Registered Nurse Level 2 – Registered Nurse

  • Company:
    ACT Health
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
  • Category:
    Nursing

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Job Description – Registered Nurse Level 2 – Registered Nurse (01RNV)

Job Description

Registered Nurse Level 2 – Registered Nurse (

Job Number:

01RNV )

Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2

Position Number: 22719

Branch: Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services

Our Vision : Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community-based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within CHS providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres and the Village Creek Centre in Kambah. Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect CHS’s values: care, excellence, collaboration and integrity.

The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH), Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research is located on the grounds of the University of Canberra. The hospital, the ACT’s first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital, is part of CHS’s network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.

RACS services work collaboratively with the individuals, his/her carers and other services within and external to CHS. CHS is a values-led Directorate.

Overview of the work area and position:

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Services providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community-based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres and Village Creek Centre in Kambah. Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect ACT Health’s values: care, excellence, collaboration and integrity.

A number of RACS services work collaboratively with the individuals, his/her carers and other services within and external to Canberra Health Services.

The Community Care Program (CCP) Community Nursing Service delivers a range of community-based technical nursing services to residents of the ACT. These services include wound care, continence management, stoma care, post-acute support, palliative care, and end of life care. Services are delivered in a clinic or domiciliary setting.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Tertiary qualifications in Bachelor of Applied Science in Nursing
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence
  • Tertiary or post graduate qualifications and recent experience in a wide range of clinical hospital and /or community health applicable to the position

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy (OMU).

Note:

This is a temporary position available for a period of three months. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Some vacancies may lead to permanency.

Duties:

  • Provide holistic patient care and nursing case management by utilising the nursing process and implementing appropriate education strategies for patients, carers and /or their families where the goal of care is to assist the patient in achieving maximum independence.
  • Fulfil the obligations of the professional role by functioning within legal and organisational requirements and acting as a role model in the provision of high-quality holistic care; liaise with patient care team members, GP’s, other health care workers or agencies to achieve an agreed standard of care according to best practice guidelines.
  • Actively participate in risk assessment, incident and accident reporting, lead in continuous quality improvement activities, program-based research and accreditation that aim at improving the level of service to patients and the department.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and colleagues utilising well developed verbal, written and technological skills. Utilise departmental computer programs and databases to assist in communication and to collect information for the generation of reports and statistics.
  • Maintain professional standards, current policies and procedures. Participate in the credentialing processes as required by the department. Maintain clinical and other skills that are required for this position through accessing appropriate education and staff development opportunities. Enhance own professional competence through ongoing self-initiated research.
  • Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

(Please note that it is not necessary to address the capabilities and behaviours individually).

  • Proven comprehensive range of advanced clinical skills and knowledge-based practice related to Community Nursing Practice. Familiar with the role of members of both allied health and health care agencies in the delivery of best practice health care.
  • High level of problem-solving ability and advanced clinical skill set to be able to work autonomously and provide responsive services to meet patient’s needs in the community setting.
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills and ability to liaise and foster positive relationships with all stakeholders in patient care, with a focus to achieve agreed health outcomes.
  • Articulate and demonstrate sound knowledge of Quality Improvement, accreditation, research, preceptorship and education processes.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Services values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply
 

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply . For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.