Community Nursing Team Leader (As per award)

Job posted: 20/08/2021
Applications close: 26/09/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Maryborough District Health Service

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/21115

Reference: VG/21115

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Registered Nurse to join the Community Services team as the Community Nursing Team Leader!

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

Community Nursing Team Leader

 Permanent Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight

Classification: Nurse Manager 2

Award: Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Registered Nurse to join the Community Services team as the Community Nursing Team Leader!  MDHS Community Services has recently undergone a restructure and as a result this exciting opportunity is on offer in this new role.   In this role you will work with the Operations Manager Community Services to ensure appropriate planning process and the effective allocation and management of community nursing resources. The role will provide you with a challenge and allow you to be part of a dynamic, growing service supporting a rural community.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Advanced clinical nursing and assessment skills with extensive experience in Community Based Nursing
  • Ability to act as mentor and provide clinical support to all members of the team
  • Basic Life Support Certificate

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a Permanent contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under the Nurses and Midwifes EBA with Salary Packaging available.
  • Become an integral leader- Build, grow and lead the Community Services Nursing team at MDHS, embedding patient centred care and service excellence across the health service
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centred of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.


Qualifications / Experience

  1. Registered Nurse with a current registration to practice from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Possess a comprehensive knowledge of Primary Health Care Principles, contemporary nursing theory and practice, chronic disease management, health promotion and health population and demonstrates clinical expertise in applying this knowledge.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of community service funding principles.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of diverse needs in rural and disadvantaged communities
  5. Demonstrated ability to lead teams and manage staff, provide guidance and support in all aspects of the role
  6. Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal, organisational, communication and problem solving skills.
  7. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact and relate to a diverse range of individuals and groups.
  8. Demonstrated understanding of relevant legislation and community health framework documents.
  9. Demonstrated experience in meeting accreditation requirements.
  10. Extensive computer literacy, with knowledge of current software

Specialist Expertise

  1. Advanced clinical nursing and assessment skills with extensive experience in Community Based Nursing 
  2. High level of skill in managing community nursing referral's and clinical decision making.
  3. Manage and engage with stakeholders in line with MDHS' strategic direction and values of G.R.E.A.T.
  4. Experience in change management and development of new services/structures
  5. Knowledge of relevant legislation, including a working knowledge of the National Standards.
  6. A highly developed knowledge of, and commitment to, Quality Management and accreditation processes.
  7. Ability to act as mentor and provide clinical support to all members of the team.
  8. An understanding of or willingness to learn about Community Dental Services

Personal Qualities

  1. Strong leadership skills demonstrated by knowledge of contemporary Human Resource policies and procedures, workforce needs, reward and recognition programs and performance management processes.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
  3. High level written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Commitment to ongoing education and professional development to ensure working within current scope of practice.

For further information, please contact Robyn Jordan via rjordan@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 5461 0483.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 26th September 2021.

Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Community Nursing Team Leader  (As per award)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

As per award


Robyn Jordan | on 5461 0483 or via rjordan@mdhs.vic.gov.au

Community Nursing Team Leader  (As per award)