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Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 - Aged Care Assessment Team - Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

I work for NSW - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 30/06/2022 with the possibility of extension at same/reduced hours subject to funding
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2
Remuneration: $101,049.02 - $104,367.58 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ218936
Applications Close: Tuesday 6 April 2021

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Aged Care Assessment Team with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. This position is based at Jardine Street offices at Fairy Meadow.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District covers from Helensburgh to Milton Ulladulla and has hospitals located at Bulli, Coledale, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Shellharbour, Milton Ulladulla, Nowra and Berry. When applying for this position please note that if you are successful you may be asked to work at any of these locations.

What You'll Be Doing

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will demonstrate the ability to act as a professional role model, delivering a high level capacity for client advocacy while demonstrating the ability to act as a change agent, provide effective clinical leadership and the ability to practice as an autonomous professional with the capacity to work within a Multidisciplinary team environment.

The CNS 2 will assist in the provision of supervision and support for less experienced assessors and will maintain their professional accountability and development in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia's Standards of Practice.

All staff are expected to act as an appropriate and effective role model and promote culture and supporting practices that reflect the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment through demonstrated behaviours and interactions with patients, clients /carers and employees.

The CNS2 in ACAT will Undertake the key role is to provide comprehensive assessment, referral, support and information to patient/clients/carer of clients regarding services that require access to Australian Government funded aged care services, placement or alternate services community Aged Care packages including (CHSP services). Provide a comprehensive assessment NSAF on My Aged Care, using mobile devises plan and co-ordinate care for clients. Refer clients to any CHSP services when required in the community. Provide information to patient/client/carer of clients regarding Commonwealth funded services.

Where you'll be working

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 .

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.

Visit our ISLHD Youtube Channel to see our people and location in action and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date @IllaShoalHealth.

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 https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017 before employment can commence.

An eligibility list will be created for future Temporary Full-Time and Part-Time positions.

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#

Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/guide/nswhealth/Pages/apply-for-position.aspx

Selection Criteria

  • High level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing quality service and quality improvement initiatives in workplace practices and procedures.
  • Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and demonstrated ability to actively contribute to the development of clinical practice.
  • Relevant post-registration qualifications in Aged care with at least 3 years' experience working in the clinical area of their specified post-graduate qualification.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise extended autonomy of decision making capabilities and leadership in the development of nursing specialty clinical practice and Service delivery.
  • Commitment to contribute to own and the teams professional development, to act as a resource person and mentor to others within the specialty.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional knowledge and judgement in providing assessment requirements of in the specialty field.

Need more information?

  • Click here for the Position Description
  • Find out more about applying for this position

  • For role related queries or questions contact Lynne Yates on (02) 4231 7041 or Lynne.Yates@health.nsw.gov.au

    Agency: Health

    Wollongong, NSW

    Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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