COVID-19 Roles 

Fed Dept Health

Training to help Nurses re-enter the health workforce - https://covid-19training.gov.au/ 

The Australian Government will provide funding for registered nurses to undertake online education to enable them to re-enter the clinical workforce and assist with the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Media event date: 

25 March 2020

Date published: 

25 March 2020

Media type: 

Media release

Audience: 

General public

The Australian Government will provide funding for registered nurses to undertake online education to enable them to re-enter the clinical workforce and assist with the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite swift action by Australian governments, the number of COVID-19 cases will continue to grow.

It is likely that unprecedented demand for health care will put pressure on our health system and health professionals, especially doctors and nurses whose work is vital to protecting and saving lives.

The Government will provide up to $1 million to the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) to provide an online refresher course with up to date information about acute nursing care, including latest evidence based guidelines on COVID-19 infection control.

The course will be available immediately to eligible registered nurses who hold current general registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and who meet the recency of Practice Registration Standard of 450 hours practice within the last five years.

Up to 1000 eligible nurses will be able to undertake the training free of charge.

This new investment builds on the Australian Government’s announced $2.4 billion health package aimed at protecting all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from COVID-19.

Eligible nurses interested in undertaking the training should visit acn.edu.au/refresher or contact the Australian College of Nursing, by email at customerservices@acn.edu.au or by phone on 1800 265 534.

NEW ROLES FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS

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Nurse Practitioner opportunity

to provide a holistic AOD outreach clinic on the Gold Coast

 

  • $60-$70 per hour + superannuation
  • 36 hours per week - 24 month maximum term contract
  • Public Benevolent Institutions Salary Packaging to increase your take home pay

QuIHN is a statewide, not for profit, and non-government health service which provides a variety of health services to illicit drug users throughout Queensland across three service areas:

  • Therapeutic Services;
  • Harm Reduction Services; and
  • Better Access Medical Clinic.

QuIHN encourages a positive work environment and individual career development by providing for team building opportunities, individual learning and development plans, supervision, professional development, safe and supportive work practices and flexible working arrangements to assist employees in managing a work/life balance.

About the role

36 hours per week - 24 month maximum term contract

The Nurse Practitioner will function autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role to provide a holistic Nurse Practitioner led AOD outreach clinic. Operating within the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice as an Alcohol and Other Drug clinician, to vulnerable and marginalised populations, with a specific emphasis on people who use substances that may be harmful.

  • Provide a client focused, multidisciplinary NP range of services in line with current best practice and best possible client centred care. Services may include, but not limited to:
    • Home based detoxification and withdrawal management
    • Opiate substitution treatment
    • Support with general health and health assessments
    • Referral and specialist triage
  • Prescribing for Hepatitis C treatment and management
  • Draw upon professional competencies that ensure best outcomes for patients, who use substances that may be harmful, accessing QuIHN services
    • Conduct comprehensive, relevant and holistic health assessment
    • Deliver timely and considered use of diagnostic investigations to inform clinical decision making
    • Apply diagnostic reasoning to formulate diagnosis
    • Translate and integrate evidence into planning care
    • Educate and support others to enable their active participation in care
    • Consider quality use of medicines and therapeutic interventions in planning care
    • Refer and consult for care decisions to obtain optimal outcomes for the person receiving care
  • As well as working with our Therapeutic and Harm Reduction teams to ensure a coordinated care framework and achieve high efficacy of patient outcomes.

What we're looking for

Someone who is passionate about their work and the health outcomes of both clients and the broader community and can demonstrate -

  • Registered Nurse holding a current practice certificate as a Division 1 from the relevant authority (Nursing and Midwifery Board) with at least 5 years post qualification experience with endorsement as Nurse Practitioner
  • Postgraduate qualification(s) in Nursing, Master’s Degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Nurse Practitioner professional standards, legal and ethical requirements
  • Demonstrated high level knowledge and advanced clinical nursing skills, including comprehensive assessment, interpretation of diagnostics, implementation of treatment modalities, and relevant referral skills, applied to a broad range of challenging, complex, and changing situations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the health care delivery system, ability to lead and implement changes, and develop direction in clinical practice by the initiation, utilisation and review of evidence-based research
  • Proven high level knowledge and expertise in complex client centred consultancy, practice development activities including mentoring, education, active participation in communities of practice, policy development and quality improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability while also working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary and multi service environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working with alcohol and other drug use
  • Demonstrated experience and technical knowledge of blood borne viruses and sexual health treatment, management and clinical care
  • Ability to understand the needs of vulnerable populations that access QuIHN services
  • Ability to respond the health care needs of a marginalised population within the NP scope
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements and responsibilities
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop networks and work collaboratively
  • Excellent time management
  • Current professional indemnity insurance
  • Valid National Police Check 
  • Current Queensland driver's licence (or equivalent)

To apply

To enable us to assess your merit, you should apply via email to recruitment@quihn.org with:

  • your current resume, including qualifications and employment history.
  • a short statement (of no more than two (2) pages) demonstrating your experience in relation to the "About the Role" and how you fit "What we're looking for"
  • as well as outlining your motivation to join QuIHN.

