Clinical Nurse (Casual)

  • Base/Location:Njernda Aboriginal Corporation, 84 Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Health Manager
  • Hours:Casual
  • Position Scope:

    The Clinic Nurse is responsible for providing patient care by administering treatment and medications, performing diagnostic tests, and arranging patient follow-up; and record patients’ medical histories and symptoms.

 Organisational Values:

  • Professional Integrity
    We treat all our people with dignity and respect
  • Quality
    We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
  • Responsibility
    We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Client Focus
    We work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination of the Njernda Medical Clinic.
  • Assist clients to participate effectively in their health care by:
  • providing health information
  • maintaining regular contact which may include making home visits.
  • This may include providing transport to and from services
  • referring to Family Support and other services
  • making appointments (including hospital orientation and admission);
  • Liaise with GP’s, Echuca Regional Health Service and other agencies as required.
  • Supervise the collection of data in conjunction with Echuca Regional Health.
  • Function as a team member in close liaison with other health staff.
  • 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.
  • Represent the service at conferences and public speaking engagements 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.
  • This position is responsible for clinical governance within the Medical Practice which is responsible for patient safety and quality care.
  • Maintain the register for slips, lapses, and incident register
  • Responsible for the policy on Clinical handover
  • Patient feedback

Key Selection Criteria:

Applicants must possess:

  • Recognised qualifications and experience in Nursing.
  • 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.
  • A current Victorian driver’s license.

Other relevant information                                        

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Police check & Working with Children check.
  • 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 and forward to:

All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To:                  Corporate Services Manager

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 201

Echuca Vic 3564


 All applications close: 10th May 2021

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

All applications close: 10th May 2021

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