Job Title: Registered Nurse - Coordinator, Partnering with Parents
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Position Number: 13541
Annual Salary: $88,249 - $93,533
Branch: Women, Youth and Children
Section: Department of Neonatology
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 12 October 2018
Contact Officer: Janine McEwan (02) 614 26331 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Women, Youth and Children Community Health Programs delivers a range of primary health care community-based services to children, families and women. These services include support, education and information; counselling, assessment and screening; early identification and referral; and the delivery of public health programs. Services are delivered within a multi-disciplinary context if not by a multidisciplinary team.
Overview of the work area and position
The Department of Neonatology is the only tertiary level 5-6 neonatal unit in the ACT and surrounding NSW. It includes Intensive Care (NICU), Special Care (SCN), ACT NETS retrieval service, Newborn and Parent Support Service, and NICU Growth and Development Clinic. NICU and SCN have 28 funded beds with the growth capacity of 34 beds. There are approximately 3,500 births per year in Canberra Hospital’s Women, Youth and Children’s (CHWC), and 700 neonatal admissions to the Unit. The facility offers individualized family centred care in a developmentally appropriate and technologically state-of-the-art environment. As the Coordinator you will lead and manage the Partnering with Parents Services, including the implementation and delivery of the Partnering with Parents Program and the web based NICUCAM. In the role you will be pivotal in creating a partnership between the parents and staff to create shared responsibilities throughout the patient journey. You will educate staff and families in the use of NICUCAM and manage the overarching systems.
• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Post-graduate qualifications in Neonatal Nursing and/ or Information Technology experience.
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).
This is a permanent part-time position available at 24:00 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata.
1. Administration and management of NICUCAM, and education for staff and families.
2. Work in partnership with the identified Staff Specialist and CNC’s to successfully implement any new developments with NICUCAM.
3. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support NICUCAM systems.
4. Lead and contribute to the multidisciplinary team approach including the implementation of best practice and evidence based models for the development and delivery of Partnering with Parents Program.
5. Coordinating the Partnering with Parents Program education for staff and families.
6. Identify and participate in quality improvement activities and research projects at departmental level.
6. Fostering, promoting and providing a commitment to high quality customer service as outlined in the ACT Heath Values and National Safety and Quality Heath Service Standards.
7. Undertake other duties as directed, within the approved scope of 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 ability to communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team environment with proven negotiation and consultation skills, to establish relationships with consumers, and internal and external stakeholders to achieve high quality care.
2. Ability to work autonomously with proven leadership attributes demonstration of initiative, and accountability.
3. Demonstrated understanding and use of information management systems.
4. Understanding of adult learning principles to coordinate and facilitate education to work in partnership with families and the multidisciplinary team.
5. Understanding of cultural and organisational change, creating a culture of participation.
6. Demonstrated participation in the development of quality improvement activities, evidence based policy, education and research.
7. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience, and displays behaviour and attitudes 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.