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Registered Nurse Level 3 Grade 1 - Renal Supportive Care Nurse

41 days ago: ACT Government Health

Job Description

Description

 

Job Title: Renal Supportive Care Nurse

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1              

Position Number: 41264

Annual Salary: $101,175 - $105,339                           

Branch: Medicine                             

Section: Renal Outpatients                          
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time

Closing Date: 24 January 2019                     

Contact Officer:   Alison Winsbury (02) 6244 3062 Alison.Winsbury@act.gov.au

About us 

Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.   Canberra Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. Canberra Health Services is committed to the delivery of person and family centred, safe and high-quality care in a sustainable health system. This will be achieved with key strategic priorities for CHS which includes ensuring the delivery of Canberra Health Service’s Quality Strategy and government priorities and aligning them with Canberra Health Services’s Territory Wide Services Framework. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities. Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

Overview of the work area and position

The Canberra Health Services Division of Medicine provides a range of medical specialties and allied health services.  A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. The Renal Network offers a range of services for patients with various stages of renal impairment across ACT and Southern NSW. These include acute, satellite and home dialysis, the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) program, renal transplantation, dialysis access and general nephrology services. This team has a multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on research and evidence-based practice and is committed to partnering with patients to provide excellent care. Principles of Renal Supportive Care - Renal Supportive care involves an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the skills of renal medicine and palliative care to help patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease, to live as well as possible by better managing their symptoms and supporting them in living with advanced disease. It also encompasses advance care planning and end of life care. The Renal Supportive Care Nurse position is based at the Canberra Hospital and reports to the Clinical Nurse Co nsultant of Renal Outpatients. The Renal Supportive Care (RSC) nurse will  provide expert clinical advice to patients, carers, and other health care professionals within the defined specialty of Renal Medicine. The RSC nurse develops, facilitates, implements and evaluates care management plans for patients with complex health needs and high symptom burden associated with kidney failure and other co-morbidities. This involves liaising with patients and their families, nephrologists, General Practitioners, palliative care services, geriatricians, social workers, dieticians, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists. The RSC nurse provides leadership that facilitates the ongoing development of clinical practice. The RSC nurse contributes to the development and delivery of speciality related education programs for both patients and staff. The RSC nurse initiates and utilises findings of research in the provision of clinical services. This role participates in processes for the strategic and operational planning for the renal supportive care service.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Mandatory:

·         Be registered or have applied for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

·         Minimum three years nursing experience providing care to patients with chronic disease  

Desirable:

·         Has a current valid driver’s licence

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

·         Undergo a pre-employment Police check 

·         Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy (OMU)

·         Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011

Duties

1.       Clinical Service and Consultancy

·         Responsible for the coordination of care for patient including dialysis and transplant patients with a high symptom burden, patients withdrawing from dialysis and those on the conservative pathway. 

·         Responsible for coordinating access to community palliative care support services including admission to Clare Holland House.

·         Resource person for the clinical care of RSC patients in hospital and the community.

·         Identifies and adopts innovative clinical practice models e.g. implementation and evaluation of new treatments, technologies, and therapeutic techniques relating to Renal Supportive Care.

2.       Clinical Leadership

·          Acts as a role model and expert clinician in the clinical setting.

·         Contributes to the development and management of clinical processes, e.g. care maps, clinical pathways.

·          Provides leadership in the ongoing review of clinical practice as required.

·          Participates on state and national working parties.

3.       Education

·         Participates in formal and informal education programs.

·         Identifies clinical education needs.

·         Collaborates with others in the development and delivery of education programs.

·         Develops education resources for nurses and other health care professionals of the Renal Network

4.       Research

·         Initiates, conducts and disseminates the findings of locally based research in Renal Supportive Care.

·         Adapts and applies related scientific research to the field of renal supportive care.

·         Initiates original research projects and works towards own research publications and presentations.

5.       Clinical Services Planning and Management

·         Participates in identifying future issues and new directions for the service.

·         Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the business service plan for renal supportive care.

·         Participates in ongoing comprehensive analyses of current practice and the impact of new directions on the renal supportive care service.

·         Leads and collaborates in the design and implementation of quality improvement initiatives.

·         Understands and incorporates the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards into clinical practice and service delivery.

6.       Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them. 

1.       Proven advanced clinical leadership knowledge and skills with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in nursing practice whilst providing holistic care to patients with chronic disease.

2.       Demonstrated excellent cross-cultural communication and inter-personal skills with thorough knowledge and experience in providing person centred care in a multidisciplinary team.

3.       Proven ability to implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice by the use of evidence-based research.

4.       Extensive knowledge and application of quality improvement, research and best practice principles in line with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards with demonstrated commitment to professional development of self and others.

5.       Demonstrated commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.


How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current Curriculum Vitae. For more information on how to apply go to  http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply . For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.  

Job

:   Registered Nurses & Midwives

Salary Range

:   101,175.00   -   105,339.00

Closing Date

:   24/Jan/2019, 8:59:00 PM  

  Description   Job Title: Renal Supportive Care Nurse Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3.1               Position Number: 41264 Annual Salary: $101,175 - $105,339                            Branch: Medicine                              Section: Renal Outpatients                           Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time Closing Date: 24 January 2019                      Contact Officer:   Alison Winsbury (02) 6244 3062 Alison.Winsbury@act.gov.au   About us    Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.   Canberra Health Services provides...