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Infectious Diseases Clinical Nurse Consultant 4b

St Vincent's Health - Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description:

Full time fixed term until 31St March 2022

Challenging and rewarding work environment

Friendly and supportive team environment

About the Company
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department

This position is part of the Health Independence Program (HIP) and is delivered in partnership with North Richmond Community Health.

The intent of HIP is to deliver improved outcomes for clients and to support hospital demand management and flow, through delivering integrated and coordinated care to clients across the hospital and community interface, reducing duplication and fragmentation of services and ensuring client centred care planning.

NRCH is committed to making healthcare accessible and culturally relevant. The community health centre in Richmond provides a range of medical, allied health, dental and community services to clients from all backgrounds. NRCH also provide specialist health services in other parts of Victoria, and work with health, government and community services around the country.

In June 2020 Victorian Government announced that The North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is granted a three year extension, with a second facility set to open. This position will be based at NRCH and will work closely with clients that access the MSIR (Injecting Drug Users).

SVHM HIP consists of integrated hub sites across several locations including in Fitzroy, Kew, North Richmond and Northcote.

This position will be part of the HIP Complex Care team based in the first instance at the North Richmond Community Health.

About the Role

An opportunity currently exists for an Infectious Disease Clinical Nurse Consultant to join the HIP team on a full time, temporary project funded basis.

The CNC will provide in-reach specialist care coordination and clinical intervention to a highly vulnerable population that access the safe environment of MSIR. The CNC will provide specialist nursing assessment and implement clinical management strategies in order to improve health outcomes and prevent hospital presentations for people living with drug addiction, Hepatitis C, HIV and/or other infectious diseases.

This role includes conducting comprehensive holistic health assessments and nursing specific assessments, coordinating health and social care needs and determining when specialist services are required, monitoring achievement of client goals, facilitating intervention from other health care professionals and ensuring appropriate linkages with hospital and community services.

Interventions will optimise clients’ safety, wellbeing and self-management skills through a collaborative care coordination approach, and will integrate traditional hospital based health care services with primary health care.

Classifications for this position will range between Registered Nurse Grade 4B ZJ4 - ZJ7 ($107,000 per annum).

Duties

Undertake holistic comprehensive assessments in collaboration with the client using motivational interviewing and self-management approaches.

Collaborative care planning with clients, carers and/or families in the context of their health, functional, psychosocial, cultural, environmental, safety and economic needs. Facilitation of client generated goals, that are realistic, time limited and based on addressing health and wellbeing needs. Monitor health outcomes and plan for the transition and exit from the program, ensuring appropriate long term community supports are in place on discharge.

Lead a culture of risk identification, reporting, documentation and management.

Contribute to the development of referral pathways between the MSIR consumers and SVHM, Community Health and welfare services.

Work collaboratively with the MSIR and NRCH staff to foster a joint understanding of the evolving model of care

Actively contribute to the ongoing development of this new model of care and work closely with the SVHM HIP MSIR Senior Mental Health Clinician

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Registered Nurse with a minimum of 5 years discipline specific skills & 2 years’ experience in HIV and/or infectious diseases.

Extensive experience working with clients with multiple health issues, comorbidities and complex care needs that impact safety, function and independence

Specialised skills in one or more of the following areas:

Homelessness

Mental Health

Chronic Disease

Substance abuse

Current Victorian Driver’s License.

Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park
Application
  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist: Review the following documents:

Contact Details: Manager Access and Disease, Natalie Pollard, 0429 077 212, natalie.pollard@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact: Manager Complex Aged Care, Darren Gaut, 0428 313 190, darren.gaut@svha.org.au

Closing Date: 19 April 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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