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
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.