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Clinical Nurse Consultant

ALFRED HEALTH - Melbourne, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Permanent, Part-time (up to 32 hours per fortnight) 
  • Grade 4B Clinical Nurse Consultant 
  • Located at Caulfield Hospital 

The Department 

The Alfred Health Continence Service (AHCS) is a specialist multidisciplinary clinical service within the Home, Acute and Community program of Alfred Health. It provides comprehensive assessment and management of bowel, bladder, and pelvic floor dysfunction in adults. It also provides specialised investigations including bladder ultrasound, uroflowmetry and video urodynamics. It has a community focus with services provided through outpatient clinics and community visits in the local government areas of Port Phillip, Glen Eira and Stonnington. The AHCS also provides support to the inpatients of Caulfield Hospital.  

The Role 

As the Continence Clinical Nurse Consultant, you will: 

  • Provide continence assessment, management and advice to clients referred to the AHCS through outpatient clinics and home-based visits 
  • Develop individualised continence management plans based on best practice in collaboration with clients (and/or caregivers) 
  • Monitor and evaluate client outcomes to ensure service delivery reflects community expectations and best meets the needs of the clients 
  • Promote excellence in clinical practice and ensure good practice is consistently reflected in the provision of nursing care 
  • Liaise with relevant community services to provide healthcare and support to clients referred to the AHCS 
  • Maintain guidelines, local guidelines and administration processes relevant to the AHCS and associated Alfred Health practices in the hospital in consultation with the continence service team 
  • Ensure that services provided meet the needs and preferences of clients, their families and carers by implementation of quality improvement activities which evaluate the care provided. 

Essential Qualifications  

  • Current registration – Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency 
  • Post Graduate qualifications in continence assessment and management 
  • Current Victorian driver licence 

Desirable Qualifications and Experiences 

  • Post Graduate qualification and experience in a relevant nursing specialty e.g. aged care, community health, urological nursing 
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development. 
  • Current membership of the Continence Foundation of Australia and Continence Nurses Society Australia 
  • Extensive clinical practice in continence assessment, management, care and promotion 
  • Community nursing experience 
  • Experience in working autonomously with a multidisciplinary team 

Benefits 

  • Discount Health Insurance 
  • Car Parking (subject to availability) 
  • Onsite Gym 
  • Child care services 

Applications close 23 April 2021

All enquiries to Enrique (Eric) Cruz – Manager, Alfred Health Continence Service on 03 9076 6102. 

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged. 

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au