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HARP Nurse

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 9 days
    Never published
  • Job no: 57281
  • Category: Nurse, Registered Nurse

Alfred Health

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
• Part-time – 64 hours per fortnight
• Classification code – Grade 3B Registered Nurse
• Alfred Health - Caulfield site
• Staff benefits


HARP (Hospital Admission Risk Program) Complex Care is a community-based service within the range of Health Independence Programs (HIP).  Alfred Health HARP sits within the Alfred Home - Acute and Community (HAC)  and reports through the Community Integrated Stream. HARP provides support, education, and care coordination to improve the well-being and independence of individuals living in the community.

This position is open to an experienced registered nurse that has a strong interest in chronic and complex holistic health care. This role works within a geographic team with supervision and support from the HIP Complex Care Coordinators, working alongside the Alfred case managers and allied health clinicians. The HARP RN is responsible for conducting phone risk assessments, triaging new referrals, and prioritising care. During outreach visits, the HARP RN conducts comprehensive and holistic systems assessments, initiates interventions intended to improve patients' health independence, and provides support and education on the self-management of chronic disease. The HARP RN works in collaboration with the patient, family, GPs, carers and other community-based services or hospital-based resources. The RN works in partnership with the multidisciplinary team and the HARP registrar in the holistic care of patients.

Qualifications and Experience

• Four or more years of nursing experience following graduating from a Bachelor of Nursing
• Sound assessment skills, critical thinking and the ability to work autonomously when required and as part of a team to strategise and implement plans of care in the community.
• Knowledge as to how to improve patient safety and quality of life through the promotion of chronic disease self-management and health independence   
• Be able to recognize deterioration and or risk in the community and escalate appropriately 
• A strong interest in caring for people who experience significant challenges in both chronic disease, vulnerability, and psychosocial complexities

• 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 Hannah Byrne on 0428 645 237.

Applications close at 11 pm Friday, 8 July 2022


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.

In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closes in 9 days - 08 Jul 2022