Purpose of Position
The position of Registered Nurse provides a professional standard of nursing care to all patients in accordance with the policies, procedures and clinical practice guidelines of the Local Health Districts and the NSW Health Department.
The Nurse Escort of Patient Transport is responsible for the provision of patient centered, evidence-based nursing care and is expected to embrace a practice development philosophy in the delivery of that care.
Care will be provided in a quality framework and promote positive health outcomes. The nurse/midwife will assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in collaboration with individual/s and the multidisciplinary health care team using a contemporary practice model.
Care will be planned giving consideration to ethnicity, culture, gender, spiritual values, sexuality, age, disability and economic and social factors in consultation with the patient as all or any of these may impact on their health journey.
The nurse/midwife will work in a multidisciplinary team environment, show leadership and embrace change in the coordination and delivery of their care, inclusive of appropriate referral to, and in consultation with, other relevant health professionals, service providers, and community
The nurse/midwife will assist in the provision of supervision and support for less experienced clinicians or students will maintain their professional development and meet ANMC RN competency. Further to this, the nurse/midwife will align their professional values and goals and work within mandated directives, standards, policies and procedures of the Health Service.
1. Registered Nurse/Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) together with demonstrated ability to meet the ANMC competencies for the Registered Nurse/Midwife and evidence of experience in working in an acute care environment.
2. Demonstrated recent clinical knowledge and experience in Medical/Surgical or Acute Care Settings or within specialised Units such as Emergency/ICU/CCU/HDU.
3. Demonstrated competencies in and or knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in caring for patients/clients including skills in Advanced Life Support and DETECT.
4. Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team in a rural health setting
5. Knowledge of and ability to work within a patient centered approach to nursing with a willingness to show leadership and embrace change in the coordination and delivery of care
6. Demonstrated commitment to professional development, evidence based practice and an understanding of recent contemporary changes.
7. Ability and willingness to travel, this may involve driving long distances both within and outside the Local health District, availability to travel within the rear of the patient transport vehicle and to be physically capable of assisting with patient movement & a willingness to work flexible hours and days;
8. Evidence of a current Class C drivers licence and willingness to provide relief driving as appropriate and necessary.