Nurse Practitioner / Transitional Nurse Practitioner- Geriatric Flying Squad

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Location:New South Wales
Job Type:Contract/Temp

War Memorial Hospital (WMH) is a 3rd Schedule Aged Rehabilitation hospital, situated in Waverley, owned and operated by Uniting and part of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). Services are comprised of 24 hour inpatient care, Monday to Friday outpatient departments, several specialist community teams inclusive of Transitional Aged Care, Aged Care Assessment Team, Geriatric Flying Squad, Young Onset Dementia, 7 day a week day centre, 24 hour accommodation service for regional guests and the full range of hospital support services. It is set within beautiful tranquil grounds and is a well-supported team environment.

The Geriatric Flying Squad, in collaboration with the Geriatric Outreach Service (GOS) at Prince of Wales Hospital, provides a 7 day per week, after-hours rapid response service to Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs). This service aims to maintain the health and independence of older people living in residential care by providing rapid access to acute aged care nursing for older people experiencing a decline or acute changes in their condition whilst remaining in their RACF.

The Geriatric Flying Squad (GFS) also provides a multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment and short-term case coordination for older people living in the community experiencing a sub-acute functional decline and who are at risk of hospitalisation as a result.

The Aged Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) / Transitional Nurse Practitioner (TNP) is an integral member of the Geriatric Flying Squad (GFS), co-ordinating and delivering high quality nursing care to patients/clients in our community.This will be an effective strategy for keeping older people well in their usual residence, reducing avoidable hospital presentations and/or admissions and supporting the older person to remain in a familiar environment.

This advanced practice role includes comprehensive assessment, interpretation of diagnostics, implementation of treatment modalities and relevant referral skills applied to a broad range of challenging, complex and changing situations within the SESLHD community and RACF setting.

The NP/TNP will work autonomously and in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, seeking support and advice from the Geriatricians on-call where appropriate. The position utilises existing pathways and establishes new pathways to ensure provision of care will be delivered in the setting most appropriate for the client.

The NP/TNP will act as a leader in health care and will utilise an evidence base, contemporary theories of practice and clinical coaching approach to foster a learning environment and facilitate clinical and professional development of nurses across the WMH campus. The NP/TNP will be pro-active with incorporating education provision to RACF staff with a strong emphasis on linking education with current clinical issues. The NP/TNP will initiate and participate in research and quality improvement activities and utilize these findings in the provision of clinical service delivery to ensure that practice is based on the most recent and available evidence, with a focus on improved service delivery.

This position is 0.8FTE with negotiable days & times across weekdays, with some afternoon and weekend cover required. It is available as a fixed term contract until 30 June 2021.

WMH operates under Uniting’s values and Code of Conduct which employees are committed to uphold. It is important that the people who work at Uniting have a sense of commitment to our purpose. We are an equal opportunity employer and we select staff based on merit and experience. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. WMH as part of South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is committed to improving the care provided to our patients in line with our vision of Working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Registered Nurse with AHPRA including endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner or working towards same as per the Nursing & Midwifery Board Guidelines on endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner
  2. Demonstrated high level knowledge and advanced clinical nursing skills including comprehensive assessment, interpretation of diagnostics, implementation of treatment modalities and relevant referral skills applied to a broad range of challenging, complex and changing situations.
  3. Demonstrated ability to perform in a clinical leadership role evidenced by participation in practice development activities including mentoring, education, active participation in committees and policy development
  4. Demonstrated involvement in research and quality improvement that influence and enhance clinical service delivery and outcomes, models of care and evidenced based practice
  5. Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills across a variety of mediums, with an emphasis on service delivery, quality of care and team cohesion
  6. Demonstrated ability to undertake clinical service planning in conjunction with the organisation and optimising professional networking
  7. Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability while also working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary and multi service environment.
  8. Computer skills with experience using MS Office programs and electronic filing systems and current C class driver’s license

WMH Application Guide with forms_May 2020.pdf

PD_GFS NP or TNP Nov 2020 (002)V2.doc

Contact Person Name: Lynda Elias - NUM Geriatric Flying Squad

Contact e mail address: Lynda.elias@health.nsw.gov.au

Contact Number : (02) 9369 0127

Applications Close: Friday 27th November 2020