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April

Enrolled Nurse - Medication Endorsed | Correctional Health

ST VINCENT'S HOSPITAL - Truganina, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Work for one of Australia’s leading hospital groups
  • Located in the Western Suburbs
  • Part time roles available
  • Start in Mid-March

Why work for St Vincent’s Correctional Health Service?

  • Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable patients
  • Job development opportunities in a growing service and support for professional development
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Correctional health allowance, Free car parking

About the Company

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About the Department

St Vincent's Correctional Health Service (SVCHS) at Port Phillip Prison (PPP) provides primary health, mental health and secondary medical health care to prisoners at Port Phillip Prison, Laverton. Port Phillip Prison is a maximum security male prison accommodating approximately 1107 inmates and is situated 20 km West of Melbourne. SVCHS works collaboratively with Forensic Mental Health Services (FMHS) who provides secondary outpatient and inpatient care for those prisoners with a mental illness.

About the Role

The Medication Endorsed Enrolled Nurse will provide safe and effective assessment, treatment and management of patients, under the direction of a Registered Nurse, and deliver nursing care through:

  • Clinical assessment and monitoring
  • Medication management and monitoring (according to scope of practice)
  • Escalation of deteriorating health status and/or care needs
  • Accurate, comprehensive and timely clinical documentation

Classifications for this position will range from IB66 - IB75 ($60,320 - $74,120 per annum).

About you

You are a motivated, engaging, and compassionate person who is looking to make a difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable. You have a comprehensive understanding of the health needs for prisoner populations, including knowledge of alcohol and other drugs, mental health and homelessness. You are a team player and a respectful and professional person who demonstrates a high level of moral values, interpersonal and influencing skills and strives to deliver consistency in all that you do. You possess attributes including resilience, integrity and the ability to think on your feet.

Duties

  • Undertake comprehensive health screening, assessment, treatment and management of allocated patients and provide high quality care that is safe, effective, timely, clinically appropriate and in accordance to professional nursing standards.
  • Respond to and escalate clinical changes in patient’s conditions and initiate consultations with relevant medical/nursing and multidisciplinary team as required.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation within the electronic medical file is comprehensive and meets professional nursing standards.
  • Support discharge planning processes (and subsequent documentation), ensuring that all patients are offered the opportunity to be involved with and determine any appropriate post-release referrals and community based support services.
  • Participate in case conferences, ward rounds and other clinical management meetings for team based care planning.
  • Provide education to patients regarding medication, self-help and coping strategies and symptom management.
  • Effective communication with SVCHS staff, Correctional staff, Port Phillip Prison subcontracted services and external health services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Current registration as a Medication Endorsed Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA
  • Past experience as an enrolled nurse working within an inpatient health care setting
  • Experience (or desire to work) within a correctional health care setting
  • Demonstrated ability in working as part of the multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications, electronic patient records and patient administration systems

Benefits

  • Salary packaging (increase your take home pay)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free Staff Car Park
  • Comprehensive orientation

Application

  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

The on-boarding process to Port Phillip Prison involves a lengthy security clearance process, so recruitment and interviewing will begin with expediency. If you do not want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be a part of SVHM Correctional Health, please apply ASAP.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police as well as a National Police Check that will be undertaken by Prison Security.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.