Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.
Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.
In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
The Intensive Care Unit is a 31-bed level 3 Territory Referral Centre, which admits over 1900 patients a year. The Intensive Care Unit has unlimited accreditation with the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand for training in intensive care and has advanced trainees providing after hours cover. The Intensive Care Unit is a core member of ANZICS.
The unit satisfies College requirements for training in Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic and Trauma. The unit participates in international multi-disciplinary and multi-center research. The unit has a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate and research with excellent opportunities for collaborative research.
CHS is the single tertiary teaching hospital for the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding NSW region serving a population in excess of 650 000.
Assistant in Nursing works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to deliver person-centered nursing care within a dynamic health environment. They provide support services to registered nurses and allied health as well as general personal care of patients in the Intensive Care Unit. As a valued member of the critical care team, it is essential that you respond appropriately and report sudden changes of patient’s status to the Registered Nurse/ Clinical Care Coordinator.Duties
Under limited direction of the ICU Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) and Clinical Care Coordinator, you will:
- Ensure compliance with the safe sequencing of donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) correctly and safely to prevent transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Perform the role of PPE spotters to assist nursing, medical and allied health staff to support safe practice in the ICU, when required.
- Applying universal and transmission-based infection control principles in line with the standards of Canberra Health Services Infection Prevention and Control Unit. Integrate organisational policy and guidelines with professional standards.
- Assisting the nursing staff by preparing the patient’s bedspace for admission by making sure all the essential equipment is available such as: cardiac monitoring, airway basket, ventilator, suction equipment, and bedside trolley.
- Work under direct and indirect guidance, supervision, and support of Registered Nurses as a member of the nursing care team and contribute to and promote the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual care of the patient.
- Provide safe and effective assistance to allocated patients and/ or nursing teams to support specific needs in performing activities of daily living.
- Communicate with members of the nursing care team verbally and in writing through the patient’s clinical record and provide specific feedback to Registered Nurses on the personal care given.
- Provide one-on-one care to patients who are at risk of harm to self (for example high falls risk, confusion) or others as requested by the Clinical Nurse Consultant or nursing Team Leader.
- Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.Behavioural Capabilities
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
- Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
- High level of customer service and excellent time management skills
Relevant Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or recognised equivalent (for example working towards Diploma in Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing) is essential.
- The successful applicant will need to be demonstrate flexibility to work in a 24-hour rotating roster including morning, evening, and night shifts.
- Committed in protecting and promoting patient-centred care through fostering safe and healthy working environment.
- Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
- Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
- Registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011
- Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
Note: This is temporary position available for a period of six months with the possibility of extension.
What You Require
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
1.Proven commitment to providing effective care and support for patients in an acute clinical care setting whilst working under the direct and indirect supervision of Registered Nurses and within a team providing patient centred care.
2.Demonstrated knowledge of safe, effective ways to assist patients perform activities of daily living including communication skills of a high standard.
3.Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of privacy and confidentiality requirements in health care services.
4.Demonstrated commitment to professional and personal development.
5.Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health, and safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful, and kind.How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and
- A response to the selection criteria under “what you require”.
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work