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Clinical Nurse Educator War Memorial Hospital

  • 497529
  • War Memorial Hospital
  • Full time permanent

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.

To provide for the coordination, delivery and evaluation of a dynamic aged rehabilitation clinical nurse education (including programs) at the ward/unit level and with a leadership in education opportunities across the WMH Campus. This includes orientation and/or transitioning for new nursing staff, undergraduate and casual nurses as well as meeting the ongoing educational needs of existing nursing staff of all levels on the 35 bed in-patient unit.

Provides clinical supervision at the point of care within everyday clinical practice, in line with the ANMC Decision Making Frameworks for Nurses and Midwives. This role also delivers the practical training of the WMH Manual Handling training program with the support of the Work Health & Safety Co-ordinator with relevant record keeping and documentation across the various departments.

The CNE works as part of a close collaboration with the Nurse Unit Manager and other Senior Nurses within the WMH inpatient unit. This includes the Clinical Nurse Consultant and Clinical Care Co-ordinator roles. The position is well networked with the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Nurse Educators forum and also Uniting education supports.

This position is full time permanent role.

Selection Criteria:

1. Current registration as an RN with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with minimum 2 years post registration experience in a relevant specialty area e.g. aged care, rehabilitation

2. Holds a relevant approved post graduate qualification in education or working towards same or holds Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment or demonstrated willingness to work towards same

3. Effective clinical leadership abilities, including highly developed communication skills (written, verbal, electronic) and demonstrated understanding of healthy team dynamics

4. Demonstrated understanding and experience in the application of the principles of adult learning, competency assessment and attainment through clinical teaching

5. Experience in multidisciplinary collaboration to achieve quality patient outcomes and identify education opportunities  

6. Advanced computer literacy including demonstrated ability with MS Office Suite and understanding of hospital information systems

7. Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare accreditation processes inclusive of National Standards and WHS Profiling requirements

8. Understanding of Manual Handling principles and skills

 All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Enquiries to: Jodie Wason, Nurse Unit Manager, ph 9369 0249, jodie.wason@health.nsw.gov.au

Position Description: PD_Clinical Nurse Educator_Nov 2021.pdf

Application Guide: WMH Application Guide with forms_Nov 2021.pdf

Applications Close:  11.30pm, 12th  December 2021

WMH is proudly committed to the provision of environmentally sustainable health services. 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.

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