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Clinical Initiatives Nurse (Ed), Queensland Health

Clinical Initiatives Nurse (ED) writeAgency('Queensland Health'); Queensland Health (Organisation site ( ))
Townsville University Hospital
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over ,km with a population of approximately , people.

We cover the continuum of healthcare services from advanced, highly specialised, tertiary-level healthcare at the main hospital to secondary and primary-level hospital and community healthcare across facilities. The main facility is located adjacent to one of Queenslands leading tertiary institutions, James Cook University.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.
About your opportunity
The Townsville University Hospital Emergency Department (ED) provides treatment to approximately patients per calendar year. The type of treatment varies according to the presenting complaint of the patient. The priority of treatment is indicated according to the triage category allocated to the patient on their arrival at ED.

The purpose of the role is:

Maintenance of an ED nursing presence in the waiting room to facilitate a safe clinical environment.
Communication with patients and carers regarding ED processes and provision of relevant education on their health issues.
The assessment of patients following triage with a view to initiate diagnostics or treatment or escalate care where required.
The appropriate referral of patients to suitable services, which may be external to the ED.

The ideal applicant will be someone who has proven ability and can demonstrate the following:

Ability to comprehensively assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.
Knowledge of legal and professional responsibilities.
Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with the multidisciplinary team, patients and other stakeholders, including participation in relevant networks.
High standard of written and oral communication skills within the multidisciplinary team, patients and their families.
Ability to use or learn to use information systems appropriate to the position.
Ability to provide clinical education and support and demonstrate own ongoing professional development.
Ability to demonstrate competency as outlined in the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice.

Other requirements

Mandatory: Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent is a mandatory qualification for this position.
Highly Desirable: Experience in Emergency Department and a current Adult Life Support certificate.
Highly Desirable: Completion of a relevant post graduate qualification in area of speciality is desirable.
Nursing: Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and possession of a current practising certificate. Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager prior to commencement of clinical duties.
Shift Workers: Appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster and may be required to participate in an on call roster.

Prorata remuneration package value up to $, $. to $.(NG), .% leave loading, .% employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.
Why make the change?

Living in Townsville ( ); a vibrant, dynamic city and the largest regional centre in Northern Australia allows easy access to The Strand ( ) and Magnetic Island. ( ) Plus, the city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events ( ) and a bustling nightlife.
Further information
We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights ( ) and diversity ( ).

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This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role:
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis and COVID.
queensland, QLD, AU