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Wellbeing And Health In-reach Nurse Coordinator (Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2) - Temp Ft

South Western Sydney Local Health District - Australia,

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 30/06/2021, 38 hours per week
Location: South Western Sydney Local Health District
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2
Remuneration: $2,659.18 - $2,746.52 per week
Requisition ID: REQ215734
Application Close Date: 07/03/2021

There are wonderful opportunities to progress and excel in your career

About The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity is available for Wellbeing and Health In-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator’s to join the Primary & Community Health team in SWSLHD. These newly created positions will work in partnership with the Department of Education providing complex health care coordination for school aged children, young people and their families. These roles works across the community setting and will be based in one of five identified schools in south western Sydney. The WHIN Coordinators will be responsible for providing early intervention, case management and coordination and will support the implementation and evaluation of this project until June 2024.

Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.

Where You'll Be Working
At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

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Workplace Giving Program

South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.

What you'll be doing

The Wellbeing and Health in-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator CNS2 is responsible for facilitating identification of health, wellbeing and social needs and the coordination of appropriate early intervention, assessments, and referral to services for school-aged children and young people attending designated primary and secondary schools across SWSLHD.

The WHIN Coordinator CNS2 is a Registered Nurse who works in identified local schools and 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 these schools.
The WHIN Coordinator CNS2 role requires leadership, specialist skills, capacity for a significant level of autonomy and independent work in an interagency context. Coordination of access to services across multiple agencies, professions and groups will be part of the role.
The scope of the WHIN Coordinator role is to:

  • Work with local school principals, school wellbeing teams, school counsellors and psychologists, school staff and local services to deliver the WHIN Coordinator model of care service.
  • Build trusting relationships with students and families to identify health needs and address barriers to accessing services.
  • Establish a family focussed approach to connecting students and families to services.
  • Identify and triage the health needs of students and families.
  • Assist in coordination of appropriate early intervention, assessments, and referral to services and programs.
  • Contribute to care coordination and case management of vulnerable children, young people and families.
  • Support access to health promotion programs and services to improve the health and wellbeing of the school community and provide support for students and families to improve health literacy and access to services.
  • Work within locally agreed protocols and governance arrangements across Health and Education sectors.
  • Build and maintain relationships with service providers and establish effective referral pathways.
  • Collect and report on service events as required, maintain confidentiality and accurate health care documentation.

Activities out of scope are:

  • Providing lessons on health and wellbeing within the classroom.
  • Undertaking individual or group mental health interventions with students.
  • Providing population screening for health and development (although the WHIN Coordinator may coordinate access to screening services if required).
  • Providing support for students who require health care procedures while at school, including toileting, tube feeding, tracheotomy suctioning, diabetes management.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  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 unrestricted Australian drivers licence (P2 Licence Acceptable) subject to obtaining NSW drivers licence within 3 months of appointment.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Wendy Geddes on 02 4621 8762 or via email on [email protected]

Interview Date Range: 10/03/2021 – 17/03/2021

Click ‘Apply’ to submit your application now.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process.

If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on [email protected].

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