Referral Service Triage Practitioner (See Advertisement)

Job posted: 06/04/2021
Applications close: 04/07/2021 (Midnight)
19 days remaining

19 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Ambulance Victoria

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: AV/AV/-150853

Reference: AV/AV/-150853

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Ambulance Victoria is currently seeking Division 1 Registered Nurses and qualified Paramedics for Referral Service Triage Practitioner opportunities based in our Operational Communications Division.

Primarily located in Burwood in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Referral Service Triage Practitioners undertake a rotating roster in a 24-hour, 7-day work environment. Working either 21 (part-time) or 42 (full-time) hours per week, your rostered shifts will be between 10 to 12 hours each in length and incorporate morning, afternoon and night shifts.  

What's in it for you

As a valued member of AV you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance.  We offer salary packaging options, generous personal leave entitlements, accrued days off (for full time roles), and other benefits including free on-site parking.  The commencement salary for these positions is $121,576 plus 9.5% superannuation

We believe our people are our greatest resource and the sustainability of our workforce depends on how well we utilise our people's skills and abilities.  If you're ready to play an integral role and deliver results that help make a real difference, we want to hear from you! 

About the role

Reporting to Referral Service Team Leaders, the positions perform a critical function within Ambulance Victoria, acting as a coordination point for ambulance callers who do not require emergency ambulance intervention and who can be better managed through an alternative service provider.  Referral Service Triage Practitioners are responsible for conducting telephone triage aimed at identifying and providing the appropriate coordinated health management response to members of the community who call “000”.  

This role will enable you to use your clinical knowledge and skills in secondary patient triage and assessment. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • telephone triage of 000 calls
  • referral to appropriate service providers within healthcare and community based organisations
  • operation of industry-specific communication systems
  • engagement with internal and external stakeholders to determine a coordinated response
  • rostered shifts to support the 24/7 service delivery requirement 

Interviews for these positions will take place at an Assessment Centre on TUESDAY 6th JULY 2021. Those that are successful will be contacted by our Recruitment Team in the coming weeks.  Please be aware that applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. We encourage anyone who is interested to APPLY NOW. 

About you

You will have a valid Victorian driver's licence, a current Working with Children Check and possess a minimum of 4 years' contemporary clinical experience post-qualification.  You will also: 


1)      be a registered Paramedic


2)      be a Division 1 Registered Nurse, with experience in at least one of the following:

  • cardiac, cardiothoracic or intensive care
  • triage nursing and/or emergency department patient care
  • community or primary care nursing
  • mental health nursing 

You will need to be resilient and able to cope with the demands of working in a challenging but rewarding environment. You will also need to be comfortable navigating through multiple systems simultaneously. Experience in ADASTRA, Odyssey or CAD Interface systems is desirable, but not essential as training will be provided to successful candidates. 

How to apply?

Applicants are requested to complete the Referral Service Triage Practitioner Application Form attached to this job advertisement and submit it along with: 

  • cover letter outlining your interest in the position and linking your experience to the position and
  • an up-to-date resume providing detail of your clinical skills

Applicants are encouraged to read the document ‘Applying for a position with Ambulance Victoria'. For any queries please email recruitment@ambulance.vic.gov.au or call Recruitment and Selection on 03 9840 3653. 

Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. We encourage anyone who is interested to APPLY NOW. You will then in due course be contacted by the AV Recruitment Team to advise of next steps. 

For those applicants based overseas, we have an immediate need to fill these positions given the role they play in the Victorian community. Accordingly, we are asking anyone based overseas to please make contact with the Recruitment Team via email recruitment@ambulance.vic.gov.au,  upon arrival in Australia.

Our diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to deliver the Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for our people.