Clinical Nurse Educator - Mental Health

Clinical Nurse Educator - Mental Health

Job Title: Clinical Nurse Educator - Mental Health
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Salary: AU$97000 - AU$100000 per annum + plus super & benefits
Reference: BBBH841_1600309236
Contact Name: Alex Palamara
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 17, 2020 14:42

Job Description

About the Organisation

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) is a government funded health organisation that extending extends from Port Macquarie in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north. It has a workforce of 4,500 across seven hospital sites and 10 Community Health Centres, and a budget of approximately $620 million.

About the Opportunity

The District is seeking a Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) to join their team and provide clinical education to the nursing staff of the District's Mental Health network and ensure continued outstanding patient care. Working within the District's tight-knit education team, the CNE will partner closely with key stakeholders including fellow clinical staff and managers to lead and champion the continued professional development of mental health staff across the District. This will include overseeing education programs from assessment, through planning and implementation to evaluation.

This role will primarily be based at Port Macquarie Base Hospital Ward 1A, a 12-bed Mental Health Inpatient Ward, however the successful candidate will be required to support work across the broader Hastings Macleay Clinical Network.

Reporting to a District Nurse Educator and Nurse Unit Manager, the Clinical Nurse Educator will;

  • Deliver and evaluate clinical education programs to groups and individuals to contribute to the development of the MNCLHD nursing/midwifery workforce
  • Promote a culture of learning and development
  • Provide day to day and one on one clinical education along with in-services to meet team and individual learning and development needs
  • Support new staff during their transition into the nursing/midwifery workforce
  • Participate in the development and review of procedures and guidelines to provide education advice and expertise
  • Practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's professional standards, NSW Health Code of Conduct and CORE values

About You

The successful candidate will have current registration with AHPRA as a nurse and previous experience in clinical teaching and education in a Mental Health setting. In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • A demonstrated track record providing clinical teaching and education to clinicians using adult learning principals.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a range of different stakeholders using a variety of interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. This includes confidence in using a range of technology platforms.
  • Current Certificate IV as a Workplace Trainer & Assessor (desirable)

MNCLHD values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community it serves. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability.

For a confidential discussion or role related queries, please call Alex Palamara of The Orchard Talent Group on (02) 9157 6209 or email

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