Position Details

Reference Number 44173
Position Title Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Clinical Nurse Consultant
Employment Type Part Time Ongoing, Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Emergency Department
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary
  • Exciting opportunity to take on a new role in ED
  • Full and Part Time positions available across 7 day roster
  • Monash Medical Centre, Clayton

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org 

About the ED Mental Health & AOD Response at Monash Health

The MMC Emergency Department is introducing a new inter professional team which brings together clinicians from mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) and the ED to provide specialised and integrated care to patients presenting to the ED with high acuity mental health and AOD issues, and complex psychosocial needs. This service is called the Mental Health and AOD Response (Engage Team) and is located in the emergency department. The team will provide a seven day a week service.

About The Role

The CNC role presents a fantastic opportunity to join a new team in the ED implementing a new model of care. The Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Clinical Nurse Consultant position aims to enhance the quality of care for people presenting to the Clayton Emergency Department with AOD/Dual Diagnosis issues through clinical leadership, collaboration, consultation and support of ED clinicians.

The role will provide specialist AOD assessment, interventions and short term assertive outreach support to individuals who have presented to the Clayton ED and been identified as a patient with substance related disorder/s. The AOD nurse will assist in facilitating safe and timely discharge from the ED and develop referral pathways and linkages to harm reduction, AOD treatment and/or AOD intervention services, in line with best practice and harm reduction principles. The AOD CNC works in partnership and collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary ED Response team, mental health program, AOD services, allied health and lived experience workforce. 

  • Provide high level leadership, clinical advice and advocacy for patients presenting in crisis with AOD or Dual Diagnosis needs
  • Perform Emergency Department and community based AOD screening, assessments, therapeutic interventions and collaborative care planning
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with multiple stakeholders (including carers, family, multidisciplinary team and community agencies) to develop partnerships and referral pathways

About You

You are an experienced nurse who holds a postgraduate qualification in Alcohol & Other Drug studies (or working towards) and are registered with AHPRA. You are able to demonstrate advanced AOD clinical assessment skills and have experience working in acute health settings and/or the emergency department. You possess excellent communication skills and have proven leadership qualities. You have a passion for improving the experience of care for people in crisis and delivering services that respect the individual's rights, preserves their dignity, and promotes recovery and inclusion. You are also an advocate of Monash Health's Strategic Guiding Principles.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • reference checks
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Apply Now to join the ED Mental Health & AOD Response at Monash Health!

Contact Person
Nicole Edwards CNC/ Engage Team Coordinator 0417103142
Jo Morey Director Clinical Operations 0466164912
Advertising Closing 07/12/2020
Position Documents
PD Update CNC AB Position Description (1).pdf
Attachment AOD CNC PD Attachment.pdf
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