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.
The Victorian HIV Service – Outward Program provides a wide range of specialist outreach clinics/services and care coordination for clients with complex needs across Victoria. The Outward Program consists of HIV Specialists in medicine, Nursing and Social Work. This work is undertaken in collaboration with other health care and service providers, hospital staff and community agencies. Within its statewide mandate the program aims to identify emerging HIV health service needs and work with agencies to address gaps in services, ensure equitable access to HIV care across Victoria and across populations. In addition, the service aims to improve the quality of HIV care across Victoria.
This position will coordinate the specialist HIV nurses working within the program who work in offsite clinics and provide complex care coordination. The nurses work within a multidisciplinary team to provide high quality HIV nursing care. The focus of the service is on patients either in the community setting or health service or in another acute hospital’s ambulatory/inpatient setting. This will include; aged care settings, GP practices, hospital settings, maternal health services, custodial settings and supported accommodation services.
The role will provide clinical leadership in; developing service responses and provision of best practice HIV services in partnership with agencies, care coordination of patients with complex health and psychosocial needs and leadership in the provision of HIV nursing care. They will provide education and support to health professionals, health services and care providers to maximise care for people living with HIV (PLHIV). They will work in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Physician who provides a leading role in HIV medical outreach service development and has responsibility for clinical governance within the Outward Program. In offsite clinics, they will work closely with local Infectious Diseases Physicians, clinic nurses or GPs.
- Current registration with the Nurses Board of Victoria
- Tertiary qualification in nursing or health related field or working toward same desirable
- Experience in the HIV/ID field or Community Nursing
- Strong clinical nursing background and strong professional identity
- Discounted health insurance
- Salary packging
- Onsite gym and childcare
Contact: Brian Price 0404816429
Applications close: 20 October 2019
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.