Job Title: Community Nurse
Classification: Enrolled Nurse Level 1
Annual Salary: $57,635 - $61,578
Branch: Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care
Section: Community Care Program
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time
Position Number: 27109
Closing Date: 29 June 2017
Contact Officer: Judith Perry (02) 6205 1285 [email protected]
ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Overview of the work area and position
Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.
Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include early childhood, youth and women’s health; dental services, rehabilitation and community care; mental health and alcohol and drug services. In addition, justice health services are provided within the Territory’s’ detention facilities.
ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care (RACC) is a vibrant and diverse Division within ACT Health providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres, Village Creek Centre in Kambah, and Independent Living Centre in Weston. Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect ACT Health’s values: care, excellence, collaboration and integrity.
Planning is well underway to establish the ACT’s first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital on the grounds of the University of Canberra. This new hospital, the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH) is part of ACT Health’s planned network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.
A number of RACC services work collaboratively with the individuals, his/her carers and other services within and external to ACT Health.
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 and end of life care. Services are delivered in a clinic or domiciliary setting.
An exciting and rewarding opportunity exists for a medication endorsed Enrolled Nurse to work in a friendly, progressive and supportive environment, providing community nursing services to the residents of Canberra, in their homes and in Health Centre clinics.
The Community Care Program is seeking applications from Enrolled Nurses to permanently fill a full time community nursing position with the possibility of working weekends. Enrolled Nurses interested in working in community nursing should have a variety of clinical experience and be committed to high quality customer service with a multidisciplinary focus. A comprehensive orientation program and training schedule will be provided to the successful applicant. Interested nurses are encouraged to speak with the contact officer to discuss this position.
• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
• Current driver’s licence
• Recent experience in a range of clinical hospital and/or community health settings is desirable
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU)
1. Provide quality clinical care and education to clients, carers and families under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, to achieve maximum independence and agreed health outcomes.
2. Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues, including multidisciplinary team, utilising well developed verbal, written and technological skills; active participation in team meetings.
3. Participates in professional development, quality improvement and ongoing performance review.
4. Complies with relevant legislation, Canberra and Health Service (CHHS) and ACT Health policies and procedures.
5. Utilise departmental computer programs and databases to assist in communication and to collect information for the generation of reports and statistics as required.
6. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the section within the approved scope of clinical practice
These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume 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.
1. Demonstrated clinical skills, knowledge and experience working in a wide range of hospital and /or community health settings.
2. Demonstrated skills and experience working as a member of the multi disciplinary team to achieve planned outcomes in the community setting.
3. Demonstrated effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
4. Demonstrated ability to problem solve, liaise and negotiate with multiple stakeholders such as clients, family, carers and other agencies to ensure best health outcomes are achieved .
5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.
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.