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Clinical Nurse Specialist_MSRS

Organisation : Banyule Community Health

Location : Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Healthcare & Medical, Mental / Health Counseling

Sector : Drug, Alcohol & Addiction, Health – General, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Generous Salary Packaging

Application closing date : 28 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Banyule Community Health

About the role

  • 3 Days per week (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
  • Clinical Supervision and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Generous Salary Packaging
  • Fixed Term contract until June 2023

Who we’re looking for

The Banyule Community Health Wellbeing and Support Team are looking for a passionate and suitably qualified Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the Medication Support and Recovery Service (MSRS).

The CNS will play a valuable role in supporting clients to address their substance use and will work closely with the MSRS counsellor as well as the clients’ GP and wider care team.

Key skills:

  • Ability to provide comprehensive clinical assessment & treatment plans that include detailed withdrawal recommendations and care coordination for clients presenting with concerns regarding pharmaceutical/medication use and co-occurring substance use
  • Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical overdose, including clinical risk assessment and management, overdose awareness, pharmacotherapy treatment options and harm reduction principles
  • Strong communications skills (written and verbal) and an ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated provision of relevant, up-to-date and evidence based medical advice and support to clients’ and their treating team

Experience required:

  • Extensive experience in the Drug and Alcohol sector – providing treatment & support for clients of differing levels of complexity is critical to this role
  • Demonstrated provision of relevant, up-to-date and evidence-based medical advice and support to clients and their treating team
  • Demonstrated experience in providing respectful, non-judgemental and empathetic care to people with substance use concerns and co-occurring conditions
  • Demonstrated experience working with GPs and other Health Care providers to support them to administer Medication related treatment plans

About us

At Banyule Community Health, we pride ourselves on our supportive attitude and culture, built on our core values of Dignity, in everything we do, Quality, matters, and it takes Passion.

We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services to everyone.

Our Wellbeing and Support team members are passionate about what we do and we make a significant difference to out clients’ health and well-being.

For enquiries, call Mandy Ferres, Integrated AOD Programs Team Leader on 0427 404 330

How to apply

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6023576 or Apply Now to be directed.

For enquiries, call Mandy Ferres, Integrated AOD Programs Team Leader on 0427 404 330

Please address the key selection criteria in your cover letter


Banyule Community Health will be advising you of the applicable mandated vaccinations required for this role. Our workforce is also proudly fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Banyule Community Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for everyone and meets the current Child Safe standards.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia. We warmly encourage people from diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply.


Applications Close: 31 Jul 2022



Please quote in application: Clinical Nurse Specialist_MSRS via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Healthcare_and_Medical, #MentalHealth_Counseling
Sector: #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction, #Health_–_General, #Mental_Health


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