Registered Nurse - Regional Clinics

Position based in Dubbo

Temporary, Part time

16 hours/ week 

Applications close: 26 June 2019

Position summary

The Registered Nurse plays an important role in supporting the strategic directions of Family Planning NSW. This is a multi-faceted role. In addition to clinical service delivery and clinical training, the role may provide the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and experience in research, telephone referral and information line, health promotion and education. The position is part of a multidisciplinary team.

 

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Clinical service provision

  • Maintain the required professional qualifications and competence level to practice within the defined scope of practice
  • Commit to maintaining best practice by adhering to the scope of practice and within clinical role boundaries defined by FPNSW (guided by Contraception: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook and Reproductive & Sexual Health: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook)
  • Commit to clinical skill development and take personal responsibility to update knowledge, enhance skill and maintain professional accreditation and competency standards to perform within the context of practice
  • Apply & adhere to defined clinical guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols in a manner relevant and appropriate to the client’s needs
  • Adhere to FPNSW’s defined escalation and delegation policies and systems for clinical practices
  • Perform specialised services (e.g. implant insertion/removal and IUD insertion) upon completion of extended training/accreditation and as per relevant policy
  • Adhere to the Incident Management Policy to report and escalate any clinical issue with medicolegal implications within specified time frame
  • Commit to share knowledge, provide authorized clinical support and supervision to junior and less experienced clinicians according to the Scope of Practice guidelines and policy
  • Maintain standards within the quality assurance program, including participation in peer-review and clinical audits
  • Refer appropriately within and outside the organisation
  • Maintain clinic efficiency by
    • Complying with the conditions of employment
    • Maintaining high standards of clinical practice and documentation
    • Appropriately managing own time and clinical schedules, including when participating in clinical instruction
    • Collaborating effectively with other team members as required
    • Maintaining flexibility to enable clinic schedules to run smoothly and accommodate any clinical emergencies that may arise
  • Any other duties within the scope of the role as directed by the Centre Manager and/or Continuous Quality Improvement Nurse

Talkline

  • Provide expert knowledge on reproductive and sexual health issues to clients, health professionals over the telephone or via webchat or email
  • Assist in the monitoring of quality assurance practices to ensure accuracy of information recorded in the FPNSW database
  • Record all Talkline interactions in the FPNSW database
  • Responsible for the day to day operation of the service according to FPNSW Talkline protocols and procedures
  • Maintain and assist with the updating of the referral database to ensure people in the community and health professionals receive appropriate up to date information

Clinical skill development

  • Receive and participate in appropriate clinical support, training and supervision to achieve and maintain the necessary skills, knowledge and aptitude to practice competently within the defined scope of practice
  • Take personal responsibility for continuing professional and clinical skill development
  • Participate in performance development processes to identify professional and skill development opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Maintain and update records of professional registration, accreditation and credentials
  • Attend mandatory training and in-service programs
  • Ensure that all protocols, policies, procedures and circulated literature are read and acted upon

Financial and resource management / administration

  • Maintain appropriate resource allocation, and effective management and administrative practices, in accordance with organisational policies, processes and delegations of FPNSW

Work health and safety

  • All employees are responsible to ensure they work in a manner which minimises the risk of injury to themselves, other workers, clients and visitors
  • Managers are responsible for ensuring that safe work practices are in place and all employees abide by safety instructions
  • Any potential risk should be reported to the employee’s manager immediately for investigation and remedy
  • Any breaches of safety procedures must be reported through the incident management procedures and any employee found breaching safety requirements will be subject to disciplinary action which may include termination of employment

Essential criteria

  • Primary nursing degree with current AHPRA registration as a registered nurse
  • Post graduate qualification in reproductive and sexual health nursing (RSH CAP or equivalent)
  • Minimum 2 years post graduate experience
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in reproductive and sexual health
  • Experience working with FPNSW’s defined priority populations - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, people living with a disability, and/or culturally and linguistically diverse people 
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively utilise electronic medical record systems
  • Willingness to develop skills in LARC insertion and removal (implant and/or IUD)

Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience in clinical instruction, professional education and/or clinical research
  • Previous experience in project management
  • Experience in working with people from the LGBTIQ community
  • Willingness to participate in the international development program, including travel within the Pacific region

Contact details

For further information, please contact the Rostering & Logistics Manager (02) 4016 1829

Applications must consist of an up to date resume and cover letter addressing the essential and desirable criteria.

Applications must be received by COB 26/06/2019.

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