Mental Health
(Community & Outpatients)

Community Mental Health Responsibilities:

  • Provide assessment, management and treatment for adults
  • Treat patients between ages 18-65
  • Working within a clinical setting
  • Provide care to patients referred from GP or Mental Health Unit
  • Liase with patients, families and carers to create a treatment plan
  • Accept appointment as an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner under the terms set down by the Mental Health Act 2016

Community Mental Health Duties:

  • Provide relevant information to educate those accessing mental health services to promote independence and good health
  • Advocate for clients to ensure their rights are recognised
  • Assess the needs of mental health patients to create a plan
  • Carry out the mental health plan in a team environment to those experiencing mental health problems
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with patients and staff
  • Share relevant information with appropriate stakeholders
  • Consider a range of views and ideas from colleagues when making patient decisions
  • Maintain professional relationships with other staff and avoid conflict
  • Provide leadership to community groups and other agencies where relevant
  • Commitment to evidence based practice
  • Implement National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • Follow organisational policies, procedures and protocols
  • Participate in research, evaluation and other project work

Community Mental Health Skills and Qualifications

Full AHPRA registration

Min 2 years Acute Experience

Excellent interpersonal skills

Full immunisation records

Current national police check

2 Current Referees

The right to live and work in Australia

Extensive demonstrated nursing ability working in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or the UK