Practice Nurse and/or Nurse Midwife

  • Base/Location:Njernda Medical Centre, 84 Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Health & Wellbeing Services Manager    
  • Hours:Full time / Part time      
  • Award:Registered Nurse Award Level 2
  • Position Scope:

    Provide proficient general practice nursing duties in line with scope of practice and/or under direction of GPs

Organizational Values
Respect Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Accountability Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Resilience Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Advocacy Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
Cultural Sensitivity Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement

 

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.

Commitment to Safety

All children have the right to be children and live free of abuse and neglect, so they can grow, learn, and develop. Everyone within Njernda is responsible for ensuring a culture of child safety; preventing child abuse and abiding by the Child Safety Principles

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.

 

To be Eligible for an Interview

The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.

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

Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time.

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To:             Human Resources Department

                  Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

                  P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564

Email         jobs@njernda.com.au

 

 

All applications close: 14th Jul 2024

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