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Practice and Community Nurse - AMS Innisfail (JOB -10002725)

Job Classification
Practice Nurse
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
Immediately
Location
innisfail QLD 4860
  • Several full-time Nursing positions available in Innisfail and the surrounding regions

Organisation Information:
This organisation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. They provide culturally appropriate and comprehensive primary health care programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in Innisfail and the surrounding areas. The service provides a multi-disciplinary approach with linkages to specialists and allied health providers to deliver preventative and ongoing holistic health care, health promotion and education, safety and wellbeing support.
 
This organisation is part of a larger network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Community Controlled Health Services throughout Queensland and Australia. 
 
Position Description:

  • Maintain a friendly and approachable attitude towards clients and staff
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with other Aboriginal medical services in the region, key external stakeholders and service providers
  • Attend meetings, internal and external training to further develop and maintain skills, as required
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and clients to achieve a strong team philosophy within the organisation
  • Work collaboratively to exceed client expectations
  • Maintain infection control standards
  • Participate in community events (weekends and after hours) when required
  • Support health promotion programs and the planning, implementation and evaluation of group activities
  • Contribute as required to maintenance of AGPAL and ISO:9001 accreditation status and reaccreditation process, where required
  • Undertake the responsibilities of the position adhering:
    • Equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation and requirements
    • Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation and requirements
    • Legal requirements
    • Confidentiality agreement and client confidentiality
    • Code of conduct
    • Scope of practice

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (The Registered Nurse must have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and continual maintenance of such registration)
  • Immunisation Endorsement, or prepared to obtain an immunisation endorsement
  • Minimum of 12 months post-graduation experience within a hospital or a primary health care

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the principles of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and the concept of Comprehensive Primary Health Care
  • Knowledge, understanding and sensitivity towards the social, economic and cultural factors affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's health
  • Experience working within a cross-cultural environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people, particularly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office
  • High level skills in managing time, setting priorities, planning and organising own work to achieve specific tasks and set objectives efficiently and effectively within set timeframe
  • Displays high standard of customer service
  • Ability to work in any location within Mamu Health Service's service area when required
  • Exceptional teamwork skills and ability to work with minimal/no supervision
  • Ability to mentor and support ATSI Health Workers & Trainees
  • Understanding of Medicare and Australian government health legislation and policy
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with external peers and stakeholders from various backgrounds and levels
  • Sound theoretical knowledge, practice skills and ethical behaviour
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise tact when dealing with sensitive issues

Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on this page.
 
Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.
 

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Job Type
Business Type
Community Health Service
Job Title
Practice and Community Nurse - AMS Innisfail (JOB -10002725)
Salary / Pay Details
Negotiable (based on qualifications and experience)
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Location
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