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Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1 - Clinical Care Coordinator- Cognitive Impairment

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Full time

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Clinical Nurse Consultant/Specialist

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic Registered Nurse (RN) 3.1 in the Geriatric Acute Care of the Elderly wards.RACS is seeking a suitably qualified person who has a passion for working with the elderly to fill this rewarding position.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Services providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community-based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centre’s and Village Creek Centre in Kambah. ACT's first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital on the grounds of the University of Canberra commenced operations in July 2018. The new hospital, the University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) is part of the Canberra Health Services network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population. The inpatient Rehabilitation units are now located in the University of Canberra Hospital.

This position is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic Registered Nurse (RN) 3.1 to work in the Geriatric Acute Care of the Elderly units

RACS is seeking a suitably qualified person who has a passion for working with the elderly to fill this rewarding position.

DUTIES

The Clinical Care Coordinator - Cognitive Impairment (CI), is responsible for providing ward based clinical leadership for cognitively impaired patients in the ward environment including:

  1. Coordinate, support and provide patient centred care using evidence-based nursing practices within the Acute Care of the Elderly wards and patients with cognitive impairment.
  2. Lead the development and implementation of individual behaviour management plans for cognitively impaired patients, including supporting ward staff in the provision of specialised care for patients across the unit.
  3. Work closely with the multidisciplinary team, incorporating management of and assessment of cognitively impaired patients admitted and discharged from the wards.
  4. Attend multidisciplinary team meetings, liaise frequently and contribute to solutions to improve management of challenging behaviours in the elderly patient.
  5. In consultation with Clinical Nurse Consultants ensure patient care and safety is maximised across the units.
  6. Undertaking other duties as directed within the approved scope of clinical practice.


ABOUT YOU

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  1. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
  2. Progressive, adaptable, and flexible with ability to successfully introduce change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
  3. A strong focus on person centred, exceptional care and a commitment to quality outcomes

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Relevant: Be registered or eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

A minimum of 3 years’ experience working professionally in the Aged Care environment in an education / leadership role is highly desirable.

Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.

Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Note: This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Obtain a Compliance Certificate from Occupational Medicine Unit (OMU) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases

WHAT YOU REQUIRE

These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.:

  1. Proven ability to perform at an advanced level of nursing practice within the ward speciality of gerontology including behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and cognitive impairment.
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide cognitive impairment education and leadership in quality improvement and safety for patients, families and staff.
  3. Demonstrated strong organisational and communication skills for managing challenging behaviours in the elderly patient.
  4. Proven commitment to a learning, teaching, quality improvement and research, including occupational violence in the workplace.
  5. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

HOW TO APPLY / OR WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and

A response to the selection criteria under “What You Require”.

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

CHS Contact: Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include

  • a copy of a current resumé and names of two referees (preferably one to be your current supervisor) and
  • an application addressing the Selection Criteria under “what you require” in no more than two pages

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

CHS Contact: Mercy Lukose, ADON RACS, 0434674442

Job Ad Reference 024KG
Date Listed 01 August 2022
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