Position Details
Reference Number 35637
Position Title Community Drug & Alcohol Nurse
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Dandenong
Position Summary
  • Rare Opportunity for an experienced Nurse to make your mark within the Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Supported Education pathways to complete post graduate studies
  • Join our supportive, friendly & inclusive team

About Monash Health & Monash Health Mental Health Program

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 17,000 people across a range of specialities.

The Monash Health Mental Health Program has a number of clinical units including three adult units (Casey, Dandenong and Clayton), an Early in Life Mental Health Service (comprising infant, child, adolescent and youth services), Psychology and Specialist Services (PsySS), Drug & Alcohol service and a Gender Dysphoria clinic.


About the role


The Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurse responds to a diverse range of clients in the community requiring pharmaceutical and/or psycho-social supportive care for non-residential Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) withdrawal or stabilisation. Working closely with the patient’s General Practitioner as well as having links with specialist consultants from both within and outside Monash Health.

Referrals may come from a variety of sources including General Practitioners, Secada, Community Residential Withdrawal Unit or from one of Monash Health’s acute hospital settings.


You will provide Intake and Assessment where required whilst providing timely non-residential withdrawal support to the client group in accordance with the SECADA Model of Care.


What you need to know:

  • Based at Dandenong, with travel required regularly which includes stand-alone home based visits within the SE Area Catchment
  • Monday – Friday (9:00am to 5:00pm) – no weekends – no night shift!
  • Feel supported with multiple resources at your fingertips including a Nurse Practitioner, Residential Withdrawal Unit teamed with additional specialties. This is a one of a kind role where you will network and engage stakeholders to further develop the service.

About you

As an experienced Registered Nurse with either a General Medicine or Mental Health background, you will have demonstrated skills in working with withdrawal Management and a Cert IV in AOD being essential. You will approach each client with a professional level of care, engaging them to normalise addiction and assist them to rebuild their lives. You understand from your previous experience that each client is unique and their experience differs from each previous client.


Your attention to detail, innovative nature and passion for Nursing will see you excel in this position. 


You will also genuinely enjoy making a difference to people’s lives, be a dynamic independent thinker and thrive on being part of a collaborative team dedicated to delivering a high standard of care.  


What’s in it for you?

  • Avenues to further develop your Leadership and Project Management skills
  • Mentorship and Career guidance
  • Rare opportunity to make this role your own – build on the already great culture of the team to drive success
  • Support to attend Conferences and Courses


In addition, as an employee of the largest public health organisation in Victoria, you will receive benefits such as Salary Packaging, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and Employee Assistance Program.


What you need

  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Minimum Certificate IV in AOD Studies
  • Focus on Patient-Centred Care 
  • Relevant working visa
  • Relevant qualifications

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace.


Any offer of employment will be confirmed on the successful outcome of a Police Check and Working with Children’s Check.  As part of our selection process, you may be invited by e-mail to participate in an on-camera video interview


We are a close knit team who value collaboration and the will to help each other. If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a fun team, then APPLY NOW!

Selection Criteria Registered Nurse holding current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?

Relevant experience demonstrating the appropriate competencies and skills

Minimum Certificate IV in AOD Studies
Contact Person
Debra Alexander Operational Manager Drug and Alcohol Services 0405180417
Alitia Vink Team Leader 97927620
Advertising Closing 22/11/2018
Position Documents
Position Description PD NRW Nurse Feb 18.doc
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