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Registered Nurse

Date:  4 Jul 2024

Armidale, NSW, AU, 2350

Requisition ID:  881

About Us


The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, who are committed to serving people in need in our community and shaping a more just and compassionate society. 

The Society recognises the value of an inclusive work environment and believes that our diversity is a strength in the work we do with our local communities. We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services. 

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  • Nurses Award Rates along with generous tax-free salary packaging , significantly enhancing your annual pay package.
  • Benefit from flexible rostering arrangements and robust training programs designed to nurture and advance your career
  • You'll work alongside dedicated professionals from various disciplines, fostering a supportive and enriching environment.

Your Role


In this rewarding role you'll coordinate and deliver comprehensive healthcare services, including detoxification, collaborating closely with a supportive team at Freeman House. You will be make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable individual,  who are experiencing alcohol and other drug dependence and / or mental health issues and are at risk of experiencing homelessness. This role not only offers a chance to apply your clinical expertise but also provides the satisfaction of knowing you're part of an organisation committed to positive social change.  


Your Responsibilities


  • Provide comprehensive clinical healthcare services, including detox, for clients with substance dependence, mental health issues, and/or experiencing homelessness.
  • Collaborate with Freeman House management for client intake and assessment, ensuring seamless coordination.
  • Maintain effective communication and liaison among clients, healthcare team members, and Freeman House staff.
  • Manage access to a variety of medical services including GP, Podiatry, Optometry, Psychiatry, and others, alongside mental health support and detox services.
  • Coordinate and develop health services in alignment with Freeman House management, contributing to operational protocols and procedures.
  • Facilitate communication between medical practitioners and pharmacies, oversee medication administration, and maintain accurate records for residential clients.
  • Provide supervision and mentorship for medication assistance staff.
  • Support clients with challenging behaviors as needed.
  • Deliver holistic nursing care following Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council standards, accurately documenting client care using electronic health records.

You Will Need


  • Registered General Nurse with a minimum of 2 years clinical experience in a generalist setting.
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Capacity to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, staff, management and external agencies.
  • Interest in and understanding of issues relating to homelessness and substance dependence/mental health.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Comprehensive clinical knowledge, particularly to alcohol and other drug dependency.
  • Understanding of and commitment to continuous quality improvements
  •  Interest in and understanding of issues relating to homelessness and alcohol and other drug dependence/mental health.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workloads according to client needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and appropriate relationships with residents and/or their families/representatives
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Basic computer skills and proven ability to use health information systems

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St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) welcomes people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages. If you are a candidate with disability please let us know if you require any support to participate in the application and recruitment process.

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check & Working with Children check. A health / medical assessment may be required for some roles.


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