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Registered Nurse - Statewide Progressive Neurological Diseases Service (SPNDS)

  • Parkdale, VIC, Australia, 3195
  • Casual
  • Closing on: Dec 22 2022
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Are you interested in a non ward based registered nurse role that allows you to develop and utilise mature communication, problem solving and decision making skills all whilst working as part of a cohesive supportive multidisciplinary team... Stop and read on, this could be the job for you

About the role

The clinical liaison:

  • works to improve continuity of care for patients and their families through their knowledge about the patients and their families, the neurological condition and local services, and through their flexible, holistic and collaborative approach to practice.
  • will develop and utilise ‘disease specific’ knowledge to provide comprehensive patient assessment including detection and recognition of symptoms related to treatment, disease process or disease progression and efficiently plan and provide comprehensive person-centred care for people with progressive neurological disease throughout their journey.
  • work closely with patients, carers, consultants, general practitioners, therapists, community services and other stakeholders to seek to improve health, disability and aged care policy, practice and services for people with PND.

Key Responsibilities

  • work collaboratively with the consultant medical specialist to assess, support and manage the impacts of the neurological condition.
  • utilise ‘person-specific’ knowledge to form therapeutic relationships with patients, families and carers enabling provision of psychosocial and emotional support and working to minimise the negative effects of their PND on their lives. 
  • facilitates and manages the multi-disciplinary team meetings and shared care plans
  • as a key member of the team the clinical liaison plays a central role in helping to bridge the divide between services both within CHCB and external health, community care, disability, and other services, through active care co-ordination
  • contribute to on-going service design, evaluation, and improvement to ensure best outcomes for patients, in conjunction with the broader team
  • ongoing opportunities to engage in our research programs

What you bring 

  • Experience in one or more of: Progressive Neurological Diseases, Palliative Care, Mental Health, Disability, or Community Health areas.
  • Strong interest in developing disease specific knowledge, including a knowledge of community resources and pathways
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously in complex situations, within scope of practice, and respond to unknown and/or unexpected dilemmas
  • mature well developed communication skills, communicating in clear language, appropriate for specific patients’ needs and health literacy abilities of patients and families
  • Flexibility – adaptable and recognises the value of different opinions and can adapt accordingly
  • Motivated - enthusiastic, energetic and committed to setting and modelling high standards of work performance
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

For further information please contact Roxanne Maule, Manager SPNDS: Roxanne.Maule@Calvarycare.org.au

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:

  • Early applicants will be considered.
  • 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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