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Omega Mind Clinics
Nurse Practitioners Clinic

Clinic Details

Omega Mind Clinics is thrilled to announce the opening of the mental health nurse practitioner’s clinic located on level 4 of the same building as our psychiatry clinics and the Omega Wellness Centre, offering accessible and affordable access to patients with mild to moderate mental health concerns.

 

The nurses clinic caters to the patient population that has more specialised needs than GPs can provide but does not warrant specialist care. The service will also work to fill the gap left by the current significant wait times to access psychiatrists after a GP referral has been completed. We currently have availability to see our mental health nurse practitioners in 4-6 weeks.

 

In general, nurse practitioners focus their work on medical and psychiatric diagnosing. These nurse practitioners have a variety of responsibilities including:

  • Mental health assessments
  • Psychotherapy
  • Designing treatment plans
  • Prescribing psycho-tropic medication
  • Working with patients and families to explain treatment plans
  • Educating communities on mental health
  • Help adjust medication and treatment for patients
  • Educate about new medicines and treatment options for mental health
  • Access the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

 

We offer support, treatment and advice to manage your mental health:

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders/ADHD
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders

 

Fees

Appointment TypeCostMedicare RebateGap
Initial New Patient (60 mins)$200.00$54.60$145.40
Follow up: Long (45 mins)$160.00$54.60$105.40
Follow up: Short (30 mins)$100.00$37.00$63.00

 

 Referral Pathways

  1. Self-referral. No external referral is required to access NP services, patients can call to book in for their initial appointment.
  2. GP referral – Patients are referred by GPs to the nurse practitioners.
  3. Psychiatrist referral – Nurse practitioners can provide ongoing care and case management for clients cared for by Omega Mind Clinics (or other) psychiatrists.

Please address all referrals to: Omega Mind Clinics Nurse Practitioners.

These can be sent via email to admin@omegaclinics.com.au or via Medical Objects to one of our nurses: Eddimore Muteve, Toby Mukandi and Markus Jarvinen – See profiles below. 

 

 

What can the nurse practitioners not do?

  1. Initiate prescribing for monitored or restricted medications, including S8 medicines.
  2. Provide treatment for actively suicidal or high-risk patients.
 
 

Meet the team:

Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

Eddimore Muteve

Bach. Nursing, MNP, MMHN

Eddie is a credentialed and registered mental health Nurse Practitioner.

As a Nurse Practitioner, Eddie has increased his knowledge and skills in assessment, diagnosis, clinical investigations, prescribing of medications, and making specialist referrals. 

Eddie has worked in the field of mental health for 15 years and has worked in senior clinical roles within Queensland Health (mental health and specialised services) mainly West Moreton Region. He started his career as a Registered Nurse working in a Forensic Mental Health Service-The Park Centre for Mental Health. He worked in both high and medium secure units were her gained extensive experience in management of complex and severe mental illness.

He gained extensive hands-on experience working within the Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit and Alcohol and Other Drugs within West Moreton. He held senior roles providing specialist mental health care across the Southern Queensland’s adult Correctional Centres and Acute Care Team Emergency Department. He also provided education support to nursing students at University of Southern Queensland

His approach is patient-centred, holistic, recovery focused with a culturally sensitive view. He is a firm believer in developing insight, coping strategies and skills for managing emotional issues. Eddie is passionate about promoting awareness of mental health disorders and establishing support networks to help with early diagnosis and intervention in mental health.

Eddie holds a Bachelor of Nursing Degree (ACU), and two Master’s degrees in Mental Health Nursing (UQ) and Nurse Practitioner (QUT). Eddie has completed further studies in therapeutic interventions.

Eddie’ strength is his calm and clear-headed approach to complex situations and sharing mental health knowledge by providing education and ongoing support to his team. 

Outside the office Eddie loves camping and outdoor lifestyle.

Toby Mukandi

BNSc, GradDip MH, MMHN, MNP

Toby has extensive experience, knowledge, and expertise in the field of mental health having worked in both private and public mental health services. His areas of interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Adult ADHD, and addictions. He is also trained in providing psychotherapy using CBT and SFBT and other various modalities. As a Nurse Practitioner, Toby has increased his knowledge and skills in assessment, prescribing of medications, and utilizing a holistic framework in providing evidence-based care. Toby completed his Bachelor of nursing science at Griffith University and both (master of mental health nursing) and (Master of Nurse Practitioner) UON.

Oscar Chari

Dip. HE. Nursing, MSc Dual Diagnosis, MSc Nurse Practitioner

Oscar is a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health and addictions field. He is a highly qualified, experienced, and dedicated mental health nurse with a background in mental health and addictions treatment. Oscar commenced his career in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2003 where he completed his mental health nursing degree and then pursued postgraduate master’s degree in Dual Diagnosis (mental health and addictions) at Middlesex University in London, UK. He obtained endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner in Australia in 2020. Whilst in the UK, Oscar worked for the National Health Services (NHS) and the private sector. Since migrating to Australia from the UK in 2013, Oscar has worked for New South Wales Health, Queensland Health and private practice. In addition to being an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner, Oscar is both a credentialed mental health nurse and a credentialed drug and alcohol nurse. Oscar has worked in acute, community and forensic settings, offering services to people with severe and/or complex mental health issues.   As a Nurse Practitioner, Oscar is endorsed by the Australian Health Practitioner Agency to assess a range of mental health conditions, diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe medications.

Patient Notice: Fee Increase

Please note we will be increasing our patient appointment fees from March 1st 2024 for all clinicians.  

Our fees are reviewed annually & are guided by the recommended rates for specialist psychiatry appointments provided by the Australian Medical Associated (AMA).   

We thank you for your understanding & look forward to continuing to be able to provide all of our patients with an exceptional service. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to administration staff.  

 Omega Mind Clinics