Perioperative Liaison Nurse

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 54226

Reference: 54226

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

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 19,000 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. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About the Role

Reporting to the Peri-operative and Elective Services Manager, this role will work collaboratively with the Surgery and Interventional Services program and multidisciplinary teams in delivering a patient centred elective surgical model of care that meets the expectations and needs of our patients and families with an identified point of contact for the entire surgical journey.

The primary function of this role is to coordinate patients undergoing elective surgery and interventions to ensure they are prepared in accordance with a safe and standardised clinical pathway with the patient informed and at the centre of all planning and decisions.

Key responsibilities are to ensure optimisation of the peri-operative journey, including:

  • pre-op education and discharge planning;

  • scheduling surgery according to Elective Surgery Access Policy and Monash Health Policies;

  • managing clinical comorbidities ensuring safe and timely treatment; and

  • liaising with relevant key stakeholders from point of referral to the day of surgery.

Full time, part time permanent and temporary positions are currently available. These positions are based across a number of Monash Health sites and cross campus travel may be required for meetings or as the specialty/core business requires.

About You:

  • Registered with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via AHPRA

  • Significant relevant surgical nursing experience and/or relevant post graduate studies

  • Demonstrated maturity and accountability for clinical decision making 

  • Current and satisfactory Police Check (must also comply with Aged Care Act 1997 Accountability Amendment Principles 2012 if working in Aged Care settings)

  • Current and satisfactory Employee Working With Children Check 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Post graduate qualification studies in nursing leadership or management, or working towards same.

In return

You'll enjoy the flexibility of working between Monday and Friday, no weekends.  The seniority of the role provides a level of flexibility around clinical decision making as well as work locations across the Monash Health network.  Full time employees have the opportunity to accrue a day off every four weeks.  In addition, you'll have:

  • 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

Other benefits include salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite subsidised staff 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.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – 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);and

  • proof of immunisation.

To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Perioperative Liaison Nurse

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Eleanor Milton - 0403942857

Perioperative Liaison Nurse