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/   |   Posted on September 8, 2022

If you are seeking a work/life balance, a supportive and welcoming team and organisation that embraces change to ensure the best possible outcomes for our residents then look no further……

Neerim Health is a not for profit Hospital, Health Service and Aged care facility with Private Hospital status located in Neerim South, West Gippsland.

The organisation has Aged care beds, Sub-acute hospital beds, a busy operating Theatre/day procedure unit,  and Short-Term Restorative Care packages.

As a result of continued growth and internal changes, we are currently seeking Personal Care Workers (PCW) to work with our Aged Care Residents.

The Personal Care Worker (PCW) is a member of the nursing team, and actively participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of personal care for aged care residents and patients under the day to day supervision of an Enrolled or Registered Nurse.

Applicants must hold a minimum: Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) or equivalent and the ability to work in a team environment to delivery high quality care

 Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures and to prioritise tasks in line with the demands of the service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safe work practice.
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to providing a customer focussed service
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • Capacity and willingness to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Commitment to corporate vision, mission, values and agreed critical strategies. 

Your rewards are:

  • Flexibility in order to achieve a work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Support in accessing ongoing professional development
  • A supportive and welcoming team
  • An organisational commitment to best practice and risk management in line with Safer Care Victoria principles

Remuneration

Salary and conditions are in accordance with your individual employment agreement and the NH EBA. Remuneration Packaging is available in accordance with current legislation.

Please forward your resume and a covering letter addressing the key selection to hr@neerimhealth.org.au.

For a full position description please email hr@neerimhealth.org.au

Neerim Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity organisation that values inclusion and diversity and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children in line with our Child Safety Commitment Statement.

Part time and casual position available

Position Title:

Registered Nurse – Theatre /Day Surgery

Program:

Organisation wide

Reports to:

Nurse Unit Manager Theatre & Associate Nurse Unit Manager

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Our Purpose

To provide high quality care in an environment in which the organisation can flourish

Our Vision

To be considered the most highly valued provider of community and individual wellbeing

Our Values

A passion and commitment for what we do

Professionalism, respect for all and a commitment to diversity and social inclusion

A commitment to quality and continuous improvement

Enthusiasm in working together for a common goal to meet the changing needs of our community

Neerim Health (NH) is a private not for profit entity owned by its members. It is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act (2012) and is located in the township of Neerim South with a population of 1300.
NH has a 90-year history serving the community and there is strong community support and ownership of the organisation. NH has a Board of Management elected from the local community who have a strong mix of professional skills and an active interest in the community and its development.
The organisation has a mix of services including:

  • 25 register residential aged care beds with full Accreditation achieved in April 2018
  • 8 hospital beds
  • Operating Theatre Unit performing ophthalmic, endoscopic and dental procedures
  • 10 bed surgical day procedure unit
  • Commonwealth funded Short Term Restorative Care (STRC) Packages
  • NH is registered with the Department of Health and Human Services as a private hospital
  • Provision of Meals on Wheels services

NH has the equivalent of 40 full time staff made up of approximately 90 full time, part time or casual staff. There is also a very active volunteer base.

The PCW will report to the Nurse Unit Manager and will liaise externally with Patients and their family/carers and internally with  Nursing staff and Visiting Medical Officers

  • Perform duties within the context of NH philosophy, values and policies and procedures
  • Acknowledge and respect the diversity in the nature of our residents, patients and clients and the many aspects of their lives – physical, psychological, spiritual and social
  • Work as per your contract of employment, relevant Award / Agreement and agreed roster
  • Read and understand all policies and procedures including all revised policies and procedural documents
  • Understand and work within the Risk / Quality Management Framework including policies, procedures, tools, templates and reports as applicable throughout the organisation
  • Work within the parameters of general legislative compliance – including but not limited to OHS laws and guidelines, Fair Work Australia Act, Aged Care Act, Privacy Act, Health Records Act
  • Follow the objectives of the strategic and operational plans as directed by the CEO

