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Emergency Department Patient Flow Navigator

Central Coast, NSW

Temporary Full Time (up to 05/11/2018)

$1,837.80 - $1,898.10

Clinical Nurse Consultant/Specialist

Purpose of Position

The purpose of the Emergency Department Patient Flow Navigator is to facilitate safe high quality patient centred flow through the Emergency Department for patients to be admitted, discharged or transferred within the Emergency Treatment Performance (ETP) benchmark.   This position is within the facility Patient Flow team and is functionally located within the facility Emergency Department.   The Navigator will work in collaboration with the ED Nurse Manager (NM) the ED Clinical Nursing Unit Manager (CNUM), Senior ED Medical Staff, multi-disciplinary teams and the facility Patient Flow team to identify, monitor, communicate and escalate any issues related to the progress of patients through the ED.   Consistent with the strategic directions of Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) ‘Caring for the Coast’ and service plans, the CNS2 has a leadership role in the development and provision of evidence based nursing clinical practice related to patient flow. While working collaboratively the CNS2 will act as a clinical expert, professional role model and change agent to promote practice development and quality initiatives that promote the delivery of safe, efficient and high quality care related to Patient Flow.   As an employee of CCLHD, the CNS2 will be rostered in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (State) Award and in line with the operational requirements of the service.

Selection Criteria

Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse (Division 1)

Post registration qualification relevant to clinical assessment, nursing management and transfer of care with at least 3 years experience working in the clinical area of their post graduate qualification.

Demonstrated understanding and experience of patient flow management concepts

Demonstrated knowledge of Acute, Sub acute, Community and Emergency Department Models of Care including an understanding of Emergency Treatment Performance (ETP) and other key performance indicators

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, computer literacy and capacity to use health related information technology systems

Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement through the use of evidence to evaluate care and implement change.

Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team

Demonstrated commitment to Caring for the Coast vision, goals and strategies, with demonstrated behaviours which align with the NSW Health CORE values and CCLHD Values and behaviours charter.