Residential Withdrawal Nurse (RN) - Hope Centre

Job Title: Residential Withdrawal Nurse (RN) - Hope Centre
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bairnsdale
Industry: Allied Health
Salary: AU$95000 - AU$96000 per annum + super + salary packaging
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH323989_1718673087
Contact Name: Niall Hay
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jun 18, 2024

Job Description

About Tradewind Recruitment: Join the dynamic team at Tradewind Recruitment, Australia's leading community service recruitment agency! Our mission is to match exceptional individuals with rewarding opportunities, and this role is no exception. With a track record of excellence in the sector, Tradewind is dedicated to making a difference. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey where your skills and passion can truly shine!


Seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to support within a new residential withdrawal service through the application of related nursing interventions to clients within a Therapeutic Community.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team and be responsible for the medical management of our client's alcohol or other drug withdrawal.

Be part of an exciting and progressive team, working in a built-for-purpose facility!


  • Offering relocation packages
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Progressive working environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guide clients through safe substance withdrawal processes in a non-medical setting.
  • Expertly initiate and stabilise clients on Opiod Assessment Therapy, transforming lives with compassion and expertise.
  • Skillfully transition clients from Methadone to Suboxone or Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine (LAIB), enhancing treatment effectiveness and client comfort.
  • Implement vital harm reduction strategies such as safer injecting practices and Naloxone training, saving lives and empowering clients.
  • Conduct thorough assessments to inform personalised treatment plans and optimise client outcomes.
  • Contribute to evolving treatment plans guided by client needs and medical expertise, ensuring holistic care and long-term success.
  • Forge strong connections with pharmacotherapy networks and access DACAS resources to enhance treatment options and client support

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant Tertiary Nursing qualification (Div 1) and registration with the Australia Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required competencies* (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment) and competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
  • Well-developed nursing skills, including comprehensive assessment, crisis intervention, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, goal setting, case planning, development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience with the provision of nursing interventions with people who use drugs and alcohol and are withdrawing from use.

Why work with Tradewind?

Tradewind Australia is Melbourne's fastest-growing agency recruiting for the Social Services sector. We pride ourselves on the strong and long-standing relationships we have formed with our clients and candidates.

How to apply:

To apply, follow the link provided or apply on our website

Alternatively, email your resume to

For any queries regarding the position or application process, contact the Niall Hay on; 03 9110 0095


We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the organisations we partner with, and the people they support. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability and lived experience to apply.

*The Employer considers gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and so we ask that only female applicants apply

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