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.
Alfred Health Endocrinology & Diabetes comprises a multidisciplinary team of Endocrinologists, Diabetes Nurse Educators, Podiatrists and Dietitians who bring expertise and excellent, compassionate care to our patients. We provide patients with the best and most current treatments, methods, materials and equipment to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of service. We believe that patients come first. Teamwork is highly valued and encouraged within the practice to promote a harmonious and productive environment. We place great importance on ethical and responsible behaviour as being essential to maintain the trust and loyalty of our patients and staff.
We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our dynamic Diabetes Education Team within Alfred Health as a Diabetes Clinical Nurse Consultant. This is an ongoing part time position of 32 hours per fortnight. As a Clinical Nurse Consultant, you will utilise your Post Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management to provide exceptional patient care and support to the department. You will have the opportunity to provide specialist nursing expertise, diabetes management advice, care coordination and self-management support in a variety of hospital settings. The position is within a team covering three hospital sites within Alfred Health. The sites include The Alfred hospital, Caulfield hospital and Sandringham hospital.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Division 1 Registered Nurse with current Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in Victoria
Post-graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education
A Demonstrated experience in diabetes assessment and management utilising a client-centred approach
ADEA Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) status or working towards credentialing
Ability to work both autonomously and within interdisciplinary teams
High level interpersonal and professional organisational skills
High level of clinical competence, skills and knowledge
Knowledge and understanding of government legislation, policies and risk management relative to Diabetes Education
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Current Victorian Driver Licence
Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of policy and standards and operational procedures
Experience providing Diabetes Education in the acute care setting.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
An ability to use initiative and be pro-active when managing multiple responsibilities.
Knowledge of office systems/software.
Flexibility in working hours to allow for increase during times of annual leave.
Knowledge/experience with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy.
Knowledge/experience with interstitial blood glucose monitoring systems.
Knowledge /experience with continuous glucose monitoring systems.
Knowledge/experience with Gestational Diabetes management.
Easy public transport access and discounted staff car parking
If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Diana Blackburn on 0429 773 468 or 03 9076 9457.
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.