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Enrolled Nurse Fit Tester

Job posted: 02/11/2020
Applications close: 18/12/2020 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 43859

Reference: 43859

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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 Monash Health


Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.


The Role


We are looking for Enrolled Nurses to work with Monash Health employees as Respirator Fit Testers.


Being part of the Respiratory Protection Program and working under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for ensuring Monash Health employees are tested for the fit of Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs).


Following your completion of a training program, your role will have responsibility to ensure:



  • testing protocols and records are maintained

  • support is provided to employees in appropriate FFR selection

  • validity of test results

  • that invalid test results are recognised

  • that equipment is in working order, cleaning and maintained

  • that you escalate any issues or concerns as required


With a high level of attention to detail, you will:



  • conduct fit testing of Respiratory Protective Equipment and FFRs according to procedures

  • support employees' choice of available respirator selection and that they understand fit test results

  • provide information on relevant Monash Health Respiratory Protective Equipment including correct use and guidance for prevention of injuries to employees fit tested

  • ensure equipment is:





    • kept clean according to procedures;

    • calibrated according to manufacturer's instructions; and

    • operated within designed parameters and procedures.





  • support recording and data maintenance of fit test processes and equipment maintenance

  • maintain current knowledge of organisational Respiratory Protective Equipment

  • understand respiratory exposure risks to both yourself and others


In this 12 month fixed term contract your flexible availability is key to being rostered across seven  days per week (Monday - Sunday), with shifts spanning from 7.30am to 10.30pm.  We can consider candidates who can work 0.6 EFT (three days per week) up to full time EFT.  As you will work across various Monash Health sites, a valid driver’s licence is essential.


About You


You are a dynamic Enrolled Nurse. With a genuine passion and interest in this unique opportunity you will commit to:



  • working in accordance with all relevant Occupational Health and Safety, Infection Prevention & Respiratory Protection Program procedures

  • ensuring you work within the supervision and delegation Enrolled Nurse requirements, and escalating to a Registered Nurse and/or the Respiratory Protection Program Administrator when required

  • participating in an annual fit tester competency assessment

  • being able to work in/wear PPE for considerable lengths of time


On a personal level, you are enthusiastic and motivated and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You are willing to commit to team work and ongoing professional development that align with the Monash Health’s values and vision. You are dedicated to safe best practice and quality care and you are an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles.


What you need


Essential:



  • Demonstrated recent experience as an EN

  • Current AHPRA registration

  • Australian working rights

  • Valid Driver's licence


Highly regarded:



  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40116 

  • Respiratory Nursing and/or Respiratory Protective Equipment experience 

  • Understanding of the Australian/New Zealand Standards specifically in relation to; AS/NZS 1715:2009 & AS/NZS 1716:2012 

  • Understanding of the international Standard specifically: ISO 16975-3:2017-09: Respiratory protective devices — Selection, use and maintenance — Part 3:Fit-testing procedures 


What we offer


Full PPE and training will be provided including:



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

  • avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills

  • mentorship and career guidance

  • support to attend relevant forums and conferences

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


In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite staff discounted car parking and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


How to Apply


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.


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


Please apply online through Mercury e-recruit as email applications will not be considered.


Current Monash Health employees should apply through Mercury using their Monash Health employee account. Our Recruitment Services team can answer any queries on this matter and can be reached on 9265 2776 or via email to recruitment@monashhealth.org


Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:



  • reference checks

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)

  • proof of immunisation.


A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.


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Enrolled Nurse Fit Tester

Job type:

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Contact:

Christina Campbell - 0429658986
Christina.Campbell@monashhealth.org

Enrolled Nurse Fit Tester