Applications close Monday 21 September 2020, however the position may be filled before that time.

If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

Cont

CLINICAL SERVICES MANAGER

 

Job description:

  • Exciting opportunity to demonstrate your advanced clinical leadership skills at a national level
  • Key leadership role in an established national health peak body
  • Work in a dynamic and strategic environment

The Continence Foundation of Australia provides support and advice to over 5 million Australians affected by, or at risk of, bladder and bowel control problems and acts as an advocate for their interests. As the national peak body, the Foundation exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder and bowel health.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical Services Manager to join the Foundation on an initial 12-month fixed-term contract. Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will lead the management of the National Continence Helpline (NCHL) and provide effective leadership and advanced clinical expertise to support other programs and projects that the Continence Foundation delivers. In this senior leadership role, you will be responsible for driving quality clinical practice in the NCHL and across the organisation, while helping grow services in line with the strategic direction of the organisation. Ultimately, it is about the right person, therefore, we are flexible to negotiate specific working hours!

Responsibilities

  • Management of the National Continence Helpline, including clinical supervision and leadership, quality initiatives, and developing and fostering a supportive and effective team.
  • Providing regular reports on performance of the NCHL to senior management, the CFA Board and the Department of Health.
  • Providing clinical leadership to new projects and practice changes.
  • Providing expert clinical advice and input to support the development and delivery of other Foundation resources and projects.

Key Requirements for the Role

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills and have great clinical experience within the continence sector. You will be confident managing teams, communicating effectively across all levels of the organisation and very comfortable helping your team navigate through an evolving and rapidly changing health sector. Ideally you will have:

  • Minimum six years post-graduate clinical nursing or allied health experience
  • Minimum three-year clinical continence experience (recent within past year/ current)
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • High level verbal and written communication skills, including appropriate telephone skills and manner
  • Proven interpersonal and people skills • Ability to establish and maintain sustainable working relationships
  • Proven clinical leadership, with the ability to influence care delivery systems, advice and information content at an organisational and operational level
  • Demonstrated financial skills including the ability to set and monitor budgets.

What we offer

  • A fantastic working environment and work-life balance.
  • An inclusive and supportive team culture.
  • Competitive salary package with attractive packaging benefits.
  • Inner Eastern Melbourne location with ample parking and public transport.

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, please apply by uploading your resume and accompanying cover letter. Should you have any questions or like to request a copy of the Position Description, please email hr@continence.org.au. Please note that applications without a cover letter and/or applications through recruitment agencies will not be considered at this stage. Also, due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and applications will be assessed as received. As such, the Foundation reserves the right to withdraw the advert before the end date if a suitable applicant is found.

Contact person for more details:

Closing date: 21 September 2020

 

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Maternal and Child Health Nurses 

  • Maternal and Child Health Nurses - Universal & Enhanced Part Time, Full Time, permanent and fixed term positions available
  • Location: Cardinia Shire
  • Highly supportive team within a highly supportive & innovative organisation with a great culture
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Permanent rate $50 - $55 plus qualification allowances

About the Role

We welcome applications from qualified Maternal and Child Health Nurses seeking to join a growing team of dynamic and motivated individuals providing innovative, family centred services. Our service is comprised of a dedicated Home Visiting team, a Key Ages and Stages Outreach at Home program, as well as the Enhanced MCH team and the Universal MCH team, with a highly supportive administration team. The role involves facilitation of parent groups (such as First Time Parent Groups, Parent Support groups, Young Parents groups & others) and parenting support consultations in the home for Maternal & Child Health Service clients. The successful individual will be well supported in working with complex families.

About Us

Cardinia Shire Council aspires to create a working environment that empowers, develops and encourages employees to be innovative and reach their full potential. By working collaboratively and flexibly, we make a positive difference to the lives of our present and future communities. Council also promotes being connected and cohesive, mobile, dynamic and engaged, so as to strive for excellence. This is an environment where the harmony of the workforce is valued, and where your professional experience will be enhanced through working in both rural and metropolitan communities within the shire, with a growing number of families from diverse backgrounds.

