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Pain Management Nurse

  • Bruce, ACT, Australia, 2617
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Jun 12 2022

Pain Management Nurse- RN3

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Permanent Full Time Position

Salary Range: $114,201-$118,901 (Plus Super)

 About the role

The Acute Pain Service (APS) Clinical Manager provides clinical coordination of the Hospitals Acute and Chronic pain Models of Care. The APS Clinical Manager will demonstrate an advanced level of clinical knowledge in the acute care setting and will provide professional leadership in the planning, coordination and operational management of the service.

In collaboration with other senior clinical team members, the APS Clinical Manager will assist in the development, review and implementation of policies relevant to the service.

The position will utilise technical, clinical, research and education knowledge to assist decision making processes and change management initiatives.

This position will report clinically to the Director of Anaesthesia however, once the Director of Pain Service is appointed, the clinical line management may change with consultation.

For all nursing professional development and standards this position reports to the ADON Perioperative Services

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops clinical education/training programs in alignment with the organisation’s clinical learning strategy principles, with key performance measures to ensure business and clinical outcome benefit.
  • Keeps abreast of latest evidence, standards and best practice in pain management and medication safety to meet service needs.
  • Identifies practice development, audit and research opportunities in pain management and medication safety, focusing on skill acquisition, leadership, service development and clinical standards improvement
  • Maintain and evaluate quality of clinical service and equipment.
  • Oversees the planning of current and acquisition of new APS equipment that uses resources efficiently and effectively together with the Anaesthetic Department and Medication Safety Pharmacist.  

What you bring 

  • Holds current unconditional registration as a Registered Nurse (division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • High level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work professionally and harmoniously with a multidisciplinary team across the hospital to deliver high standards of patient care with regard to pain management and medication safety.
  • Holds, or working towards a Post Graduate qualification in pain management is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical education and training, clinical supervision, mentoring and preceptorship in a complex acute health care environment with the ability to develop and deliver education programs relevant to medication safety, pain management and associated equipment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and participation in clinical governance programs associated with pain management and medication safety
  • Lead quality improvement activities and research related to pain management and participate in medication safety activities consistent with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards and other related legislative requirements.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including word processing, presentation, data, spread sheet applications and clinical information systems.

 

Closing date for applications:  11:45pm Sunday 12th June 2022

 

How to apply

Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:

  • A one page cover letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for this role (a response to selection criteria is NOT required and will not be considered as part of your application)
  • Current Resume that includes contact details for at least 2 professional referees

Applications must be submitted online via: http://www.calvary-act.com.au/career-vacancies.html

Note the outcome of this recruitment may be used to appoint to temporary, full-time and part-time positions within 12 months

 

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

 

 

Contact Officer for further information:

Jennifer Cain

Perioperative Services Manager

PH: (02) 6201 6892

Jennifer.Cain@calvary-act.com.au

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