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Work with Us

Who are you?

You are passionate about social justice and making a real impact on the health and well-being of rural, remote, Aboriginal and other disadvantaged groups.

You believe that the role of charities is not just to do things for people in need, but to empower people with the knowledge and skills to control of their own health future. 

You are committed to the human rights of all people, and believe that everyone is entitled to the highest quality care, and that no person or group should experience discrimination because of their race, sexuality, gender identity, marital status, age, disability or class. Actually, you don’t just believe this, you can show how you have worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone has a fair-go throughout your career.

You are passionate about community-led and patient-centred health and social care.  You understand how this can transform the way we plan for, and deliver, health care that is responsive to what our communities and patients need. 

You are a team player.  You understand that delivering high quality care is about team work, where different skills, knowledge and experience complement each other. For you, it's all about collaboration.  

 

You make it your goal to build mutual respect and trust, because you know that trust is essential if you and your colleagues are going to feel comfortable sharing difficult information, challenging one another’s conclusions coherently, and adjusting your views and interpretations in response to intelligent questions and alternative perspectives.  

You have a strength of character to put forward your views constructively and stick to them, but also the humility to change your views when presented with evidence.

You understand that being an employ of a charity is a commitment to dedicate yourself and your time to the care and well-being of others. 

Who are We?

We are the Healthy Communities Foundation Australia.  We are different to other health and social care organisations.  If you are looking for more than just a job, click below to find out more.

Vacancies

Nurse Practitioners (Aged Care) - Multiple Positions and Locations

The Healthy Communities Foundation Australia Ltd has been working as a charity since 2001 improving access to care for vulnerable Australians.  Our goal is to support the aspiration of “health for all”.  

 

The HealthAccess Home Care service is a social enterprise of the Foundation and supports residents of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) to access regular primary care and chronic disease management services through a team-care arrangement that ensures elderly people can age close to home and family.

 

As a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the HealthAccess Home Care team you will support a group of RACF providing both on-site and Telehealth-based care. 

 

The service was co-designed with residents, carers, RACF staff and clinicians and is built around a team care model. 

Every quarter a qualified GP that is the regular doctor for a RACF works with the resident, aged care staff and NP to co-design a health maintenance and chronic disease management plan.  At HealthAccess Home Care the GP/NP are allocated to specific group of residents located at a RACF to ensure elderly Australians have access to a regular care team and continuity of care. 

 

As an NP, you will visit your patients on a regular basis as well as provide consultations using our dedicated Telehealth system.  You will have a regular GP available to support you to manage the complex care needs of residents, and a team of practice professionals to provide backend administration.

 

The model acknowledges that for older people, access to regular clinicians is important to their security and confidence in the care they receive.

 

You will provides a regular, and rapid response, capability as part of a quality acute geriatric care program for residents of local RACFs through the early triage, assessment, preliminary diagnosis and primary care for the acutely unwell and deteriorating residents. 

 

As NP, you will work as a team with your GP, to manage chronic disease, acute and terminal care for residents. Your role includes providing comprehensive clinical assessments, appropriate recommendation, and interpretation of diagnostics, safe and effective use of treatments and relevant referral skills applied to a broad range of challenging, complex, and changing situations within the Aged Care settings.

 

Criteria

  1. Registered Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia including endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner.

  2. A current unrestricted NSW Driver's License.

  3. Demonstrated high level knowledge and advanced clinical nursing skills including comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, interpretation of diagnostics, implementation of treatments and relevant referral skills applied to a broad range of challenging, complex, and changing situations.

  4. An understanding of the Aged Care Nursing care delivery system, or a willingness to acquire the same, and ability to lead and implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice by the initiation, utilisation, and review of evidence-based research.

  5. Proven high level knowledge and expertise in complex client centred care, practice development activities including mentoring, education, active participation in communities of practice, policy development and quality improvement.

  6. Demonstrated advanced clinical leadership role, negotiation, liaison, interpersonal and problem solving skills.

  7. Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability while also working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team-based environment.

  8. Recent experience as a NP.

Locations

Newcastle and Hunter Region, Central Coast NSW, New England NSW, Parkes-Forbes, South Coast NSW

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