Clinical Nurse Educator AOD Emergency Department

Job posted: 14/09/2021
Applications close: 24/09/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health

Reference: 41884

Reference: 41884

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Clinical Nurse Educator AOD - Emergency Department (Western Health) 

Western Health is seeking applications for an Alcohol and other Drugs educator to assist in the delivery of a transition to mental health practice program in the Emergency Department. If you are an AOD nurse who would like to share your knowledge with ED nurses this could be the role for you. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and skills in the development of our ED staff. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a rapidly expanding health service.

The Sunshine Emergency Department has recently undergone a large expansion which will include a Behavioural Assessment Unit (BAU).  This role will involve the creation and updating of on-line learning programs, face to face education and bedside education related to the care and management of  patients with AOD issues within the Emergency Departments

About the Role:

  • Delivery of face to face and online education and training programs for the transition to practice program

  • Support the development of a comprehensive AOD education portfolio for the Division of Emergency, Medicine and Access in line with identified service needs for the transition to mental health practice program

To be successful in this role you must possess:

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing qualification or equivalent, which leads to registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia

  • Minimum of five years post registration experience in AOD nursing

  • Knowledge of current clinical issues & challenges in relevant specialist area Commitment to continuing professional development in AOD and allied areas, and ability to foster this commitment in others

  • Ability to both deliver and to advocate for high quality care to patients with AOD problems

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously in the role 

  • Possess highly developed interpersonal skills including conflict resolution strategies

  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively as part of multidisciplinary, nursing and education team

  • Possess knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and human resource procedures

  • Be innovative, resourceful and adaptable to change

  • Proficient in the use and possess the ability to trouble-shoot ICT systems

About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Clinical Nurse Educator AOD Emergency Department

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Robyn Peel - 0468608141

Clinical Nurse Educator AOD Emergency Department