Clinical Nurse - Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service

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Work type: Fixed Term, Permanent
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Clinical nursing

About the role

Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service (MIDAS) is looking for a skilled, dynamic nurse who preferably has clinical experience in the areas of autism and intellectual disability to step into the role of Clinical Nurse. This is a full-time role with capacity to negotiate flexible work hours to the successful individual. Please note the service operates from South Brisbane so regular travel is not required.

This is a key role in the service, supporting patients 16 years and over with intellectual disability and autism, carers and families, and is integral in supporting the multidisciplinary team in assessment and follow-up. 

MIDAS is a state-wide outpatient service delivered by Mater Health Service which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through clinical practice, education and research.  We are based at Mater South Brisbane, operating an outpatient service in person and by telehealth to regional and remote areas of Queensland. MIDAS is also involved in education to health and disability professionals and has an active clinical research agenda.

This is an exceptional chance for you to be part of a dedicated team of professionals who take pride in providing the highest levels of patient care.

Salary range: $48.66 - $52.13 (RN Level 2) per hour plus superannuation and salary packaging

What you’ll be doing

As the successful applicant, you must be able to independently conduct intake assessments, triage, screen for physical and mental illness, and also be able to make clinical decisions, problem solve independently and care plan for individuals who may often have complex health and behavioural presentations. While the role is not designated as a mental health nurse role, it would suit someone who has experience assessing and providing treatment in a mental health setting.  

You will perform all aspects of nursing care including patient advocacy with particular consideration to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient in a safe, efficient and patient focussed manner.  Within the MIDAS team, you will support the operation of the MIDAS Outpatient Clinic assist with triage, assessment and care planning of patients attending the MIDAS service including:

  • Health Screening
  • Obtaining patient collateral
  • Mental Health Screening
  • Manage a caseload of patients
  • Assistance in compiling patient reports
  • Provide education to services in a clinical setting and mentor student nurses when required
  • Quality Improvement projects that improve the health and wellbeing of people with IDD

This role will allow you to excel in a small, highly motivated multidisciplinary team. The team is supportive, approachable and patient focused and provides excellent training and development opportunities.  

About you

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse


  • Experience in a specialty clinical setting working with adults with developmental disability
  • A tertiary qualification in a related Disability or Learning Disabilities field will be very highly regarded.

As a Registered Nurse you will have a strong patient-service focus, demonstrated commitment to continued service improvement, willingness to facilitate and encourage cohesive, positive professional relationships and be required to demonstrate problem-solving skills to improve our precious patient’s care outcomes relevant to the ward. 

Why join us?

Joining a 10,000+ strong workforce, you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education, Research and Foundation and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community. You will be a part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.

  • Via salary packaging arrangements allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increasing take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses
  • Access to leading education via Mater Education
  • Flexible working arrangements, including work from home options where suitable
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Discounts to local and national business and venues for Dining/Retail/Travel & Accommodation and Other
  • Access to on-site, discounted parking
  • Discounted food and beverage at various campus cafés and coffee venues

For further information specific to the position, please contact Cathy Beck, Program Manager on 07 3163 2413.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 29 May 2022.

*Please note it is now a mandatory requirement of employment at the Mater that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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