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Child Health Nurse - Hervey Bay

  • : HealthcareLink Support
  • : 24-Sep-2018
  • : Hervey Bay QLD 4655

This Primary Health Care Service is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled service that works with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and relevant key stakeholders across the Fraser Coast, Queensland. The service delivers comprehensive primary health and wellbeing services, promoting healthy lifestyles, social and emotional wellbeing and early intervention targeting.

The Child Health Nurse position is responsible for the provision of culturally appropriate child health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal women/ newborns, their children and families, within a primary health care setting. Furthermore, the position adopts a holistic approach which focuses on the prevention, early detection and management of growth and development problems in early childhood.

The role will deliver child services such as child growth and development checks, screening, early intervention, referrals and health promotion advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in accordance with the Primary Health Care Services Paediatric service delivery model.

This rare opportunity offers inclusion and support of a varied and multiskilled inter-disciplinary and integrated team and a chance to join a growing Aboriginal Medical Service which offers you the opportunity to genuinely make job your own and increase your scope.

Salary Package - Competitive base salary + 9.5% super + salary sacrifice + 5 weeks annual leave

Key Duties include:

  • Child health services including: child development checks; screening; parenting advice; responses to identified social and developmental health needs; referral to support services; early intervention services; improved linkages and collaboration with a range of early childhood services;
  • Support the Midwife in maternal antenatal care services including: providing advice about smoking cessation, healthy eating and physical activity; referrals to other health services; referrals to support services; referrals to specialists; parenting advice; social and emotional wellbeing; alcohol consumption during pregnancy; and antenatal consultations;
  • Support the Midwife in postnatal care services including: breastfeeding support/information; parenting advice about providing supportive and nurturing healthy (including smoke free) environments, nutrition and health eating support;
  • Provide evidenced based assessments according to the Key Ages and Stages framework;
  • Child and adult immunisation;
  • Health assessment services: diabetes, sexually-transmissible infections, cardio-vascular and renal diseases etc.
  • Health promotion services including: nutrition, tackling smoking and alcohol, physical activity, sexual health, blood borne viruses, prevention of communicable disease; holistic health services, women's health services, and harm and injury reduction activities.
  • Liaise and coordinate treatment, care and follow up through consultation with other sections in the service, local hospital and agencies
  • Conduct home visits and/or outreach services
  • Management of all recalls for significant results and follow up of tests, results and referrals

Key Requirements include:

  • Current General and/or Midwifery Nursing Registration with (AHPRA).
  • Post Graduate certificate in Child Health.
  • Evidence of recency of practice.
  • Knowledge / experience in the implementation of the Ages and Stages Framework and Maternal and Child Health program standards and guidelines.
  • Responsible for undertaking a minimum of 20 hours annual professional development to be eligible for ongoing Registration with (AHPRA).
  • A demonstrated ability to work in the community and to promote the development of the the Primary Health Care Services Paediatric service delivery model.
  • Commitment to Professional Development of self and others to encourage lifelong learning.
  • Current Endorsement for Schedule Medicines for Registered Nurses and Midwives as appropriate.
  • Responsive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and has received or willing to attend training in cultural reflective practice.
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (annual), and First Aid Training (every 3years).
  • Current Class C drivers licence.
  • Current Blue Card.
  • Satisfactory Police Check.
  • Evidence of immunisation vaccine preventable diseases

Work place:

  • Well balanced working environment
  • Excellent purpose built facilities
  • Hours = Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm (part time hours negotiable)
  • Dedicated team of professional staff

If this sounds like the position for you please click apply now.

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Child Health Nurse - Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay QLD 4655
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