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Alcohol Drug Services Canberra ACT ACT Public Service Justice and Community Safety Directorate Canberra ACT

Alcohol Drug Services Canberra ACT

Alcohol Drug Services Canberra ACT
Closes: 18 January 2021

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2

Salary: $94,409 - $100,061 plus superannuation

Position No: 28464 - 01TO0

Directorate: Community Services

Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 January 2021

Contact Officer: Sally Billington on

[email protected]


(02) 5124 7966

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community?based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers... a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the Work Area and PositionMental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery and maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including people’s home. These services include:
Rehabilitation and Speciality Services
Adult Community Mental Health Services
Adult Acute Mental Health Services
Alcohol and Drug Services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Justice Health Services

The Alcohol and Drug Services is a part of the division of Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS), which is contemporary, evidence, based service providing high quality Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) guided by the principles of harm minimisation. The ADS incorporates six areas including the Opioid Treatment Services, Medical Services, Consultation and Liaison Service, 10 bed Inpatient Withdrawal Service, Police and Court Drug Diversion Service and Counselling and Treatment Services.Alcohol and Drug Services provides information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support for ACT residents struggling with substance use issues. We offer services for individuals, their family and friends, general practitioners, other health professionals, and business and community groups.Under supervision of the Team Leader, the Registered Nurse role at this level is responsible for the provision of provide sound clinical services and interventions to clients of Alcohol and Drug Services. This includes participation in quality management and improvement initiatives to promote optimal service delivery, and the maintenance of professional competencies The Registered Nurse position is supported by a cohesive and multi-disciplinary team.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
12 months recent nursing experience in an Alcohol and Drug facility, and Sound understanding of Alcohol and Other Drugs.


Holds or is working towards qualifications either at a certificate or postgraduate level.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
Current driver’s licence.

Note:This is a temporary position available for six months. This position(s) maybe required to work across multiple sites, participate in overtime, and/or rotation roster.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”


This is a temporary position available for six months.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Canberra ACT Australia (+1 other)
Alcohol Drug Services Canberra ACT ACT Public Service Justice and Community Safety Directorate Canberra ACT
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