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Registered nurse

Lives Lived Well
Lives Lived Well


Wyla Residential Service
  • Bring empathy and care to a fulfilling role that makes a real difference.
  • Join a NFP focused on clinical excellence, positive change and lasting impact.
  • Work with talented people who are humble, human and dedicated to helping others.
At Lives Lived Well, we’ve been treating and supporting people whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drugs for over 50 years. We also support people with mental health and gambling concerns and those transitioning from correctional centres. We’re growing fast and building a reputation as a trusted, innovative provider, focused on clinical excellence… and we’d love you to be part of it.
If you have compassion, the ability to work without judgment and share our belief in recovery, then join us and open up your career in human services.

About the service
Wyla Residential Services is a voluntary medical detoxification and rehabilitation service in Orange, NSW located on the Bloomfield Campus. Wyla provides a safe environment to withdraw from alcohol and/or other drugs, as well as a 16-bed residential unit for people who need a structured live-in environment and have completed their detox program.

Your opportunity 
As a Registered Nurse, you’ll provide people-centred, evidence-informed care for your clients. Care that achieves the highest health outcomes. Care that makes a real difference to the lives of those with AOD dependency and other psychological and physiological issues.

Some duties include:
  • Conduct nursing assessment and admission of clients to the unit
  • Maintain the ethical standards of your profession and the Withdrawal Unit. 
  • Initiate withdrawal treatment as per the guidelines and delegations in the Detoxification Unit policies and procedures 
  • Ensure correct administration, recording and storage of all medications/incident/med forms
  • Use the Client Management System (CMS) to maintain accurate and up to date client records.
  • Provide routine nursing care to all clients
  • Supervise and manage urine collection and testing from clients
This is a permanent full time position and the base salary range is $40.47 – $47.19 per hour dependent on experience.

What you’ll bring
You are an engaging individual with the ability to connect with clients who are navigating difficult life experiences. You can work both autonomously and collaboratively within a large, multidisciplinary team and utilise the appropriate techniques to support your clients. 

At Lives Lived Well, you can:

  • Grow as a person and as a professional, extending your knowledge and skills beyond the norm.
  • Be trusted with autonomy in a supportive, respectful environment.
  • Make a lasting difference - on clients, the community and a team that cares as much as you.
But it’s more than that.
You’ll join a curious team that thinks differently and seeks new ways. We look to the evidence. We explore new ideas. And when we reach “better”, we ask, “What’s next?” Which means you’ll need to be comfortable with change - you’ll enjoy variety, the agility, and the opportunity to achieve more, faster.

And while you support others, we’ll support you, with some great benefits including:

  • Salary packaging to increase your take-home pay
  • Regular clinical supervision, case conferencing and debriefings.
  • An employee assistance program (EAP) for you and your family, including emotional, psychological, financial counselling and wellbeing services.
Check out more employee benefits for you and your loved ones on our careers page.


What you’ll bring:
You are an engaging individual with the ability to connect with clients who are navigating difficult life experiences. You can work both autonomously and collaboratively within a large, multidisciplinary team and utilise the appropriate techniques to support your clients. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Nursing and current AHPRA registration without restrictions
  • Demonstrated competence in provision of client-centred nursing care, preferably experience working with individuals with challenging alcohol and substance use and/or mental health issues.
  • Contemporary knowledge of the issues relating to drug and alcohol withdrawal, including pharmacotherapy.
  • Demonstrated triage skills in clinical assessment, decision making and providing nursing interventions.
  • Knowledge and experience of the issues related to infection control and the use of standard precautions.
  • Proven capacity to work flexibility in the context of a residential setting and to provide crisis support and referral.
What matters most is that you’ll live and breathe our values, which means:

  • You are humble, human and full of hope.
  • You show up and share.
  • You ask: Why not? And what’s next?
  • You leave a positive wake.
Why? We believe that through these values, we do our best work - for each other, for clients, and for the communities we work in. And it’s a promise we make to you about the kind of experience you will have working for us.

How to apply?

Are you ready to imagine the possibilities? Here’s how to apply:

Click apply and go to our LLW Careers page and submit your application.
Please note we only accept applications through our Careers page.
For questions or information about the role, email

Lives Lived Well is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of social, cultural and gender backgrounds that reflect our community including First Peoples.

Confirmation of employment will be subject to candidate's possession of a Current Australian Drivers Licence, completed Australian Criminal History Check and provision of COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Applications close: 31 May 2023

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