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Enrolled Nurse - General Surgical Ward - Nepean Hospital - Perm Ft

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District - Far Meadow, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Enrolled Nurse
Remuneration: $58,022.57 - $63,047.37 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ227539
Applications Close: 17/05/2021

Together, Achieving Better Health

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community.

NBMLHD is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability.

About the Role
Exciting opportunity for an Enrolled Nurse to join the general surgical ward at Nepean Hospital. This is a full time position 7 day a week rotating roster

  • Provision of safe patient care
  • Provision of care activities to patients in accordance with the nursing care plan and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse within the scope of practice of an Enrolled Nurse specific to service need.
  • Contribute to collecting accurate health care information and maintaining accurate health care documentation as required
  • Communicate effectively with patients and other health care team members in accordance with appropriate protocol

The Enrolled nurse standards for practice are the core practice standards that provide the framework for assessing enrolled nurse (EN) practice.

The standards for practice remain broad and principle-based so that they are sufficiently dynamic for practising nurses to use as a benchmark to assess competence to practise in a range of settings.

The EN works with the Registered Nurse (RN) as part of the health care team and demonstrates competence in the provision of person-centred care. Core practice generally requires the EN to work under the direct or indirect supervision of the RN. At all times, the EN retains responsibility for his/her actions and remains accountable in providing delegated nursing care. The need for the EN to have a named and accessible RN at all times and in all contexts of care for support and guidance is critical to patient safety.

Although the scope of practice for each EN will vary according to context and education, the EN has a responsibility for ongoing self and professional development to maintain their knowledge base through life-long learning, and continue to demonstrate the types of core nursing activities that an EN would be expected to undertake on entry to practice.

ENs engage in analytical thinking; use information and/or evidence; and skilfully and empathetically communicate with all involved in the provision of care, including the person receiving care and their family and community, and health professional colleagues.
The EN standards are clinically focused and they reflect the EN’s capability to:

  • Provide direct and indirect care
  • Engage in reflective and analytical practice, and
  • Demonstrate professional and collaborative practice. ENs, where appropriate, educate and support other (unregulated) health care workers (however titled) related to the provision of care.

ENs collaborate and consult with health care recipients, their families and community as well as RNs and other health professionals, to plan, implement and evaluate integrated care that optimises outcomes for recipients and the systems of care. They are responsible for the delegated care they provide and self-monitor their work.

“Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016) Enrolled nurse standards for practice.

About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals. We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients.

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!
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If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website:
About Applying
If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role. You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button. So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria. 
To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.

Selection Criteria to be addressed:

  1. Current registration to practice as an Enrolled Nurse (Division 2) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  2. Experience and demonstrated skill in Acute nursing
  3. Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work
  4. Demonstrated evidence of being able to provide person centred care
  5. Demonstrated effective communication skills – written and verbal
  6. Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
  7. Ability to work a flexible roster

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Danielle Xerri via email [email protected]

Far Meadow, NSW

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