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.
- Permanent – ongoing
- Part-time – 32 hours per fortnight
- Classification code – Clinical Nurse Consultant (ZA7/ZA8)
- Alfred location
- Staff benefits
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.
The High Risk Foot Service is launching in August 2021 and will provide coordinated, multidisciplinary care for patients with predominantly diabetic foot complications, with a focus on preventing decline in vascular - compromised, high-risk patients. The service is considered best-practice and has been benchmarked against other health services. It will be provided via two streams: same-day admitted care and multi-day inpatient care; resulting in more efficient and higher quality care. The new service provides an opportunity to create a contemporary model of care for patients aligned with the National Association of Diabetes Centres Collaborative Interdisciplinary High Risk Foot Services Standards. The High Risk Foot Service includes clinicians from Podiatry, Departments of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Vascular Surgery, Diabetes Nurse Education, Prosthetics and Orthotics with Ward Clerk support.
We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated clinician to join the multidisciplinary team with experience in the management of patients with Diabetes and a passion for high quality, contemporary patient centered care, contributing to the monitoring of key performance indicators and patient outcomes to ensure effectiveness of the Diabetes Education service, while identifying areas for improvement or change.
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-centered 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
- IT competency
- 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.
- Highly developed clinical skills and experience working with high risk foot complications.
- 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.
- Mentor qualification.
- Salary packaging
- Novated leasing
- Onsite gym
- 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 3457.
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.