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June

Aged Care Nurse Practitioner

Barwon Health - Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION


  • Great career exposure and development opportunity not to be missed

  • Join an organisation that holds their consumers at the forefront

  • Temporary Part Time – 48 hrs per fortnight until 08/10/2021 

  • Relocate to Geelong, Australia and extend your career


About the Geelong Region


Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne, Geelong is becoming recognised as a creative city-region, adaptive and enterprising. The local government has also placed a great emphasis on innovation, employment and economic growth in the Geelong region.


About the facility


Formed in 1998, Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance. Health services available through Barwon Health cover the full spectrum from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care. With the exception of neurosurgery and transplantation, virtually all other specialties are available through University Hospital.


About the Program and role


The Residential In-reach Program is a Department of Health funded program developed to prevent avoidable presentations to the Emergency Department for residents in aged care facilities if timely and appropriate care can be provided in the facilities. The Residential In-reach Program at Barwon Health has a team including: Geriatrician, Geriatric Medicine Registrar, General Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners.


The Nurse Practitioner will provide comprehensive, advanced nursing care, in an expanded nursing role, to aged care residents across the Barwon Health region.


As a core member of the multidisciplinary team, the Nurse Practitioner will:



  • Provide advanced nursing care to residents/patients within a specific scope of practice

  • Ensure the provision of high quality comprehensive, individualised person centred care within the specific area of practice


The Nurse Practitioner will work collaboratively with the Residential In-reach Team, providing advanced comprehensive assessments and care plans.


Additionally the Nurse Practitioner will provide ongoing education of staff, residents and their families in managing their care. The Nurse Practitioner will aim to improve residents' quality of life through a coordinated approach to care and symptom management. He/she will act as a senior member of the interdisciplinary clinical team and play a key role in research, education and service planning.


About the culture


Become a part of a team who enjoys an interesting, challenging and meaningful work life. Continue to grow and develop your talents and capabilities with Barwon's commitment to professional development. The team are supportive, professional, educated and are only too willing to provide support and direction in providing high quality service of care.


Barwon Health staff benefits



  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

  • Relocation packages

  • Doorstep of the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast


Diversity and Inclusion


At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.


At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.


We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.


If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.


We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.


#Victoria

Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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