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May

Clinical Nurse Consultant - Specialist Dementia Care

Monash Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a great opportunity for a suitably experienced Registered Nurse to work in a newly created Clinical Nurse Consultant role - Specialised Dementia Care Program (SPCD)



  • Part time position 0.5 EFT – for fixed Term - 1 year

  • Based at Hammond Care – Caulfield


Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.


About Us


Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.


The Specialist Dementia care Program is a Commonwealth and State health department initiative to provide specialised care to people living with Behavioural and Psychological symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) with the aim to reduce or stabilise symptoms so that people can transition back to mainstream residential aged care


About the Role


The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP) forms part of the multidisciplinary team and focuses on the health care of residents in residential aged care with BPSD. Working with the team to provide specialist support as a resource to improve the symptoms and experience of residents with Behavioural and Psychological symptoms of Dementia.


The CNC – SPCD aims to improve outcomes in resident care working directly with the staff members, residents, and their family/carer and indirectly through increasing the capacity of staff to recognise and attend to the people living with Behavioural and Psychological symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) 


In this role you will:



  • provide expert assessment and intervention;

  • provide education, support and guidance to staff

  • collaborate with them in developing a plans of care;

  • act as a positive role model demonstrating contemporary best practice in Dementia (BSPD) care

  • work with the team as a resource on SDCP related matters, education and development.

  • As a member of a multidisciplinary team you will actively consult with other staff members on specialist matters, in relation to client needs


If you have current AHPRA registration, with post graduate qualifications in Mental Health or Gerontology


Your experiences with us will be varied and stimulating, giving you true diversity in your job and exposure to a specialist care program that will broaden your experience further.


Monash Health will offer:



  • salary packaging

  • friendly and supportive culture

  • opportunity to experience various teams

  • ongoing supervision and professional development


Things you need to Know


Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.


Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:



  • reference checks

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)

  • proof of immunisation.


A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.


As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.


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Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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