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Clinical Nurse Consultant - Aod Emergency Dept

Western Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Alcohol & Drug Clinical Nurse Consultant – Emergency

Drug Heath Services at Western Health is seeking experienced Clinical Nurse Consultant to provide high quality clinical liaison support to the Emergency Department at Sunshine Hospital. This presents an exciting opportunity to deliver support to a rapidly growing unit, in a fast-paced work environment. The AOD CNC will provide expert advice to Emergency Department staff in identifying and engaging patients presenting with substance use issues. This position will also require engaging patients in brief interventions, motivational enhancement, assessment and linkage across the spectrum of presenting AOD needs. Identification of service gaps, with the opportunity to develop and implement quality assurance projects will also form a key part of the CNC role in this space.

The successful candidate will have: high level written and verbal communication skills; experience working in acute health settings, as well with alcohol and other drug issues; a desire to role model high level nursing skills and support other staff to attain excellence in practice

To be Successful in this Role you

  • Have a passion for working with drug and alcohol clients

  • Are driven to ensure good patient outcomes for an often marginalised patient group

  • Possess excellent engagement skills

  • Have experience working in acute health care settings

  • Have high level written and verbal communication skills

  • Have a desire to role model high level nursing skills to support other to attain excellence in practice

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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