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February

Enrolled Nurse (Biomedical Equipment And Education Service)

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - South Townsville, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service are seeking to recruit an experienced, client focused and outcomes driven Enrolled Nurse.

The Enrolled Nurse is an associate to the Registered Nurse to provide patient/client centred nursing care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse and in accordance with the Practice Standards as identified by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board.

The Enrolled Nurse within Biomedical Equipment and Education Service provides clinical expertise, support and education to nursing staff within the Townsville Hospital and Health Service to ensure the provision of best practice and quality patient care with an emphasis on equipment management, management of the bariatric patient and prevention and management of pressure injuries.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.

Biomedical Equipment and Education Service
Biomedical Equipment and Education Service (BEES)is responsible for helping to ensure the efficient and equitable management of high volume/no-specialised health technology assets across the Townsville University Hospital campus. Clinical support from BEES will be provided daily from 0730 - 2130 (Monday-Friday) and 0730 – 1600 (Saturday-Sunday).

The services provided by BEES include:

  • Supply of high volume use biomedical equipment.
  • Staff education and support in relation to the use of this equipment and bedside trouble shooting of problems that may arise with this equipment.
  • Advocacy, education and provision of equipment to support the recommendation of the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline (2014)
  • Provision of equipment and education in regard to the special care needs of bariatric patients.
  • Evaluation of equipment faults prior to items being sent to Biomedical Technology Services (BTS) for repair.
  • Evaluation of clinical equipment on trial, as required.
  • Consultation point for other facilities within our District in relation to pressure ulcer prevention and the management of bariatric patients.

Role requirements

  • Mandatory: Diploma of Nursing or equivalent is a mandatory qualification for this position
  • Highly Desirable: Evidence of completion of modules related to medication administration and peripheral intravenous therapy.
  • Shift Workers: Appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster, which will include participation in an on-call roster.
  • Travel: Please note, from time-to-time this position will be required to travel to, and work at, other facilities located within the Townsville Hospital and Health Service. This may involve day and/or overnight stays. Travel on small planes or ferry may be required. The successful applicant/s will need to be able to commit to this requirement.
  • Aged Care Pre Employment Screening will be required: Under section 96-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Department of Health Police Certificate Guidelines 2017, appointees to the position will require a current National Police Certificate. Townsville HHS will facilitate applicants obtaining the above check.
  • Influenza Vaccinations - Aged Care and Multipurpose Facilities
    From 1 May 2020 under the Aged Care Direction (No. 2) all people (including staff and visitors) entering a residential age care facility (including multipurpose facilities) must be vaccinated against influenza. A person to who the direction applies, commits and offence if the person fails without reasonable excuse to comply with the direction (section 362D of the Public Health Act. 2005).

Generous remuneration package value up to $40,155 p.a., comprising salary range of $31.46 to $33.39 p.h. (Nurse Grade 3), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.

The ideal applicant will be someone who has proven ability and can demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to contribute to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person centred nursing care under the delegation of the registered nurse/midwife.
  • Ability to work as an effective member within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with the multidisciplinary team, patients and their families.
  • Ability to use or learn to use information systems appropriate to the position.
  • Ability to demonstrate own ongoing professional development.

Living in Townsville, the largest regional centre in the North.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Please download the Role Description for future reference.
This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role: Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis

South Townsville, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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