Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 3 - Infection Prevention & Control Staff Health - Royal Hospital for Women

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Clinical Nurse Consultant
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REQ125505 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 3 - Infection Prevention and Control
Remuneration: $124,247.61 - $126,553.90 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ125505
 
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

The Royal Hospital for Women is a multi-faceted tertiary referral and teaching hospital offering women a wide range of comprehensive women's health services. It is one of the world's leading hospitals for mothers and babies and for women with benign gynaecological and gynae-oncology conditions.
 
The hospital is committed to the provision of excellence in health care for women as well as continued research into how to best provide that care.
 
The Royal Hospital for Women is the only stand-alone Women's Hospital in New South Wales providing unique opportunities for innovative clinical practice initiatives. It is part of South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) and is co-located with other hospitals on the Randwick Hospitals Campus. The Campus offers one of the State's most comprehensive ranges of facilities and expertise in health care.
 
The Royal Hospital for Women is close to some of Sydney's best beaches, restaurants and sporting facilities and only fifteen (15) minutes from the Sydney Central Business District and harbour, adding a quality lifestyle to the satisfaction that comes from working within a committed and decided team. The Royal Hospital for Women is situated between the University of New South Wales and Coogee Beach.   

What you'll be doing
The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

All staff are expected to act as an appropriate and effective role model and promote culture and supporting practices that reflect the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment through demonstrated behaviours and interactions with patients, clients and employees.   

All staff are expected to take reasonable care that their actions do not adversely affect the health and safety of others, that they comply with any reasonable instruction that is given them and with any reasonable policies/procedures relating to health or safety in the workplace, as well as notifying any hazards/risks or incidents to their managers.
 
The Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 3 - Infection Prevention & Control, Women’s Health and Neonates works as part of the multidisciplinary team and is responsible for ensuring that appropriate continuity of care is provided for patients presenting with infectious diseases and/or epidemiologically significant microorganisms; prevention of Hospital Associated Infections (HAI) through the design of appropriate surveillance systems and education of all staff; management of the staff immunisation program; provision of counselling and further management of occupational exposures and maintenance of an Occupational Exposure database.
 
The Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 3 - Infection Prevention & Control acts as a resource person for the Royal Hospital for Women Executive, Medical, Nursing and Allied Health personnel, the Department of health, Local Health District and the community on infection control issues related to women’s health, pregnancy and neonates.
 
Clinical Nurse Consultant employed as Grade 3 according to the criteria outlined below, and in line with the NSW Public Health System Nurses’ and Midwives’ (State) Award.


Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 3 means: A registered nurse appointed as such to a position approved by the public hospital or public health organisation, who has at least 7 years full time equivalent post registration experience, with at least 5 years full time equivalent experience in the specialty field. In addition the employee must have approved post graduate nursing qualifications relevant to the field in which he/she is appointed or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by the Health Service. An employer may also require a higher qualification in the specialist nursing field where such qualification is considered essential for the performance of the individual position.

Selection Criteria

  1. Current Authority to Practice as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and current NSW Drivers Licence.
  2. Minimum seven years full time equivalent post qualification experience, with at least five years full time equivalent experience in the specialty field and post graduate qualifications relevant to the field of practice or working towards.
  3. Demonstrated effective communication and inter-personal skills across a variety of mediums and knowledge of the practice development framework to clinical practice.
  4. Demonstrated advanced communication and interpersonal skills across a variety of mediums and proven application of the practice development framework to clinical practice.
  5. Demonstrated ability to implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice by the initiation, utilisation and review of evidence based research.
  6. Demonstrated leadership in strategic and clinical service planning and expertise in the management of organisational and cultural change.
  7. Proven advanced skills in clinical teaching, competency in the use of contemporary information systems and evidence of ability to direct the development of educational programs.
  8. Proven clinical expertise in complex client-centred consultancy with the ability to prioritise work demands, whilst working independently.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Elizabeth Cox on Elizabeth.Cox@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 29 September 2019

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