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Temporary Resistered Nurse - Community Health

Nepean Blue Mountains, NSW

Temporary Full Time (up to 22/10/2018)

$1,170.80 - $1,644.00

Registered Nurse

Purpose of Position

Chronic and Complex Registered nurse  will provide: Support, assessment, treatment and ongoing management to people with wounds to improve, restore and or maintain their levels of function Strengthen the coordinated community management of persons and individuals with wounds & comorbidities, by utilising planned and coordinated best practice approaches to care, across service settings and the care continuum Aim to maintain client’s function, quality of life & sense of well-being, to optimal levels within the constraints of their condition Ensure they are maintained safely within their community environments for as long as possible thus avoiding unplanned hospital admissions Strengthen the secondary prevention capacity of the service by identifying and targeting individuals and population sub groups with high risk of developing chronic illness leading to wounds, and implementing appropriate early identification and intervention strategies To provide safe and effective client centred care to the clients and cares of the Local Health District To ensure optimal outcomes for clients and carers of the service through the promotion of best practice including the appropriate escalation of care. To work collaboratively utilising effective team communication with members of the multidisciplinary health team in the planning, implementation, assessment and evaluation of client care. To act as an advoate for the specific needs of all clients and carers including those from the indigenous population or other multi-cultural groups providing appropriate care to the client undergoing specialised procedures. To maintain and promote a professional standard evidenced by ethical nursing practice, adherence to the policies and procedures of the Nursing and Midwifery Service, NBMLHD and the appropriate legislation and statutory regulations. To provide support and clinical preceptorship/mentoring to all staff and students. To effectively manage resources relevant to the service

Selection Criteria

1. Current registration as Registered Nurse Level 1 with AHPRA.

2. Demonstrated recent experience and clinical skill in general nursing and management as a registered nurse (including Completion of a new graduate RN program or 12 months
full time equivalent experience working as a Registered Nurse).

3. Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work and an ability to effectively work both within a team and autonomously


4. Demonstrated evidence of being able to provide person centred care and an ability to liaise with other health professionals to facilitate case management and care planning.


5. Demonstrated effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

6. Demonstrated commitment to professional development, evidence based practice and an awareness of changes within the health care environment.


7. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilise information technology systems within a variety of applications (e.g. Cerner) and commitment to undertake training in electronic health record systems as required.


8. Current NSW State driver's licence (including P1 or above) and willingness to use for work purposes. This may include driving long distances across the LHD.