Everything we do is underpinned by our Together, Different and for the Future approach, embracing collaboration and innovation across teams, with other agencies, and our community. 

About You

You will be a flexible and dynamic individual who enjoys the challenge and variety of working within a rapidly growing community with a mix of rural and metropolitan locations, and with families of a variety of backgrounds. You will also be someone who enjoys working in a team which adapts and innovates and has done so with great success during the recent most challenging times. Innovations are in response to the needs of the community, as well as the needs of the team. Recent innovations include the addition of phone and video support to clients, and laptops and mobile phones for all members of the team.

 Attributes we are looking for include:

  • Strong emotional intelligence
  • Authentic values and behaviour
  • Well-developed reflective practice and awareness of self
  • Ability to develop and maintain respectful and cooperative relationships ability to be a change agent
  • Sound understanding of the principles and practice around diversity and inclusive services
    commitment to quality customer service and improvement

Mandatory Requirements

  • Experience working in the Maternal & Child Health service and / or early years sector
  • A solid understanding of early childhood development and the multiple factors impacting this
  • Experience working with clients experiencing vulnerability
  • Current Working with Children's Check
  • Current driver's license and have access to own vehicle

 To Apply

  • Applications close Midnight Thursday, 24th September 2020
  • Please refer to the PD for further information https://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/jobsearch
  • For enquiries please contact Cathy Massoud Coordinator MCH 0409 541 795

 At Cardinia Shire Council, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion help us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please let us know. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.  

NSW Northern Health

Nurse Practitioner End of Life / Palliative Care Clarence Valley

Job description:

Grafton Employment Type: Permanent Full Time Position Classification: Nurse Practitioner -

Grafton Remuneration: $124,247.61 - $133,034.48 Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: REQ186688

NNSWLHD embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community. Northern NSW Local Health District is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably. For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people. Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia. For more information please see www.border.gov.au

Where you’ll be working

“A healthy community through quality care” Northern NSW Local Health District is located in north eastern NSW, extending from Grafton in the south, to Tweed Heads on the Queensland border, and west to Tabulam and Urbenville. Northern NSW offers a diverse range of landscapes and lifestyles, from world-heritage listed mountain ranges, to world-renowned surfing breaks, and everything in between. Our people live in some of Australia’s most vibrant regional centres, with first class infrastructure, unspoilt natural wonders, pristine coastlines, and a thriving arts scene. It’s a fast-growing region with rewarding careers and adventures to be found among the large cities, regional towns and relaxed rural villages.

Life in the Clarence Valley…. Tired of commuting? Looking for a change of scenery, or a smaller community to raise your family? When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing tree-change, a family destination or an adventure, the Clarence Valley has something to suit every lifestyle.

We do it differently up here – you might call us ‘rough around the edges’, but it’s more about being down to earth and everyone loves it that way. If you’re thinking about relocating, maybe we’re just what you need.

Enquiries:

Karen Bowen on karen.bowen@health.nsw.gov.au

For more details please phone: 02 6620 2100

Your Job Reference Number: REQ186688

Apply online at: https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/nnswlhd-int/via/MareeW-Zu2oBo/jobs/nurse-practitioner-end-of-life-palliative-care-clarence-valley-81115

Applications Close: 24 September 2020 

2019 Qld gov

Nurse Practitioner / Nurse Navigator (Respiratory)

Mount Isa Hospital, North West Hospital and Health Service

 

Job description:

The role aims to facilitate a patient's journey through an increasingly complex health system by reducing fragmentation, mitigating barriers, educating and empowering others, and coordinating care.

Competitive remuneration package with salary, 5 weeks p.a. leave and 17.5% loading, 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation. Other benefits may include RANIP, Salary Packaging, Professional Development, Accommodation/Relocation Assistance.

Nurse Grade 8: https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-MI352706 

Nurse Grade 7 (NP Candidate): https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-MI349791  

Contact person for more details:  Christine Davey

For more details please email:  christine.davey@health.qld.gov.au

For more details please phone: 0419 626 778

Closing Date: 07/10/2020

Job Reference Number: MI352706

On going roles for Nurse Practitioners

AUSMED Call for speakers

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Ausmed Education is calling for expressions of interest from Nurse Practitioners to provide high-quality educational sessions at our Australiawide conferences and seminars.  Presenting to groups of nurses, midwives and other health professionals, ranging in size from 15 to 200 on a range of topics, our educators enjoy the support of a respected and well-known company, dedicated to producing professional, engaging and effective educational experiences.  Dowload the flyer "Ongoing opportunities Ausmed 'Call for Speakers'" for all the details.

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