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Practice Development Nurse, Berengarra, New Aged Care Facility

St Vincent's Health Australia - Kew, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Job Description:Practice Development Nurse, Berengarra Residential Aged Care FacilityJoin the team at our new Aged Care Facility, Berengarra, located in KewPermanent part time position, 36 hours per weekExcellent career opportunityAbout the Company St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service, which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. Part of Australia's largest not-for-profit Catholic health and aged care network, St Vincent's Health Australia, SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM's mission is to provide high quality and efficient health services to the people of Victoria in accordance with the philosophy of St Vincent’s Health Australia. This mission is based on the values of compassion, justice, integrity and excellence. About the departmentEducation and Learning is a multi-campus unit overseeing the education of staff across St Vincent’s Melbourne.Berengarra, a new multi storey 90 bed state of the art residential aged care facility comprises 60 mainstream and 30 Aged Persons’ Mental Health (APMH) beds designed to deliver contemporary best practice person centred care. Berengarra is co-located with St George’s Hospital in Kew and compliments a suite of existing St Vincent’s Melbourne’s residential facilities: Auburn House, Riverside House, Cambridge and Prague House. The care model for Berengarra is that of person centred care, which has at its core the responsibility to ensure and facilitate personal choice in every aspect of life. We provide an environment that eliminates institutional elements to the greatest extent and supports care designed in consultation with each person. Berengarra will welcome the first residents in March, we will gradually increase the number of residents to reach full capacity.About youThe Practice Development Nurse – Residential Aged Care will be responsible for the support and development of clinical practice for all nurses working at Berengarra, as well as the broader SVHM residential nursing staff. You will achieve this by implementing clinically based education using the principles of Evidenced Based Practice to improve the delivery of nursing care whilst ensuring care meets Aged Care and Accreditation Standards. Furthermore, they will be responsible for their own professional development in order to maintain expert clinical skills and advanced knowledge.Classifications for this position will be YZ7 ($107,120 base salary per annum).Qualification, Skills and ExperienceBachelor of NursingCurrent Nursing Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing (Aged Care or Medical)Experience in the delivery of residential aged careNursing experience post graduate yearAdvanced clinical nursing skillsExperience in clinical teaching, clinical supervision or preceptorship of nursing staffUnderstanding of relevant legislation, of the principles and practice of aged care, and a working knowledge of the Commonwealth Residential Care Standards and accreditation process.DutiesFacilitation of nurse education in allocated areasFacilitation of education and support of graduate nurse program participants in allocated areasFacilitation of locally based clinical competenciesAssist with the facilitation of workshops/study days/programs with relation to Residential Aged CareAssist Nurse Unit Managers with changes to practice at a local levelParticipate in lectures for broader education programs as per knowledge and clinical experienceBenefitsSalary packagingEmployee Assistance ProgramStaff Car Park