Registered Nurse - Integrated Chronic Care for Aboriginal People

NSW Health
 Adamstown, PA

REQ336581 Requisition #

Calling for a passionate and driven Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Registered Nurse who is looking for the chance to directly influence the health of your mob and other aboriginal communities.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time and Temporary Full Time Opportunities

Position Classification: Registered Nurse

Remuneration: $65,692.82 - $92,236.06 per annum + superannuation + salary packaging

Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: REQ336581

Location: Adamstown Campus

Registered Nurse

Integrated Chronic Care for Aboriginal People

This position is identified for Aboriginal people and exemption is claimed under 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. For information on Confirmation of Aboriginality Requirements click here.

This is a fulltime permanent position with the potential to job share or as a temporary opportunity. The ICCAP team sits within the broader Referral and Intake and Planned Care for Better Health teams and is operationally managed by a Nurse Manager and located on the Adamstown (Cnr Kyle and Gosford Rd) site in Newcastle NSW.

About the role:

In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your many clinical skills to focus on preventative, selfempowering health strategies for your clients, their families and broader community. No day is ever the same, as you can provide a range of services including, clinical assessment, health coaching, case coordination, health screening, 48 hour followup phone support and yarning to Aboriginal people and their community. This promotes health literacy and guides in improvement in health outcomes. This can happen in homes, community, clinics, coffee shops or telehealth. The approach is client centred, flexible and nonjudgmental.

The ICCAPP team has a Clinical Nurse Consultant and another Registered Nurse, who can’t wait to meet you and share their experiences and knowledge to help you settle into your new role. In addition there are also teams with expert knowledge in navigating the community services, who are also here to support you. The ICCAP team is supported by a Nurse Manager. A comprehensive orientation program is provided, with clinical and cultural support available.

About you:

The ICCAP team are seeking an enthusiastic individual who has a passion about working within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to actively influence positive health outcomes and great communication skills. You will have a positive can do attitude and love a challenge with an innovative out of the box thinker. A background in chronic diseases or care coordination/navigation is highly regarded.

If this is you, pick up the phone or email me to have a yarn about how your talents and experience can be used to provide exciting, evidence based and client centred care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities. We would love to meet you, show you our space and let you know what we do.

We have a permanent full time opportunity and a temporary full time opportunity until March 2023 with the opportunity for extension on a part time basis.

What we can offer you:

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • Proximity to shopping and other services
  • ADO's each month (for full time employees)
  • 4 weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • 6 weeks annual leave (for eligible full time nurses)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.

Job share / part time arrangements will be considered.

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.

Need more information?

  • Click here for the Position Description
  • Find out more about applying for this position
  • For role related queries or questions contact Simone Dagg on 0457 569 759 or Simone.Dagg@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: Monday 12th December 2022

Information for Applicants:

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate.

A third COVID-19 dose is a requirement for Category A positions, as is one dose of the current Southern hemisphere influenza vaccine registered for use by the TGA. COVID-19 booster doses are highly recommended for all other health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases - This is a Category A position. Please read and understand NSW Health policy directive (PD2022_030). All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2

Stepping Up Website: is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.

Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.

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