Midwife/Nurse

  • Base/Location:Njernda Medical Centre, 84 - 86 Hare Street Echuca
  • Reports To:Medical Manager
  • Hours:Full Time/Part Time
  • Award:As per Award
Organisational Values
  • CULTURAL SENSISTIVITY – Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgment
  • RESPECT – Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
  • ADVOCACY – Working to transform the disadvantaged and challenge the causes that impact on our community
  • RESILIENCE – Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
  • ACCOUNTABILITY – taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Key Responsibilities

Clinical nurse care

  • Provide proficient general practice nursing duties in line with scope of practice and/or under direction of GPs
  • Evidence based chronic disease management.
  • Conduct preventative screening.
  • Demonstrate organisational values including respect, dignity and cultural safety.
  • Plan and manage holistic patient care in consultation with medical staff while acting as patient advocate.
  • Liaise with hospitals, community agencies and allied health to coordinate patient care.
  • Share innovative practice and work as an integrated team.

Midwife nurse care

Assist women to participate effectively in their ante and post-natal care by:

  • providing health information, support, and home visit if required
  • work collaboratively with GPs/Obstetricians to support client care and best practice
  • referring to Family Support and other services
  • making appointments (including hospital orientation and admission);
  • accompanying women to appointments if required
  • maintaining contact for 6-8 weeks after the birth.
  • Liaise with GP’s, Echuca Regional Health Service and other agencies as required.
  • Supervise the collection of data in conjunction with Echuca Regional Health.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings contributing to policy and program development when required.
  • Attend and participate in general staff and planning meetings as required.
  • Understand and actively promote the philosophy and need for Aboriginal community controlled services.
  • Always ensure the confidentiality of all information.
  • Act always in a professional manner in accordance with the policies and practices of the Corporation.
  • Other duties such as infection control, immunisation/vaccination, stock control, etc.

General practice environment

  • Maintain accurate documentation using clinical software including recall/reminder systems, clinical handover, etc
  • Apply knowledge of referral pathways and funding models to deliver optimal care.
  • Implement general practice management plans and team care arrangements in consultation with GPs and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate understanding of workplace health and safety principles.
  • Ensure compliance with RACGP Standards
  • Ensure clinical governance for cold chain management, infection control, and safe use of medicines following federal/state legislation.

Collaborative practice

  • Work as a collaborative member of the multidisciplinary team, reflecting the values of the organisation.
  • Work as an inclusive member of the clinical team, providing appropriate support and mentoring for Aboriginal health workers, registrars, medical and nurse students.
  • Demonstrate a high level of teamwork, support, engagement, and communication with the general practice nursing team.
  • Participate in quality improvement strategies as required to bring efficiencies to practice systems, procedures, and clinical outcomes.

Professional practice

  • Maintain awareness of current legislation to ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory obligations.
  • Ensure care is evidence-based and delivered using clinical guidelines and practice to underpin competency.
  • Use health literacy principles to lead patient education, community health and outreach programs as well as health promotion initiatives.
  • Practice within the organisation’s policy and nursing standards and codes.
  • Undertake continuing professional development.
  • Review systems and procedures to ensure efficient and accessible care.

 

Key selection criteria

Essential

  • AHPRA registration as a registered nurse and preferably as a midwife
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Current criminal record screening.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • Continuing professional development in accordance with national registration requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of the general practice environment and its relationship to the broader health sector and local community health priorities
  • Demonstrated patient-focused, goal-orientated approach to service provision.
  • A commitment to continuing quality improvement and maintaining accreditation standards
  • An understanding and working knowledge of issues related to Aboriginal Communities.
  • A commitment to and an understanding of Aboriginal cultures and values.
  • A proven ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Recognised qualifications and experience in midwifery (preferable).
  • An understanding and working knowledge of issues related to Aboriginal Communities.
  • A commitment to and an understanding of Aboriginal cultures and values.
  • A proven ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer skills.

 

Other relevant information

  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety

principles and practices is required

  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.

 

Written applications should include a covering letter.  Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

To be eligible for an interview applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To: Corporate Services Manager  

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

307 High Street,

Echuca Vic 3564            

(PO Box 201)

Echuca Vic 3564

Email            HR@njernda.com.au

All applications close:           18th February 2022

Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

  • Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

All applications close: 18th Feb 2022

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