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Area Care Assessment Consultant (Acfi)

Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution (RFBI) - Bathurst, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


12 months contract

About RFBI:

Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) was established in 1880 to help people in need. RFBI is an independent, not for profit organisation operating in NSW and ACT. We are an award winning, leading aged care provider with a vision to provide quality aged care services that are accessible by all people and has a positive impact on their lives. We operate 22 residential aged care villages, 20 retirement villages and a range of home and community services across NSW and the ACT.

Position Information:

We are currently looking for an experienced Registered Nurse who has a passion for ACFI and an eye for detail to fill the role of Area Care Assessment Consultant (ACFI). The geographical area of coverage may vary depending on the home base of the applicant however could include Bathurst, Dubbo, West Wyalong and Leeton. There will be some travel between villages, and overnight stays will be required.

This role is a 12 months contract reporting to the ACFI Manager. With this dynamic role, you are responsible for the ongoing assessment and monitoring of residents needs ensuring the effective delivery of inspired care to older persons and compliance with all relevant legislation within your assigned area. Through the utilisation of expert clinical knowledge you will ensure that residents receive care based on their needs and preferences while ensuring that ACFI funding is optimised.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for auditing all ACFI packs and providing feedback to staff to ensure congruency, accuracy and optimisation
  • Clinical assessments and documentation required for ACFI packs to be reviewed in conjunction with Care Assessment Coordinators within the required timeframes and to the required RFBI standard.
  • Undertake clinical assessment and documentation as required to ensure timely and accurate ACFI submissions
  • Review and ensure all reappraisals are correctly submitted.
  • Monitor current residents care needs and review in consultation with village staff to identify opportunities for optimisation in a timely manner.
  • Provides ACFI educational training as required.
  • Regularly attending ACFI case conferences at each site either in person or via video conference
  • Provide reports on ACFI information and outcomes as and when required.
  • Actively work within, and promotes the desired culture of RFBI ensuring all actions and interactions are conducted in a manner which supports the Vision, Mission and Values of the organisation
  • Contributes to the Continuous Quality Improvement process by taking an active part in creating and encouraging improvement for all stakeholders using the CQI system. Demonstrates accountability for continuous improvement in the provision of care and fulfils the organisation’s statutory requirements.

To be successful you will have the following:

  • Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse.
  • Tertiary qualification in Management or equivalent (desirable)
  • Thorough understanding of the Aged Care Accreditation Standards and Aged Care Funding Instrument
  • Previous experience in undertaking ACFI assessments and submissions
  • Extensive clinical and management experience within an aged care setting or healthcare/nursing
  • Experience with electronic clinical care systems (Icare)
  • Experience in managing resources
  • Proven track record in successfully delivering and coordinating training
  • Possess excellent leadership and communication skills and experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Superb communication, time management and customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office knowledge and experience
  • Must be able to travel extensively

Important Information:

  • You must have or be able to obtain a current National Police Check (AFP Code 22) and be willing to undergo a Pre-Employment Functional Assessment to be eligible for the role.
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia.
  • To be successful you will demonstrate your passion to make a difference in the lives of our residents and to work with them to ensure they receive the highest possible care, tailored to their needs and preferences.

This role will suit someone who would like to further their career in the Aged & Community Care sector and work for an organisation that provides fantastic team dynamics and the chance to make a real difference to our growing aging population. For further information please contact Anne Dand (RFBI ACFI Manager) on 0448 003 192.

Bathurst, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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