Enrolled Nurse - Aged Care Rehabilitation Ward - Prince Of Wales Hospital

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Enrolled Nurse
Remuneration: $57850.38 - $62859.52 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ157220

South Eastern Sydney 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.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.

Enrolled Nurse required for the 17 bed Aged Care rehabilitation ward and the co-located 6 bed AACE secure unit (for patients who have dementia and/or acute delirium and behaviour issues). Nursing staff are expected to rotate between both units and will need excellent nursing assessment skills including managing deteriorating patients, falls risk and skin integrity assessments, and goal planning with patients with a rehabilitation focus. Knowledge and passion around looking after aged care patients and geriatric syndromes will be highly regarded.

Where you'll be working
The Prince of Wales Hospital is a major teaching hospital based in Sydney's eastern suburbs that serves all of New South Wales. The hospital is situated close to the city, Bondi Beach, excellent shopping facilities, and within walking distance to Coogee Beach.

We are affiliated with the University of NSW, one of the premier medical teaching facilities in Australia. This assists us to provide excellence in care in conjunction with our commitment to clinical teaching and medical research.

Currently the NSW Government is investing $720 million to redevelop the Prince of Wales Hospital and progress the vision of Randwick as a world-leading centre for health and wellbeing, research, education and teaching. An Acute Services Building will be built in Stage 1 including a new adult emergency department, extra beds, intensive care unit, and new operating theatres for the campus.

More than just a new hospital building, this major redevelopment will transform how we deliver health services at Randwick. This facility will enable us to continue to attract and retain the best nurses, doctors and support staff and meet the changing health needs of our community. The redevelopment expands opportunities for cutting-edge health research, world first treatments and improved patient outcomes.

What you'll be doing

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

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 and employees.

All staff are expected to take reasonable care that their actions do not adversely affect the health and safety of others, that they comply with any reasonable instruction that is given them and with any reasonable policies/procedures relating to health or safety in the workplace, as well as notifying any hazards/risks or incidents to their managers.

The Enrolled Nurse delivers high quality nursing care to patients/clients of the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) consistent with SESLHD and POWH policies, procedures and standards.
The Enrolled Nurse works under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, and assists in the provision of nursing care.

Enrolled Nurses retain responsibility for their personal actions whilst remaining accountable to the Registered Nurse for delegated functions. All Enrolled Nurses must comply and act in accordance with recognised professional and organisational standards established by: NSW Health, The Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Prince of Wales Hospital

The vision for nursing at Prince of Wales Hospital is to embrace a culture that enables all persons to flourish.

Nurses at the Prince of Wales Hospital are committed to working within Practice Development principles. This is enabled through a framework of inclusiveness, active participation and collaboration. Our staff, through facilitation, are empowered and engaged in the shared decision making process in order to influence practice. This is achieved by working together in an environment which supports person centredness through evidence based care, learning and enquiry.

Clinical supervision at the point of care is the role and responsibility of each Registered Nurse/Midwife and Enrolled Nurse within everyday clinical practice, in line with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Decision Making Frameworks for Nurses and Midwives.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Current registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  2. Holds a Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia approved qualification in medicines administration, including intravenous therapy
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers, other care providers, hospital clinicians, immediate team members and other stakeholders
  4. Supports working in a person centred environment
  5. Current professional practice knowledge base
  6. Basic computer skills and proven ability to use health information systems
  7. Knowledge and understanding of risk management, safety and quality principles and the role of the Enrolled Nurse in applying these principles.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Jane Bayaca on 9382 4268 or ***********@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 6 April, 2020