strategies for resolution. Effective communication, written and verbal and interpersonal skills including conflict resolution skills. Demonstrated ability to present at seminars, workshops and conferences and professional publications. Experience (Including community experience) Registered Nurse/Midwife with at least 3 years post registration experience Demonstrated advanced level of nursing practice in the care and management of physical health needs of people Experience in effectively leading team approaches to system development and quality management activities. Experience in the development, implementation and analysis of clinical services. Knowledge Knowledge and understanding of the Nurse Practitioner s role. Knowledge of contemporary nursing issues. Clinical knowledge commensurate with role. Knowledge of research and the ability to generate new nursing knowledge through own research as well as the ability to analyse and interpret existing data. Comprehensive understanding of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) National Competencies for the Registered and Enrolled Nurse in Recommended Domains. Knowledge and understanding of the ANMC Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses in Australia and the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment Code of Ethics for the South Australian Public Sector. Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Page 15 of 19 Draft

16 Knowledge and understanding of legislative responsibilities for OHS&W, Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation and Equal Opportunity. Knowledge of contemporary mental health nursing and health care issues. Demonstrating a sound knowledge of Quality Management principles and actively participating in Quality Management projects. Knowledge and understanding of the National Standards for Mental Health Services. Knowledge and understanding of the National Mental Health Policy and the SA Mental Health Reform Agenda. Awareness of community resources, formal and informal, relevant to people experiencing mental illness and/or psychiatric and other disabilities. Specialist knowledge of the risks of metabolic syndrome in mental health consumers. Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, principles and codes of practice including, but not limited to: o Mental Health Act. o Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act o Guardianship and Administration Act. o Occupational Health Welfare and Safety Act. o Equal Opportunity Act. o Disability Discrimination Act. o Health Care Act. o Freedom of Information Act. o Code of Fair Information Practice. o Fire Arms Act o Coroners Act Knowledge of Equal Opportunities, cultural diversity and Occupational, Health and Safety policies in the Government.

17 DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS (To distinguish between applicants who have met all essential requirements). Personal Abilities/Aptitude/Skills Experience Skills in using computers and software relevant to the area of practice. Ability to analyse complex data. National / International profile in relation to research and publication. Experience Experience with quality improvement activities. Experience in evaluating the results of nursing research and integrating, where relevant, the results into nursing practice. Knowledge Knowledge of the South Australian public health system. Knowledge of contemporary professional nursing issues. Breadth and depth of knowledge base is sufficient to enable person to act in RN5 role as required. Educational/Vocational Qualifications (Considered to be useful in carrying out the responsibilities of the position). Tertiary qualifications in nursing or human services related discipline. Post Graduate qualification relevant to the practice setting. Other Details Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Page 17 of 19 Draft

18 COMMITMENT TO WORKPLACE VALUES The Department of Health and Ageing values have an influence on the people we employ Every organisation has values that govern the way people are treated and the way decisions are made. The Department s Strategic Plan identifies the values that guide our behaviours. These behaviours apply to all employees and govern the way people in the organisation are treated, the way decisions are made and how we provide our services. These values are used in day to day communication and interaction between all employees and are linked to the whole of government Code of Conduct, Performance Development, Job and Person Specifications and Department of Health and Ageing Employment Conditions. Department of Health and Ageing Organisational Values are: Honesty We show honesty by speaking truthfully, within the boundaries of confidentiality. This is shown in our dealings within the Department and with our consumers and partners by: saying what we mean and meaning what we say, keeping our promises, telling the truth tactfully, providing honest feedback and answers and admitting to mistakes. Respect We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity and use culturally appropriate ways of communicating. This is shown in our dealings within the Department and with our consumers and partners by: treating everyone fairly, communicating so people can understand, listening to others, and seeking and providing feedback. Integrity We show integrity by honouring our values and the rules of our department, government and nation. This is shown in our dealings within the department and with our consumers and partners by: doing the right thing, abiding by the values, standing up for what we believe in, and taking responsibility for our mistakes. ***************** I have the ability and commitment to behave consistently with the stated values of the Department of Health and Ageing. / / Signature Please complete and return attached to your application to the nominated person The right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time

19 Aboriginal MH Nurse Practitioner Candidate Page 19 of 19 Draft

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