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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Retrieval Coordination (522627)

TAS Statewide, TAS

Part Time

Base

Clinical Nurse Consultant/Specialist

The Clinical Nurse Specialist – Retrieval Coordination - is responsible for the coordination of all medium to time critical interfacility transfers around Tasmania. If you have expertise in emergency or critical care nursing (focus on adults) then this may be an opportunity to use your skills and expertise in a new way. We are a small team working within the Ambulance Tasmania Communications Centre. We work closely with doctors and nurses in the Tasmanian Health System along with paramedics, flight paramedics, pilots, non-emergency patient transport officers and doctors working in Ambulance Tasmania to move patients between hospitals – The Right Patient to the Right Place at the Right Time by the Right Means with the Right Level of Escort and Equipment.

The Team:

The Clinical Nurse Specialist – Retrieval Coordination - is responsible for the coordination of all medium to time critical interfacility transfers around Tasmania.

If you have expertise in emergency or critical care nursing (focus on adults) then this may be an opportunity to use your skills and experience in a new way.

We are a small team working within the Ambulance Tasmania Communications Centre. We work closely with doctors and nurses in the THS, as well as Ambulance Tasmanian paramedics, flight paramedics, pilots, non-emergency patient transport officers and doctors working to move patients between hospitals – The Right Patient to the Right Place at the Right Time by the Right Means with the Right Level of Escort and Equipment.

The Role:

  • Coordinate and facilitate all inter-facility transfers’ around Tasmania via road, fixed wing, or rotary wing, including interstate transfers, in collaboration with members of the AMR team and the relevant public and private facilities.

  • Provide guidance and assistance to the SOC with the coordination of prehospital medical retrieval team responses to complex emergencies and retrievals, providing specialised clinical input to the AT Retrieval Consultant, hospital specialist teams, and search and rescue teams.

  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels between AMR and key stakeholders, including Tasmanian hospitals and facilities, private hospitals, private transport providers (including the Royal Flying Doctor Service), interstate health facilities and retrieval services, particularly Air Ambulance Victoria (AAV).

  • Contribute to improving systems and documentation processes, including maintaining exemplary records and high level data collection on retrieval activities such as:
    • Purpose for retrieval and transport.
    • Patient clinical care requirements.
    • Clinical information from sending hospital/facility to receiving hospital/facility.
    • Other relevant information as required by AMR protocols.

  • Contribute to strong team cohesion through open communication and a positive support approaches, working effectively with members of the broader healthcare team.

  • Support and provide clinical leadership within the AT team in the coordination of patient transfers through the effective allocation and prioritisation of retrieval resources.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment:

Fixed term, part-time shift work (fully rotational), working a minimum of 16 hours per fortnight and up to 72 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible until 31 July 2023.

Please note in order to meet roster needs, this vacancy will to be filled by more than one person. Hours will be negotiated with the successful applicants.

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time, part time and casual vacancies.

Location:

Southern Region, Tasmania

Base Salary:

$94,491 - $99,870 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

  • Salary range is in accordance with Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Agreement) 2019

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

  • Post Graduate Allowance

  • Professional Development Allowance

Eligibility:

Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  • Experience in aeromedical and retrieval coordination and/or interfacility transfer coordination

  • Holds postgraduate qualifications in the critical care disciplines of ICU or ED (or equivalent) with a major focus on adults

  • Holds, or is working towards, a postgraduate qualification in Aeromedical and Retrieval (or equivalent)

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty

  2. Identification check

  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents:

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide:

How to Apply:

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

  • We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.

  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For More Information:

Jo Lawler
0427 052 811
joanne.lawler@ambulance.tas.gov.au

Important Information:

The email account you provide when submitting job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in towww.jobs.tas.gov.auand look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

Job Ad Reference 1085072
Date Listed 05 August 2022
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