|Posting||Registered Nurse – General Medicine – SW4 Dandenong Hospital|
|Job Employer||Monash Health|
|Location||Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs|
|Job posted||May 29, 2022|
|Job Sector||Nursing – General Medical & Surgical|
Full Time Ongoing,Part Time Ongoing
About South West 4 Dandenong Hospital
Monash Health is the largest public hospital service in Victoria, employing over 18000 people across a range of specialties.
South West 4 holds 36 inpatient beds, 32 of which comprise of General Medical beds admitted for cardiac, renal and respiratory conditions. Four inpatient beds are reserves for the High Acuity Nursing Unit (HANU), a new model of care to clinically support patients requiring increased observation under the management of highly trained staff. This new model seeks applicants who are focused in their want for optimising their care to their full Scope of Practice and drive to progress to the next stage of their career to apply. Patients who will be managed in the high acuity unit will be those with post operative management with narcotic infusions, patients needing single doses of antiarrhythmics, antiepileptic management and rapid electrolyte replacement. With increased care, staff will be supported through the completion of online modules and undertaking Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) in telemetry management and rhythm interpretation. Contact with internal stakeholders focused on the delivery of care including Clinical Nurse Educators (CNE’s), Clinical Support Nurses (CSN’s) and Clinical Coach (CC). Performance in the high acuity unit will provide the foundation for ongoing higher educational pathways including successful application to Post Graduate Certificates, Diplomas or Masters in Acute Medical/ Surgical Nursing.
In addition, South West 4 was one of two wards who initially implemented Ward Governance, a structure focused on improving clinical care through safety measures by having a medical, allied health, pharmacy and nursing lead. Staff are encouraged under ward governance to actively engage in quality improvement and risk mitigation activities to provide excellence in care.
About This Role
We are seeking Registered Nurses (RN) with the desire to clinically progress their careers while delivering exceptional standards of care. Previous experience in telemetry management is desired but not essential. Nurses will be responsible for applying excellence in care to achieve optimal patient care, with engagement in portfolio management associated with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. Applicants are required to have current experience in General Medicine and be able to engage in care planning for patients with diverse and complex health conditions.
Applicants who are successful are encouraged to apply for the Transition to Specialty Practice within General Medicine to compliment elements of nursing care while support will be provided by the Clinical Education team.
We have full and part-time positions available, ranging from 40-76hrs per fortnight. Shifts worked will be across a 24/7 rotational roster. If this appeals to you, Apply Now!
You are an RN with previous experience in General Medicine within an acute hospital setting. You are dedicated and compassionate and enthusiastic about furthering your clinical skills while mentoring those around you.
You are Also:
- Dedicated to best practice and quality care
- Committed to delivering patient centred care and patient advocacy
- Enthusiastic, compassionate and able to work collaboratively
- Excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence
- An advocate for Monash Health’s strategic guiding principles
What you Need:
- A relevant post graduate Qualification
- Clinical experience in an acute General Medical Unit
- A willingness to learn and grow your leadership and project management skills
- Mentorship and career guidance
- Support to attend relevant forums and conferences
- A supportive learning environment
In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to on site discounted staff car parking and gym (where relevant), uniform (only where relevant), and paid comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
How to Apply
Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health, we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.
Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System- e-mail applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.
Offers of employment can only be made once all probity checks have been completed. These include-
- Reference checks
- A clear police check conducted in the last three months
- A current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment of same)
- Proof of immunisation
A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.
As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.
Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.
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Enquiries: Lindsey Crichton
Ph: 0407 238 013
Applications Close: 07/06/2022
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