Clinical Care Coordinator

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Clinical Care Coordinator – Location: Scottsdale, Tasmania

The vision is to support our communities to celebrate life in every stage. It aims to do this by working with our rural communities to provide responsive and innovative health and aged care services to enable communities to remain in their local area. The facility has 50 bed Residential Aged Care Facility, 18 independent living units, an Urgent Care Centre, 3 sub-acute beds and a variety of Home Care packages and services.

Purpose of the role:

The purpose of this role is to provide clinical leadership and professional nursing care within scope of practice, and to oversee the work of a team of nurses, enrolled nurses and extended care assistants. The clinical nurse coordinator provides both clinical and administrative leadership to their team. Clinical Nursing Coordinators also provide some level of resident services as required.

The role is also responsible for ensuring that realistic goals are set in their area of accountability to achieve desired outcomes through the provision of evidence based holistic care.

The Clinical Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day organisation and functioning of the nursing and care teams, ensuring a high standard of clinical care is delivered to the residents, in accordance with relevant organisational strategic direction, policies and procedures.

Reporting line:

The Clinical Nurse Coordinator is expected to operate with a degree of autonomy and work in collaboration with the Director of Facilities and other management positions as required.

About the role:

  • Provide clinical and team leadership to ensure the safe and effective provision of nursing and care service to aged care facility residents.
  • Support the recruitment team to ensure that nursing and care staffing numbers are maintained at agreed safe staffing levels and within the allocated budget.
  • Ensure that all appropriate consumables and medical equipment is ordered and available in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Provide support and direction to the Rostering Co-ordinator as required to ensure appropriate staffing levels and personnel.
  • Ensure that residents clinical and specialised care need are met in care-planning processes, completed as required by RN’s, ensuring that they are up to date and completed to the expected standard, while ensuring adequate consumer (or delegated decision-maker) involvement to promote ongoing safe and effective care.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in the implementation of assessments and care planning for new residents (including respite residents) upon admission to the Facility.
  • Investigate, review and manage consumer incidents, compliments and complaints in accordance with organisational systems, in consultation with the positions manager.
  • Participate in the investigation, review and management of staff incidents, compliments and complaints.as required with the support of the human resources team.
  • Support the education and training of current nursing, care staff and healthcare students or trainees undertaking placement
  • Promote and lead a culture of inclusion and respect for residents supporting choice and independence, ensuring residents are supported in their goals and preferences including advanced care planning and end of life planning if required.
  • Ensure the management of high impact or high prevalence risks associated with the care of each resident is evidence based and in line with best practice.
  • Ensure information about the resident’s condition, needs and preferences is communicated in a timely manner and with others where responsibility for care is shared.
  • Contribute to and lead processes which promote high quality infection prevention and control.
  • Prepare and actively participate in meetings and work groups, as required, and ensure the reporting of timely, relevant and regular information.

Other requirements:

  • Willing to work/be based in North East (Scottsdale),Tasmania
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge and at least two years’ recent nursing experience.
  • Provision of a satisfactory National Police Check
  • Provision of a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment
  • Current Flu and COVID Vaccination required prior to commencement
  • Drivers’ licence

What’s on Offer:

  • Generous salary super (76hr fortnightly) salary packaging.
  • Overtime pay 2% remote annual allowance
  • Accommodation support for 6 weeks and airfare (one way interstate to Tasmania)
  • Free parking onsite
  • Relocation package applicable to the right candidate

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