CHILD HEALTH NURSE

FULLTIME

Clinical Services Team

POSITION CONTEXT

The Child Health Nurse is part of the Clinical Services Team of Mawarnkarra Health Service. The Service objective is to provide holistic, primary health care services to Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara region.

 

LOCATION

20 Sholl Street, Roebourne, WA 6718.

 

LINE MANAGER

Clinical Manager

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, starting time between 0800- 8:30am to 1615 – 4:45pm with 45minutes (unpaid) for lunch daily.

All Mawarnkarra employees are required to comply with all policies in force at the time of commencement of employment and those implemented from time to time.

As part of the orientation program, employees are required to sign declarations and agreements pursuant to policies of the Health Service.

This role requires a qualified Child Health Nurse with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing education and advanced qualifications.

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The role of the Child Health Nurse is to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people through the effective planning and delivery of culturally sensitive care to women and their children 0-5 years of age. Mawarnkarra has built strong partnerships with other service providers and part of the role of the Child Health Nurse will be to progress and document these partnerships.

The Child Health Nurse works in partnership with the midwife to promote children progressing, postnatal + 6 weeks into the care and support of the child development program.

The service specific outcome of the Child Development and Maternal Health programs is for Aboriginal children to have increased access to timely and relevant health services that support their growth and development. Both programs share a common resource in the Community Support Worker.

 

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • · Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a program
  • · Ability to follow and meet program performance objectives in line with funding agreements
  • · Motivation to provide service excellence
  • · Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • · Demonstrated capacity to work in a collaborative manner with staff
  • · Good oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • · Demonstrated ability to problem solve on a daily basis
  • · Demonstrated high level of clinical skills relevant to the position
  • · A demonstrated understanding of the issues and barriers that impact upon the health outcomes of Aboriginal women and children
  • · Commitment to ongoing participation in education, professional development, evidence based research and quality assurance
  • · Registered Nurse with AHPRA with post graduate qualification Child Health

 

DUTIES

1. Clinical services:

Ø Provide education and support to clients

Ø Provide a high level of clinical monitoring, identify developmental delays early and refer to medical and allied health services as indicated

Ø Provide childhood immunisations as per the National Childhood immunization Schedule

Ø Improve early childhood health outcomes and the achievement of developmental milestones by children in the community so they are healthy, ready to start school, able to learn effectively and thrive.

Ø Work to integrate childhood maternal and child health, family support services through a placed based approach

Ø Agree and implement a plan and key measures to address the communities’ priorities in helping children to thrive and be ready to start school

Ø Provide leadership in the delivery of clinical services

Ø Provide mentorship to other team members

Ø Model best practice evidence-based care

2. Program implementation and management:

Ø Ensure a clear understanding of Mawarnkarra key performance indicators pursuant to contractual obligations for funding of the position.

Ø Achieve the key performance indicators for the Child Development program.

Ø Work with the Midwife in planning and implementing a program that will facilitate optimal outcomes against key performance indicators

Ø Attend meetings and provide expert input into the various working groups and program management groups

Ø Promote cooperative and collaborative working relationships with other health service providers in the area

3. Reporting and health data responsibilities:

Ø Maintain accurate clinical documentation at all times

Ø Ensure that data is at all times accurate, complete and up to date

Ø Ability to learn and use Communicare

4. Quality improvement activities:

Ø Take an active role in continual quality improvement in the delivery of client services.

Ø Ensure all standards are maintained consistent with evidence based best practice standards as applicable to the role of Child Health Nurse.

5. Professional responsibilities:

Ø Work in collaboration with the Midwife and Pediatric Nurse.

Ø Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct.

Ø Participate in and contribute to the successful outcomes of the organization.

Ø Participate in research activities within the services as required.

Ø Participate in maintaining a safe working environment.

 

EDUCATION

Attend and participate in the professional development program and relevant external seminars and conferences, as approved.

 

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Performance will be appraised on an ongoing basis and formally in the first 3 months and annually thereafter.

Current Drivers Licence.

Current AHPRA Registration.

Current CPR Certificate.

COVID-19 Vaccinated. (triple vax as per government mandate for all health care workers)

Consent to undergo a Working With Children Check and a National Police Certificate. Employment is conditional pending the outcome of these checks.

All employees are subject to regular and random drug and alcohol testing.

Please email your resume and application for a role to HR Department. You will receive confirmation that your application has been received. Should we progress your application to an interview, we will contact you to arrange.

MHS may commence appointment proceedings immediately, appoint by invitation or make no appointment at all. This opportunity is only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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