Position Details

Reference Number 181441
Position Title Alcohol and Other Drugs Consultation Liaison Nurse
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 48
Position Summary
  • Permanent Part time role – 48 hours per fortnight
  • Work with the largest health care provider in the region
  • Opportunity for professional development

About the facility

The Hospital Acute Intervention Service team is a 7 day a week, 24 hour service with three shifts. The team is a tertiary level, multidisciplinary mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment team.

The Emergency Mental Health team’s aim is to provide timely and effective mental health and drugs and alcohol assessments for all consumers and their families who present to the emergency department with acute mental health/drug and alcohol presentations and crisis. This service may be delivered as part of the MHAOD Hub, or within the Emergency Department more broadly. Clinicians also provide mental health assessment and treatment alongside Victoria Police (PACER) in the community

About the role

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Consultation Liaison (AOD CL) nurse provides care and linkages for people in Barwon Health bed -based (generalist) settings who are experiencing concerns related to their substance use. The AOD CL nurse aims to

  • Improve outcomes by working directly with patients and indirectly through increasing the capacity of staff to recognise and attend to the needs of patients with concerns related to their substance use in these settings.
  • Works with patients and their relatives providing expert assessment and intervention; providing guidance, education and support to generalist staff caring for the patient and collaborating with them in developing a plan of care;
  • Acts as a positive role model, working with the organisation as a resource on substance use related projects, education and policy development; and acting as a link between generalist and alcohol and other drug services (public and private, hospital and community).

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wadawurrung name for the region; Djillong, (Geelong) and means “Tongue of Land”.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au  noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, including a Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or Addiction Studies
Essential: Registration with AHPRA
Essential: Significant experience in Alcohol and Other Drugs assessment and treatment
Essential: Sound working knowledge and a demonstrated capacity to implement: Recovery Principles, Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Principles, Harm Reduction Principles and Family Inclusive Practice Principles
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Rameen John Razmara 
Contact Person Job Title Manager Clincal Lead - Emergency Mental Health 
Contact Number 0402 133 281 
Closing Date 02/10/2023
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.