An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Non Residential Withdrawal Nurse to join the Integrated Care team at Central Bayside Community Health Services.  

  • Contact Name: Jane Fisicaro
  • Location: Parkdale
  • Closing Date: November 26, 2021

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Non Residential Withdrawal Nurse to join the Integrated Care team at Central Bayside Community Health Services.


About the Company

CBCHS is a for-cause, not-for-profit organisation providing a wide range of allied health, dental, child development, disability and aged care services to more than 15,000 clients every year in and around the City of Kingston. Many of our clients are differently abled, socially isolated, financially disadvantaged or exposed to other socio-economic vulnerabilities. Our head office is in Parkdale with programs and services also offered at Chelsea, Clarinda, Mentone, Cheltenham, Clayton and Edithvale.

We are a values driven organisation with a reputation for service innovation and quality. We are a flexible and inclusive employer that values and supports workforce diversity. We strongly support equal opportunity and encourage applications from all people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ community, and people with a disability.


Purpose of the Position

Non-residential Withdrawal Services are one of the treatment streams available for people requiring alcohol and other drug treatment in Victoria. The primary focus of this position is to provide health care interventions to clients undergoing Non Residential Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawal. This will be accomplished by working as a member of an Integrated Health Care Team, with a focus on providing holistic and goal directed care that promotes clients wellness and active participation in decisions about their care.

This is a Part Time / Fixed Term position to 31st January 2022, at 22.8 hours per week.







Job Benefits

As a health promoting not for profit business, we offer:

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging available
  • Easy street parking
  • Access to public transport
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive workplace culture that respects that you have a life outside of work
  • Discounted gym membership – Crunch and Pinnacle

Please refer to Benefits of Working at CBCHS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of clinical withdrawal assessment, withdrawal treatment, referral information and support to clients, either at CBCHS, consortia partner sites or the client’s home and/or by telephone.
  • To build on the intake and assessment plan to determine the clinical components of the withdrawal treatment required, engaging and involving clients and families to develop a tailored withdrawal plan.
  • Develop and foster relationships with GPs across the catchment and work closely with the Pharmacotherapy Network and other relevant agencies.
  • Provide sound nursing care practices based on evidence and supported by a comprehensive clinical experience.
  • Manage client case ratios effectively to ensure that caseloads are met.
  • Contribute to the effective functioning of the service by ensuring that accurate and appropriate documentation of client information, statistics and educational material is maintained. This includes maintaining relevant databases including Trakcare.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Division 1 Nurse – Essential
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Essential
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of AOD interventions within the context of substance reduction / cessation and recovery philosophy.
  • Experience in the provision of outreach based support in a safe and responsive manner.
  • Ability to effectively work across agencies with both consortia partners and intake providers.
  • Ability to organise and proactively self-manage workload to meet annual performance targets and service initiatives as directed by the Department of Health and CBCHS.
  • Current Victorian Driver Licence.



How to Apply

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All applications require an up to date resume and a cover letter.

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Applications close Friday 26th November 2021.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check. This role is open to Australian Residents or those who hold the right to work in Australia. 

For More Information

 Contact Jane Fisicaro (jfisicaro@cbchs.org.au) on 03 8587 0212 for a confidential discussion.

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