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Wellbeing And Health In-reach Nurse (Whin) Coordinator

Hunter New England Local Health District - Newcastle, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

HNELHD is seeking six (6) enthusiastic and dynamic Clinical Nurse Specialists Grade 2 dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people across our District. Don't miss out - apply now!

Employment Type: 6 x Temporary Full Time until June 2024 (ongoing funding is subject to evaluation and review of program)
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2
Remuneration: $101,049.02 - $104,367.58 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ215783

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is seeking six enthusiastic and dynamic Clinical Nurse Specialists Grade 2 dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people. The six roles will be based at the following sites and you will be asked to nominate the location you are applying for in your application. Glen Innes; Maitland; Moree; Muswellbrook; Tamworth and Taree.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 will be employed as a Wellbeing and Health in-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator to facilitate identification of health, wellbeing and social needs and coordination of appropriate early intervention, assessments, and referral to services for school-aged children and young people. The WHIN Coordinator applies their specialist clinical nursing knowledge, experience and skill in providing complex health care coordination for school aged children, young people and their families in identified schools.

What you'll be doing:

A key part of the WHIN Coordinator role will be working with a significant level of autonomy in a school environment and facilitating access and coordination of services across multiple agencies, professions and groups.

The WHIN Coordinator will be working closely with school wellbeing teams, school principals, school staff, GPs, health and mental health services, child and family, youth and other specialist services, NGOs and local government services to identify health, wellbeing and social needs and coordinate appropriate intervention, assessment and referral to services for school-aged children, young people and their families.

Where you will be working:

You will be working with one of our community or children young people and families team/service and will be collocated in identified primary and/or high schools in the one of the following Local Government areas (Glen Innes; Maitland; Moree; Muswellbrook; Tamworth and Taree). You will be asked to nominate the location/s you are applying for in your application.

About Hunter New England Local Health District:

HNELHD is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession.

Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals
  • ADO's each month (for full time employees)
  • 4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Access to the Fitness Passport program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary full or part time vacancies.

Selection criteria:

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia.

  1. Current Registered Nurse Division 1 National Registration (AHPRA) with a minimum of 3 years post registration clinical experience working with children and young people, a post registration qualification related to the specialty area of child and family health, or paediatrics, or adolescent / youth health nursing practice or other related area.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of and experience working with children and young people, including marginalised and at-risk groups, and health promotion, prevention and early intervention approaches and evidence based practice.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to engage with families to address various health and mental health problems for children and young people and effectively liaise with health and social services involved in their care.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work within an interagency context, with an emphasis on relationship building, service delivery, quality of care and team cohesion, and an ability to identify and improve opportunities to enhance integration of care for children, young people and families.
  5. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including advanced verbal and written skills; an ability to negotiate and problem solve; and the capacity to collaborate with and influence health and other professionals.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilise electronic communication and medical record systems across a variety of applications, including eHealth technologies.
  7. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the provision and development of clinical practice by utilisation of evidence based research with a demonstrated understanding of current NSW Ministry of Health Policies and National and State Standards in relation to children and young people.
  8. Current NSW State driver's licence (including P1 or above) and willingness to use for work purposes.

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For role related queries or a confidential discussion please contact Margaret Hayes via email ([email protected]) or mobile (0427 618 801).

Applications Close: 2 March, 2021

Newcastle, NSW

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