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WWBH RN - Agency Penny Russell

Murrumbidgee, NSW

Temporary Full Time (up to 23/05/2011)

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Medical/Lab Scientist

Purpose of Position

The Registered Nurse 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 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 will 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 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 will align their professional values and goals and work within mandated directives, standards, policies and procedures of the Health Service.

Selection Criteria

1. Demonstrated ability to meet the ANMC competencies for the Registered Nurse/Midwife & current registration with AHPRA .

6. Knowledge, understanding and commitment to the principles of Quality, infection control, OHES and EEO.

2. Demonstrated competencies in and/or knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in caring for patients/clients with surgical and/or medical conditions.

3. Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team in a rural health setting.

4. 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 .

5. Demonstrated commitment to professional development, evidence based practice and an understanding of recent contemporary changes in medical and surgical nursing.