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Assistant In Nursing

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Assistant In Nursing (Job Number: 01W13)

Description

Job Title: Assistant in Nursing
Classification: Assistant in Nursing
Position Number: 44383, several
Annual Salary: $52,300 - $54,070
Branch: Adult Acute Mental Health Services
Section: Adult Mental Health Unit
Vacancy Type: Permanent, full-time
Closing Date: 31 May 2021
Contact Officer: Monique Fielder (02) 5124 5452 monique.fielder@act.gov.au

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Position Overview
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Adult Acute Mental Health Services (AAMHS) currently incorporates the Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU), the Mental Health Short Stay Unit (MHSSU) and the Consultation Liaison (CL) Team across the Emergency Department and The Canberra Hospital (TCH). A project to refurbish 12b is underway and will provide a further 10 low dependency acute inpatient beds. This project is due for completion mid-2021.

AMHU is a 40-bed inpatient Facility comprised of a High Dependency Unit (HDU) and Low Dependence Unit (LDU) for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. AMHU is a contemporary evidence-based service providing high quality mental health care, guided by the principles of Recovery. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the patient, their carers and other key services. MHSSU is a low dependency 6-bed inpatient unit in the ED for people requiring extended mental health assessment and or treatment initiation.

At this level the Assistant in Nursing (AIN) is to assist in the delivery of the following direct care activities under the supervision of a Registered nurse:
  • Assist with on-ward patient groups and activities.
  • Assist with meeting consumers non-clinical needs
  • Observe and report on changes to consumer presentation and behaviours
  • Participate in shift handover (includes use of ISBAR).
  • Encouraging the maintenance of hygiene and grooming.
  • Reporting of observed self-harm/suicide risk behaviours.
  • Reporting of violence and aggression.
  • Escorting consumers on TCH campus of consumers at Registered Nurse discretion; off-campus escorts with Registered Nurse.
  • Document all patient responses to direct care/assistance given, include in progress notes and clinical records in accordance with the plan of care and organisational protocols/policy/procedures.
  • Maintain the appearance and function of equipment such as lifting and mobilising aids, pressure reducing mattresses and other clinical devices used in nursing interventions.
  • Promote and maintain a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.
About You
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities
  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive.
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and adapt quickly to a changing environment.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:Mandatory:
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Desirable:
  • Hold a current driver’s license.
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or recognised equivalent is desirable.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases
Duties
  • Work under the direction, guidance, supervision and support of Registered Nurses as a member of the treating team.
  • Provide safe, effective, assistance to a person’s specific needs in line with their recovery plan.
  • Undertake 1:1 specialling in line with the person’s recovery and clinical management plan.
  • Communicate with members of the health care team verbally and in writing and provide specific feedback to Registered Nurses/Enrolled Nurses.
  • Contribute to and promote the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual care of consumers.
  • Contribute to an environment that is respectful for the personal dignity and integrity of consumers.
  • Undertaking other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the section with the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.
What You Require
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:

1. Proven commitment to providing effective support for consumers in an acute mental health facility to deliver recovery-oriented care.
2. Demonstrated understanding of safety considerations within an acute mental health facility.
3. Demonstrates, good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work in a team environment.
4. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of privacy and confidentiality requirements in mental health care services.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WHandS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Service’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and
  • A pitch of no more than two pages outlining your skills, knowledge and experience and why you should be considered for this role. You should take into consideration the selection criteria under “what you require” when drafting your response.
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

Job: Nursing & Midwifery
Salary Range: 52,300.00 - 54,070.00
Contact Name: Monique Fielder
Contact Email: Monique.fielder@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 31/May/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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