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Clinical Liaison Nurse

  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Jul 29 2022

Registered Nurse  / Registered Psych Nurse – Full time or Part Time role will be considered

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • This  newly created position is a wonderful and rare opportunity to join our Movement Disorders team, working with experienced senior clinicians as part of a broad integrated multidisciplinary team who have a strong reputation for being supportive, innovative, and exceptional.  

About the role

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse or Psychiatric Nurse to join our Movement Disorders Team, as a Clinical Liaison, working within the multidisciplinary team in the Statewide Progressive Neurological Diseases Service. 

This role is an opportunity for a senior experienced nurse to work exclusively with Huntington's disease and other Progressive movement disorders and use highly refined clinical and communication skills  to support people living with these complex and challenging conditions.  Alternatively, this is an excellent opportunity for a less experienced nurse to develop skills and expertise in the areas of case management and complex conditions that require the development of expertise, drawing on and developing a knowledge of psychology, cognition and complex physical issues whilst working in a supportive team environment to hone and refine emerging clinical and communication skills

Key Responsibilities (what your day might look like)

  • Attending neurology, psychiatry, and/or palliative care clinic appointments, via telehealth or in clinic face-to-face, to ensure continuity of care
  • Arranging follow up referrals, appointments, care plans and management strategies arising from clinic appointments
  • Telephone triage and assessment of needs with patients, families, and care providers
  • Undertaking interdisciplinary appointments with patients to complement the medical appointments
  • Providing specialist advice and support to patients, family members, and care providers over the telephone, via telehealth or in face-to-face clinic appointments
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings and informal discussions

What you bring 

  • AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia or Allied Health Professional equivalent based on clinician specialty
  • Experience in, or a demonstrated interest in, one or more of:
    • Progressive Neurological Diseases, Palliative Care, Mental Health, Disability,
    • Community Health, care planning and care coordination
    • Management of patients with complex psychosocial, physical and/or mental health needs
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously in complex situations, within scope of practice, and respond to unknown and/or unexpected dilemmas whilst demonstrating understanding, respect, and applying principles of dignity of risk to maximise quality of life
  • Ability to form therapeutic relationships with patients, families and carers enabling provision of psychosocial and emotional support
  • Motivation, enthusiasm and energy and a desire to embrace opportunities for participating in research, education and ongoing quality improvement activities and a desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

 About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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