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.
HARP Complex Care is a service within the range of Health Independence Programs (HIP), and in Alfred Health it sits within the Rehabilitation, Aged, and Community Care Program. HARP reports through the Community Integration Stream.
The role of HARP as described by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is to “provide hospital substitution and diversion by supporting people in the community, in ambulatory settings, and in people’s homes.” Alfred Health’s HARP Complex Care Service is comprised of a multidisciplinary workforce working in an interdisciplinary model of care.
The Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) is seeking expressions of interest from registered nurses to join our team. HARP provides the coordination of services and wrap-around care in the community setting for patients with complex and chronic health conditions, inclusive of social complexities. This is a limited tenure role based at the Caulfield hospital site, providing an extension of our Care Continuity team at The Alfred site. The Care Continuity team, and HARP more broadly, has a strong focus on engaging with community stakeholders such as GPs, and community providers, to strengthen patients' networks of care and promote social inclusion and better health outcomes.
The Care Continuity team work Monday- Friday, 8.30-1700, and every third Saturday, reaching into the hospital to connect with HARP patients that have an acute admission, and reaching out into the community to develop person-centered care plans in collaboration with GPs and Practice Nurses, and the patient's broader network of care. The successful applicant will have a strong interest in chronic conditions management, knowledge of the impacts of the social determinants of health, and at least two years of clinical experience in acute medical fields of practice.
- Tertiary qualification in health related discipline
- Current professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA).
- 4 years’ clinical experience post graduation
- Sound clinical knowledge of complex health and medical conditions
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.