Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
Clinical Support & Development Nurse – Acquired Brain Injury
- Full Time – 80 hours with an ADO
- Caulfield Hospital
ABOUT THE ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY
The Alfred Health Acquired Brain Injury unit is a state of the art 42-bed inpatient rehabilitation service.
The ABI unit provides a statewide rehabilitation service for people with moderate to severe acquired brain injuries including traumatic brain injuries, stroke, hypoxic brain injuries and other causes of non-progressive brain injury.
The unit is supported by a strong community ABI community service that follows our patients on their rehabilitation journey outside of the unit, delivering rehabilitation in evidence based goal cycles.
As part of this community ABI rehabilitation service patients can practice contextual therapy in a purpose built four bed transitional living service.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Clinical Support and Development Nurse works closely with the Nurse Unit Manager as a member of the leadership team for the ward/ department and reflects the values of Nursing at Alfred Health. This is achieved by providing clinical leadership through the application and implementation of improvement strategies and the regular monitoring of clinical care delivery quality indicators consistent with best practice guidelines and the organisations requirements. The role will exemplify and promote excellence in practice; and work collaboratively with multidisciplinary colleagues in supporting the coordination, management and evaluation of the care of a specific patient population.
• Advanced clinical knowledge and skill in practice area
• Critical thinking skills
• Open, flexible, innovative and creative
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Commitment to the nursing care delivery system
• Commitment to research process and application to practice
• Current Registered Nurse Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via AHPRA.
• Extensive relevant clinical experience in acute care nursing and in a clinical leadership role.
• Holding or working toward a tertiary qualification.
The Caulfield Hospital ABI unit has been in operation for four years, playing an important role in the delivery of expert care to patients following ABI.
Over this time, and as the unit has matured, the model of care has been iterated and developed in response to patient outcomes, sector demand and patient and family feedback.
There is a strong culture of belonging and drive for the ABI team to lead in the field of ABI rehabilitation both nationally and internationally.
This is supported by a robust research arm that evaluates the impact of our interventions on patient outcomes, and ensures emerging literature is translated into our daily practice.
Recent innovations include the establishment of an ABI Consumer Advisory committee, the review and development of comprehensive education pathways for ABI rehabilitation clinicians as well as a contemporary staff wellbeing and support program.
- Salary packaging
- Discounted health insurance
- Onsite car park
- Close to public transport
All enquiries to Joanne day on 03 9076 7404
Applications close Monday, 22nd April 2019 at 11pm
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.