Registered Nurse (Mental Health Care)

  • Dynamic leadership opportunity to drive improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community
  • Part-time on-going position based in Adelaide

About Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Nunkuwarrin Yunti, the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families in the greater metropolitan areas of Adelaide and regional areas to advance their social, cultural and economic status. The Organisation places a strong focus on a client centered approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

About the Program

The Primary Care – Mental Health Care Services (PMHCS) Program is funded by the Adelaide Primary Health Network. This Program utilises comprehensive needs assessment, service mapping and evidence-based mental health plans to implement a flexible system with effective interventions in the way services and programs are delivered across the lifespan and across the range of mental health disorders.

Primary Care Services provides comprehensive primary health care to the Aboriginal community. The multi-disciplinary team consists of Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners, a Clinical Services Officer, Nurses and General Practitioners and General Practice Registrars. Services are augmented by the Oral Health (Dental) Program and a range of visiting medical specialists and allied health professionals. The PCS team liaises and works closely with the New Directions Mothers and Babies program, the Social and Emotional Wellbeing program and the Community Health Promotion and Education program to ensure a high standard of integrated and coordinated client care.

About the Opportunity

The broad function of the position, under limited direction, is to:

  • Provide program coordination of mental health service delivery within Primary Care Services
  • Provide evidence-based client care and services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are living with severe, chronic mental health conditions, and support their families and carers
  • Work collaboratively to engage, improve and maintain links with GPs and psychiatrists, and other service providers, including allied health professionals, and liaise with external agencies to deliver best practice psycho-social services
  • Use available information systems and best practice evidence to inform program planning and clinical decision-making, and to evaluate outcomes
  • Operate within a professional practice framework appropriate to the position and role

To be considered for the role, you are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Registered Nurse, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, with at least three years post registration experience
  • Qualifications and experience in mental health nursing
  • Extensive experience working in an Aboriginal primary health care setting and an understanding of how a range of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may impact their health

To Apply

Please note: A current SA Driver’s Licence and the ability to drive in the course of work activities is a requirement of this role. Employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check.

PleaseĀ click here to view a full position description.

Please forward your CV, a Cover Letter and Application Form (click here). Candidates who do not complete and submit the Application Form, Cover Letter and CV will not be considered further for this position.

We encourage and thank all applicants for their time, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Should you have any queries or for further information please contact HR via

Due to the nature of this role, applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note applications close by COB 31 January 2020.