Residential InReach Clinical Nurse Consultant

Job posted: 12/09/2023
Applications close: 10/10/2023 (Midnight)
18 days remaining

18 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Central Gippsland Health Service

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 13653

Reference: 13653

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland

Position Summary

  • EFT- Full Time Ficed Term Position (till June 2025 - Extenstion subject to ongoing program funding)
  • Opportunity to work as an independent practitioner
  • Contribute to enhanced service delivery of the older person
  • Balance acute & community nursing
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

About Department

The Better@Home Team is a small and supportive team with a diverse group of professionals who are passionate about supporting patients to receive specialised care closer to home and improving the wellbeing and health outcomes of patients in our community.This State initiative seeks to integrate home-delivered and virtual care models support the way we view and deliver health care to our patients ensuring it is truly person-centered.

About the Role

The Residential InReach (RIR) program works collaboratively with residents, families, residential facilities and General Practitioners, providing acute assessment and intervention to receive traditionally based hospital care in setting of choice reducing the need to come into hospital. The primary aim of the position is to provide specialist assessment and implement clinical management of residents in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF’s) and the community in order to prevent avoidable presentations to the Emergency Department (ED).This role will have a strong emphasis on care coordination to ensure the best possible health outcome can be achieved, right care in the right place at the right time. It will also involve facilitating discharge planning from our Emergency Department and acute inpatient settings and to capacity build staff within residential facilities to manage residents.


  • Provide comprehensive clinical assessments, care planning and interventions to residents with complex care needs across Wellington Shire Aged care facilities to prevent avoidable hospital presentations and admissions.
  • Provide leadership and advocacy to patients across the care continuum, facilitating prompt and effective care, supporting patients identified goals in setting of choice.
  • Strengthening care networks and referral pathways with General Practitioners, Ambulance Victoria & Victorian Virtual Emergency (VVED) will be an critical focus in this role in supporting better health outcomes for the older person in aged care.
  • Reducing unnecessary presentations, developing strategies to reduce patient time spent in ED and general advocacy of the older person, and support of ED staff in the caring of older people.

About You

  • Excellent communication skills including an ability to develop rapport with people quickly
  • Ability apply excellent clinical critical thinking and decisions making to coordinate care
  • Lead a culture of excellence, ethical conduct, and inter-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Energic with a passion to achieve better health outcomes in Aged Care
  • Team Player


  • Opportunity to work as an independent practitioner liaising across acute & community care settings
  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application
  • Statement addressing Leadership Capability Requirements as outlined in the position description including qualifications and experience

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate and obtaining a Working with Children Check.

At CGH we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable, and inclusive. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and abilities, with inclusion being essential to our mission and reflective of the community we serve.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Residential InReach Clinical Nurse Consultant

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Amanda Bain - (03) 5143 8551
Mandy Pusmucans - (03) 5143 8660

Residential InReach Clinical Nurse Consultant