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Registered Nurse (Ward 2c Day Only/ambulatory Care) - Perm Ft

South Western Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week
Location: Fairfield Hospital
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $64,377.92 - $90,394.15 per annum
Requisition ID: REQ225453
Application Close Date: 16/05/2021

We aspire to bring out the best in customer and patient care

About The Opportunity
The Ambulatory Care Service provides care to acute clients in a hospital environment without the need for hospital admission. Patient referral sources come from within the hospital, Consultant VMO’s and Local Medical Officers. Some of these patients also are shared with community health with weekly case conference. Ambulatory Care attends to many infusions, wound management, medical and surgical procedures.

Ambulatory care assists in the early discharge of patients. The Ambulatory Care NUM where possible will attend patient journey board rounds in ward 1A and 2A to identify patients who are able to be discharged with Ambulatory Care and community services. This includes patients that may require specialist follow up by the chronic care CNS 2 for Respiratory or Cardiac Failure.

As well as providing medical and nursing services Ambulatory Care is a multidisciplinary team which includes Allied Health Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker. This group runs a very successful falls intervention service. Our Falls Intervention Team is well established and conducts 4 cycles of Able and Stable annually, each cycle run for 9 weeks. The multidisciplinary team meet weekly for case conference to discuss management and streamline the falls patient journey .This team includes the ASSET CNC, Dementia CNC and Emergency Department physiotherapist.
Ambulatory care comprises of 1 Doctors room, procedure room, 3 beds and 2 isolation rooms. As there is no Outpatients Department (OPD) in Fairfield Hospital, Ambulatory Care facilitates some outpatient clinics that are supported when able by the Ambulatory Care Nursing and Administration Staff. These clinics include Surgical, Orthopaedic and Medical Review clinics. Occasions of service for these clinics totalled 1,864 in 2016, which was another increase of patients seen. 

The Day Only Ward (DOW) is located on level 2 next to the Operating suite. DOW functions Monday to Saturday with the exception of Public Holidays. This is a closed unit due to capacity, patient safety and confidentiality. The majority of booked surgical patients (except paediatrics and planned caesarean patients) are admitted to the DOW for planned pre-operative and post-operative care. 

There are 4 surgical specialties General, Orthopaedic, Gynaecology and Hands. Patients are elective as well as emergency patients. 
 Patients are signed out by relative /carer and post-operative instructions and paperwork is given. This service continues to have positive results from patients and carers who appreciate the care given and concern shown.

DOW has a capacity of 12 beds and 7 chairs. At times this is not adequate due to increased patient numbers and flow processes to the department. This results in delays to Operating Theatres. This is more obvious when there are concurrent list which have a quick turnaround such as colonoscopies and the hand list. The Day Only Ward reports to the Operating Theatre Management Committee.

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.

Where you'll be working
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What you'll be doing

The Registered Nurse will provide safe, compassionate, quality, person centred care and work in collaboration with patients/families/carers and a multidisciplinary team to achieve identified goals and outcomes.
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, healthier communities.
All staff are expected to act as an appropriate and effective role model, promoting a culture that supports practices that reflect the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment through demonstrated behaviors and interactions with patients, clients and employees.
The vision of SWSLHD Nursing and Midwifery Service is Compassionate Nursing and Midwifery Care Always, through leading effective workplace cultures that improve the patient experience.

How to Apply

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

  1. Demonstrated recent experience as a Registered Nurse in an environment appropriate to the relevant speciality
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide safe compassionate quality care that is culturally responsive
  3. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and engage with patients/consumers, carers and the multidisciplinary health care team to identify and ensure responsiveness of care needs
  4. Demonstrated capacity to interact with others in a personable and professional manner and personally resolve conflicts when they arise
  5. Demonstrated evidence of the use of critical thinking as it relates to the delivery of evidenced based nursing care
  6. Demonstrated understanding and participation in risk management, work health and safety and quality improvement in the workplace.

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For role related queries or questions contact Winona Ranyard on 96168829 or via email at [email protected]

Interview Date Range: 19/05/2021 - 26/05/2021

Click ‘Apply’ to submit your application now.

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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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