Clinical Nurse Consultant - Paediatric Allergy & Immunology, Monash Children's Hospital

Job posted: 18/03/2020
Applications close: 17/04/2020 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 41164

Reference: 41164

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

About Allergy & Immunology Services at Monash Children’s Hospital

Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH) cares for more than 100,000 children per year, providing care across the continuum of paediatric services from pre-natal to 18 years of age.  It is one of the largest children’s hospitals in Australia and one of only two tertiary paediatric hospitals in Victoria. MCH is co-located next to Monash Medical Centre in Clayton and is a purpose-built paediatric facility where clinical services will be delivered in a child and family-friendly environment.

Melbourne has the highest documented prevalence of challenge proven food allergy in the world, with 1 in every 10 infants affected.  As a result, we are excited to announce the new Allergy & Immunology Service now available at Monash Children’s Hospital for children and their families. The Allergy & Immunology Service is collaboration with consumer groups, primary health networks, and community paediatricians and allergists to deliver an efficient, effective and equitable model of care.  The development of an integrated pathway supporting consumers, GPs and community paediatricians will allow the majority children with allergy in SE Victoria to be seen locally and rapidly, with specialist services at MCH seeing the most severe cases, and providing safe testing and food challenge services at Monash Children’s Hospital.

About The Role

The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) A-B is an expert nurse with advanced theoretical and clinical skills who provides clinical resource, clinical advisory/development and undertakes related projects and development activities to meet specified clinical nursing needs in a specialty area. Working collaboratively with all medical, nursing and allied health staff, the CNC provides comprehensive patient centred care within the speciality area. The CNC A-B position is a clinical leadership role responsible for clinical outcomes under the direction of the area manager. The role will also involve participation in quality improvement activities within the speciality/department. CNC A/B Position Description | Updated Nov 2019 | 2 The Clinical Consultant A (Grade 4A) is a member of a specialist team in the first and second years of experience of a CNC. The Clinical Consultant B (Grade 4B) is a member of a specialist team in the third and subsequent years of service as a CNC.

The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) is a specialist role that works collaboratively with all medical, nursing and allied health.  This CNC  role presents a truly fantastic opportunity to join a new service and model of care dedicated to deliver supervised food or drug challenges; multidisciplinary services, including multi-unit engagement, dietetics, nurse practitioners and specialist allergy clinics and provision of inpatient consultation services and a adolescent-adult transitional service. The CNC position aims to enhance the quality of care for children presenting to the Allergy & Immunology Services at Monash Children’s Hospital through clinical leadership, collaboration, consultation and support of Allergy & Immunology clinicians.

The CNC will also be required to:-

  • Provide high level leadership, clinical advice & advocacy for patients presenting to the Service

  • Support Inpatient food & drug challenges via Day Admissions

  • Work collaboratively & affectively with multiple stakeholders

This is a part-time .8 EFT ongoing position working Monday to Friday across rotating shifts.

About You

You are an experienced nurse with demonstrated clinical expertise and passionate about nursing excellence and patient advocacy.  You possess excellent communication skills and have proven leadership qualities. You are committed to improving patient care and respect the individual's rights and dignity and ensure evidence based practise in patient assessment and recovery.

You Are Also:

  • committed to a leadership & mentoring role

  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care

  • committed to delivering patient centred care & a patient advocacy

  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively

  • excited to be accountable for & manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

  • experience in Anaesthetics & Recovery

  • an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles

What You Need:

  • Relevant Nursing Qualification(s)

  • Extensive experience in Paediatric Dietary, Allergy &/or Immunology highly sought

  • Clinical resource & advisory specialist to meet Allergy & Immunology specialist nursing needs

  • Outstanding Communication skills (verbal & written)

  • Commitment to Quality Improvement & Patient-Centred Care 

  • Working collaboratively with all medical, nursing & allied health professionals

  • Outstanding organisational, time management, problem solving & analytical skills

  • Superior relationship-building capability, achieved through strong communication, influencing & interpersonal skills.

  • Australian working rights

  • Current AHPRA registration

What We Offer:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base

  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills

  • mentorship & career guidance

  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences

  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

How To Apply

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.

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Clinical Nurse Consultant - Paediatric Allergy & Immunology, Monash Children's Hospital