Direct Care:

  • Facilitates the provision of high-quality personal care to meet the needs and expectations of patients, residents, their families and significant others
  • Ensure resident care promotes safety, comfort, dignity, privacy, confidentiality and
  • Ensure all areas are clean and
  • Assist the patient or resident with activities of daily living and encourage them to optimise their own self-care as appropriate.
  • Ensure physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs are
  • Contribute to the development of a managed care plan after completion of appropriate
  • Observe, record and report to the Registered Nurse in charge of the shift:
    • General and specific physical and emotional conditions of the patients/residents
    • Signs and symptoms which may be indicative of change
    • Social and emotional problems affecting those being cared for
  • Assist with the provision of care of the resident for all activities of daily living
  • To show tolerance, patient and empathy with aged/debilitated people and their needs

Administration:

  • Ensure the optimal use of all resources within the unit to provide patient/resident centred care.
  • Check equipment required for each shift and report faulty equipment.
  • Adhere to relevant documentation systems and ensure high standard of completed documentation.
  • Utilise information technology effectively

Safe Practice and Environment:

  • Use personal protective equipment Standard AS4187-2003, department policy and procedure and infection control manuals.
  • Ensures disposal of soiled linen and medical waste is carried out according to Infection Control and Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Complies with Infection Prevention and Control requirements including Pandemic Planning and management

Confidentiality:

  • Ensure that any personal, private or sensitive information obtained regarding a staff member or client remains confidential.

Improving Performance:

  • Assist, participate and contribute toward Continuous Improvement and the maintenance of the Quality program within the

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Completion of applicable annual mandatory training requirements.
  • Acts to maintain infection control standards and undertakes Infection Control activities as directed
  • Comply with employee relation legislation and NH Code of Conduct requirements and report concerns/breaches to DCS/CEO.
  • Ensure all incidents are accurately documented and investigated at the time of an incident and the DCS or delegate is informed.
  • Dispose of waste promptly and according to NH Waste Management Policy
  • Adhere to Infection Control policies and procedures as identified in the NH Infection Control Manuals.
  • Adhere to emergency procedures as detailed in the Emergency Procedure Manual.
  • Ensure compliance with Safe Patient Handling program.

Team work:

  • Function as a team member consistent with the NH policies and procedures.

  • The employee is required to maintain strict confidentiality with reference to all matters pertaining to patients within the Health Service and externally. Failure to observe this requirement may be regarded as misconduct warranting termination and incurring liability to penalty pursuant to Section 141 of the Health Services Act 1988.
  • The employee is required to participate in the Continuous Quality Improvement Program to encourage excellence of care within the Health Service.
  • The employee is required to adhere to NH Code of Conduct.

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Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures and to prioritise tasks in line with the demands of the service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safe work practice.

Personal Attributes:

  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to providing a customer focussed service
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • Capacity and willingness to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Commitment to corporate vision, mission, values and agreed critical strategies.

  • Minimum: Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) or equivalent
  • Ability to work in a team environment to delivery high quality care

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage many different demands and work priorities.
  • Experience in aged care or aged care related field
  • Knowledge in ACFI and the assessment requirements

  • Salary and conditions are in accordance with your individual employment agreement and the NH EBA
  • Remuneration Packaging is available in accordance with current legislation.
  • NH operates under an Equal Opportunity Policy and Occupational Health & Safety Policy in accordance with current legislation.
  • Effective risk / quality management is a core competency expected of everybody involved at NH
  • The Registered Nurse is expected to conduct her/himself with professional integrity towards residents, patients and clients
  • Under the Accident Compensation Act, it is the applicant’s duty to advise NH of any pre-existing condition, which could be aggravated by the type of employment they are applying for. Failure to do so seriously jeopardises any entitlement the employee might have for a work-related aggravation of that non-disclosed pre-existing condition.
  • Under the relevant State and Commonwealth legislation all applicants are required to undergo a National Police Check and a Statutory Declaration is required for any staff working in aged care

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