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Care Coordinator – Chronic And Complex Care

Western Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 41278

Multiple opportunities exists for experienced and enthusiastic Clinicians and Nurses to join the Western Health at Home teams within the Chronic and Complex Care Division.

The Western Health at Home teams deliver care in the community to patients in their own homes and residential aged care facilities.

The aim of the service is to:

  • provide an alternative to hospital presentation and admissions

  • effectively coordinate the care of people with Chronic and complex conditions

  • promote and support safe and early discharge from inpatient settings

  • provide support for patients to remain at home following a change in health or functional ability and

  • provide an urgent response service to clients who become unwell in their home

The role of the Care Coordinator is essential to the Western Health at home team in providing clients and carers’ with coordination and management of their chronic illness and navigation of the Health and Primary care system. The Care Coordinator is responsible for comprehensive patient assessments, providing self-management support and coordinating patient healthcare needs across the health care continuum, through a variety of mediums including, face to face consultation, phone, telehealth and the use of client management systems.

The Care Coordinator works within a multidisciplinary team model of care and contributes to team based care plan development in collaboration with the client. They will also play a vital role in ensuring that patients are actively engaged with their GP in establishing Advanced Care plans that are available for utilisation in the acute care sector.

Skills & Experience or Essential criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification as a Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional and eligibility for registration with relevant body

  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience in relevant acute/community setting

  • Previous Care coordination experience

  • Strong leadership skills, including proven interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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