You will provide high level clinical nursing expertise for individuals or groups of patients at Leigh Creek Health Service, along with providing clinical leadership to the nursing team. Working in a variety of clinical settings, you will be an expert nurse within your area and stream of practice and have a significant degree of autonomy and decision making. Primarily providing nursing care to patients, you will also give clinical leadership to nurses and coordinate relevant projects or programs that contribute clinical expertise to improve patient health outcomes. You will accept accountability for your nursing practice, the outcomes of nursing practices for patients of Leigh Creek Health Service, the professional advice given, delegations of care made, and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.
The Leigh Creek Health Service is part of the Flinders Ranges Multipurpose Heath Service and the Rural Primary Health Service Program. Our hospital provides accident and emergency services, medical and surgical services and a range of allied health services provided by visiting practitioners. Through the Rural Primary Health Service Program, a range of community based programs are delivered internally and externally.
You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. With prior experience in management and leadership roles, you will be capable of giving supervision to student nurses, enrolled nurses and less experienced registered nurses. You will use your effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maintain a cohesive multidisciplinary team and resolve local or immediate nursing care problems. Prior experience with change management activities and leading and promoting consumer engagement initiatives will hold you in good stead for this role.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications close: 6 December 2019
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 710798