Enrolled Nurse - Youth Health


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (Up to 22/01/2021)
Position Classification: Enrolled Nurse Special Grade
Remuneration: $32.67 per hour
Hours Per Week: 38 (Job Share may be considered for part time hours)
Requisition ID: REQ166822
Location: Western Area Adolescent Team (WAAT) - Mount Druitt


Where you'll be working

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the

Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing

The Endorsed Enrolled Nurse, Youth Health (hereafter referred to as the EEN) is an associate to the registered nurse. The position will provide specific nursing services including primary health care nursing services for marginalised and at risk young people. The EEN assists in the triage, assessment, treatment and referral consistent with the roles of Youth Health.

Given the high correlation between mental health problems, substance use disorders and youth homelessness the position will retain high levels of responsibility for the management of complex, co-morbid homeless young people and in the establishment and maintenance of collaboration and partnership strategies with Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services and a range of community agencies and NGO services. The position will provide the opportunity for the service to engage with this marginalised and at risk population. It is envisaged that through the use of assessment and screening tools we will be able to provide early identification of emerging health issues, and thus be in position to provide early brief intervention and appropriate referral options for marginalised and at risk young people.

Nursing services are provided in a range of community settings, including accommodation services, youth services, patients’ own homes, and clinics in various locations.

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People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations.  For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa or a period not shorter than the duration of the advertised position.

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Essential Criteria:

Registration: Current APHRA registration – Nursing/Midwifery

Selection Criteria:

Current APHRA Registration – Enrolled Nurse, with demonstrated post registration experience. Demonstrated understanding of and experience working with young people including young people from marginalised and at risk groups

Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with other service providers including General Practitioners, Community Services, Non-Government Organisations and the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team

Demonstrated currency of practice and competence in assessing children and their families in relation to their health and social needs including an understanding of and commitment to Families NSW principles and the NSW Youth health framework

Demonstrated experience and knowledge working collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and with other service providers including Youth health, Allied health staff, General Practitioners, Child and Family Health Tertiary referral services

Demonstrated thorough understanding and ability to implement the principles of primary health care and work in partnership with families

Demonstrated high level communication, liaison, negotiation, time management, computer and presentation skills

Hold a current driver's license valid in Australia and is willing to use for work purposes.

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For role related queries or questions contact Graeme Pringle on **************@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 1 June 2020