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Emergency Department Support Officer.

I work for NSW - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Various
Position Classification: Wardsperson
Remuneration: $51674 - $52059.6
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ208870
Applications Close: Sunday 14 February 2021

What You'll Be Doing

The Emergency Department Support Officer (EDSO) works as a member of the Emergency Department team to provide non-clinical support to the Emergency staff complementing the delivery of safe, effective and quality patient care. This includes: transporting of patients to wards and other departments within in the hospital and assisting patients to vehicles and transport, couriering of items, episodic cleaning within the Emergency Department Environment, assisting the delivery of meals and beverages and restocking equipment and deliveries arriving to the department.

Where you’ll be working

Wollongong Hospital is the largest of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s eight hospitals with 500 beds, over 63,000 emergency presentations and treats more than 48,000 patients annually. It is the region’s tertiary referral hospital and provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and community-based services including; aged care, allied health, medicine and critical care, surgical and medical services, outpatient and referral services.

Wollongong is located 80km south of Sydney on a narrow coastal strip bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south, the Tasman Sea to the east and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west. Wollongong is a beautiful seaside city nestled between the dramatic Illawarra escarpment and the Tasman Sea, located only an hour’s drive south of Sydney. Learn more about the lifestyle benefits of living and working in Wollongong .

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

The values of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District guide the behaviour and professional standards of our staff and underpin the ways in which we engage with our patients and consumers. Our CORE Values are Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment .

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2018_009 before employment can commence.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to Work Health and Safety issues in particular basic manual handling techniques involved in lifting and transferring of patients.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally with members of the public and staff with a courteous and strong responsive customer focused service and an appreciation of confidentiality. Aiming to maintain the Hospitals CORE Values in all areas of your role.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting and commitment to harmonious work relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand essential documentation including safe work practices, manual handling and infection control procedures.
  • Ability to prioritise in a demanding work environment.
  • Demonstrated high degree of reliability and punctuality.
  • Ability to work shift work and successful experience in team environment and the ability to work under supervision and/or independently .
  • Must be able to fulfil the physical requirements of the position.
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For role related queries or questions contact Victoria Bailey on VictoriaNorma.Bailey@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: Sunday 21 February 2021

Agency: Health

Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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