Registered Nurse - General Medicine - SW4 Dandenong Hospital

Job posted: 14/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 53959

Reference: 53959

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

About South West 4 Dandenong Hospital

South West 4 holds 36 inpatient beds, 32 of which comprise of General Medical beds admitted for cardiac, renal and respiratory conditions. Four inpatient beds are reserves for the High Acuity Nursing Unit (HANU), a new model of care to clinically support patients requiring increased observation  under the management of highly trained staff.  This new model seeks applicants who are focused in their want for optimising their care to their full Scope of Practice and drive to progress to the next stage of their career to apply.  Patients who will be managed in the high acuity unit will be those with post operative management with narcotic infusions, patients needing single doses of antiarrhythmics, antepileptic management and rapid electrolyte replacement.  With increased care, staff will be supported through the completion of online modules and undertaking Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) in telemetry management and rhythm interpretation.  Contact with internal stakeholders focused on the delivery of care including Clinical Nurse Educators (CNE's), Clinical Support Nurses (CSN's) and Clinical Coach (CC)

Performance in the high acuity unit will provide the foundation for ongoing higher educational pathways including successful application to Post Graduate Certificates, Diplomas or Masters in Acute Medical/ Surgical Nursing.

In addition, South West 4 was one of two wards who initially implemented Ward Governance, a structure focused on improving clinical care through safety measures by having a medical, allied health, pharmacy and nursing lead.  Staff are encouraged under ward governance to actively engage in quality improvement and risk mitigation activities to provide excellence in care.

About This Role

We are seeking Registered Nurses (RN) with the desire to clinically progress their careers while delivering exceptional standards of care.  Previous experience in telemetry management is desired but not essential.  Nurses will be responsible for applying excellence in care to achieve optimal patient care, with engagement in portfolio management associated with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.  Applicants are required to have current experience in General Medicine and be able to engage in care planning for patients with diverse and complex health conditions.

Applicants who are successful are encouraged to apply for the Transition to Specialty Practice within General Medicine to compliment elements of nursing care while support will be provided by the Clinical Education team.

We have full and part-time positions available, ranging from 40-76hrs per fortnight.  Shifts worked will be across a 24/7 rotational roster.  If this appeals to you, Apply Now!

About You

You are an RN with previous experience in General Medicine within an acute hospital setting.  You are dedicated and compassionate and enthusiastic about furthering your clinical skills while mentoring those around you.

You are Also:

  • Dedicated to best practice and quality care

  • Committed to delivering patient centred care and patient advocacy

  • Enthusiastic, compassionate and able to work collaboratively

  • Excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

  • An advocate for Monash Health's strategic guiding principles 

What you Need:

  • A relevant post graduate Qualification

  • Clinical experience in an acute General Medical Unit

  • A willingness to learn and grow your skills 

Monash Health is a great place to work

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay

  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program

  • free flu vaccinations

  • private health insurance at discounted rates

  • health imaging services

  • + more

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing more than 20,000 people who work across 40 locations delivering healthcare services through our five hospitals and our extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities

We recognise 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 and ICare values.

How to Apply

We only able to accept applications submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System.

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents

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Registered Nurse - General Medicine - SW4 Dandenong Hospital

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Lindsey Crichton - 0407 238 013

Registered Nurse - General Medicine - SW4 Dandenong Hospital