Emergency Information

THEATRE INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN

Position Status: Permanent Hours Available

Classification:  Theatre Instrument Technician Grade 2 (TC6)

Under the general supervision of the Nursing Unit Manager the Instrument Technician Grade 2 is responsible for the planning, implementation, management and execution of all the CSSD duties associated with an operation list and the activities of the wards of the Hospital.

The Instrument Technician is responsible for the following;

  • Able to work to the standards A.C.H.S. (Standards for Australian Health Care Facilities), and must fully understand and be able to meet/implement all the requirements of AS/NZS 4187 as applied to CSSD and all the service it provides.

  • Must be able to interpret and apply the principle of safe manual handling and chemical safety to all aspects of their work.

  • Must be able to demonstrate understanding of and ability to use all clean up equipment/machines, drying/sealing equipment, and sterilizing equipment including the STERIS processor.

  • If the CSSD technician is also an Enrolled Nurse, on occasion he/she may be required to perform other duties in the Theatre complex such as caring for the sedated patient in Recovery Unit under the guidance of a division 1 Nurse.

  • Maintaining appropriate documentation of vital CSSD equipment.

  • Instrument preparation and packaging for sterilisation.

  • Appropriate loading of Sterilizer.

  • Recording of Sterilizer load cycle and contents.

  • Correct recording and monitoring of sterilizer cycles printout and recording of same.

  • Being vigilant in monitoring sterilisation and dryness of sterilised items.

  • Appropriate cooling, drying of articles and storage in designated sterile stock cupboard.

  • Processing and redistribution of ward supplies, via a clearly defined clean/dirty protocol.

  • All instruments are to be inspected for integrity of joints, sharpness, freedom of movement and surface quality.Required maintenance, sharpening or replacements to be discussed with Nursing Unit Manager.

  • Review instrument sets, bowl sets, linen bundles and special instrument set-ups periodically with Nursing Unit Manager and OR staff.

  • In consultation with Nursing Unit Manager be actively involved with the purchase of new instruments and CSSD equipment.

  • Be involved in quality activities and OH&S as designated by the Nursing Unit Manager.

  • Compliance with infection control policies and procedures

  • Maintain strict Confidentiality of the workplace at all times

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Must hold a Certificate III in Health – Sterilising practise for Technicians or equivalent or working towards.

  • Must have a keen interest in working in the area of Sterilisation, Management of Sterile supplies and Infection control.

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with people from a variety of ages, cultures and backgrounds.

  • Have well-developed problem-solving skills.

Benalla Health offers a working environment that encourages professional development and embraces the concept of work/life balance, whilst striving for excellence.

The Successful applicant upon appointment will undergo a National Police Records Check and will require a Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact: Melissa Reid – Acting Deputy Director Clinical Services on 5761 4750.

Benalla Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to Child Safety. This includes establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please forward your application including a cover letter, resume, Key Selection Criteria address and the completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: hr@benallahealth.org.au 

All Applicants must complete the Benalla Health Application for Employment form, address the Key Selection Criteria and have read the Benalla Health Values Brochure.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Applications Close: Tuesday 21st August 2018 at 10.00am.

/userfiles/CSSD_Instrument Technician Grade 2_TC6_Jul 2017.pdf

/userfiles/Application for Employment.pdf

 

DIETITIAN

Position Status: Permanent Full-time (80 Hours per fortnight)

Classification:  Dietitian GR 1 YR1-7 (AI1- AI7)

Working as part of a multi-disciplinarily team and in accordance with the objectives of the hospital, this Dietetic position is required to co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate effective and accessible services within Benalla Health and other contracted service sites. This position is complemented by a health promotion focus on illness prevention and promotion of ‘good health’ lifestyle activities and the provision of service is aimed at maintaining independence from the institutional and acute care sectors.

The Dietitian is responsible for the;

Clinical

  • To identify client needs and service priorities;

  • To accept appropriate referrals and provide dietetic assessment;

  • To provide dietetic services to clients at Benalla Community Health

  • Provide dietetic services to local GP clinics for diabetes clients

  • Provision of visiting service to Benalla Hospital and other external organisations such as aged care facilities for the Dietetic treatment of clients;

  • To ensure monitoring of clients and referrals to other service providers when appropriate;

  • To conduct educative groups with particular emphasis on promoting self-management. For example Diabetes Support Group;

  • To provide information and advice to other service staff and participate in case consultation;

  • Maintain dietetic facilities in accordance with safety standards and infection control guidelines;

  • To ensure membership in appropriate professional organisations in order to maintain contemporary level of professional knowledge and competence;

General

  • The incumbent is expected to be a self-starter who enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary organisation.

  • To maintain accurate client records and statistical data in a timely manner in accord with the Service’s requirements;

  • To comply with the Service’s policies and procedures to ensure professional accountability;

  • To participate in ongoing quality assurance activities, including maintenance and development of policies and procedures which allow the organisation to meet relevant accreditation standards;

  • To facilitate the Service’s commitment to providing education for students by supporting student placement; and

  • To attend meetings as required by the organisation.

  • To attend training as required by the organisation, including the Transition to Practice program

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor of Dietetics or equivalent qualification

  • Experience in Community Health or other equivalent field;

  • Experience or training in delivering health promotion

  • Ability to liaise with internal and external customers at all levels;

  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary environment;

  • Experience with therapeutic, educative, community and support group work;

  • Ability to write reports, submissions and evaluation documents to deadlines.

  • High level organisational skills and computer literacy

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to prioritise workloads and meet demanding work deadlines;

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Benalla Health offers a working environment that encourages professional development and embraces the concept of work/life balance, whilst striving for excellence.

The Successful applicant upon appointment will undergo a National Police Records Check and will require a Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact: Kathryn McQualter – Dietitian on 5761 4500.

Benalla Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to Child Safety. This includes establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please forward your application including a cover letter, resume, Key Selection Criteria address and the completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: hr@benallahealth.org.au 

All Applicants must complete the Benalla Health Application for Employment form, address the Key Selection Criteria and have read the Benalla Health Values Brochure.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Applications Close: Tuesday 21st August 2018 at 10.00am.

/userfiles/2016_CAC_Forum/DIETETICS_Dietitian Grade1 (AI1 - AI7) PD August 2018.pdf

/userfiles/Application for Employment.pdf

 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

Position Status: Permanent Full-time (80 Hours per fortnight)

Classification:  Managers & Administrative Worker Grade 5 (HS5)                         

The Financial Accountant is responsible for assisting the Finance and Corporate Services team to deliver quality and timely financial services to the organisation.   This position is required to facilitate the achievement of finance objectives and ensure the provision of excellent customer services to internal and external stakeholders

The Financial Accountant is responsible for the;

  • Effective management of the Medical Accounts function:

  • Administration of the Health Service’ assets register, taxation and treasury functions.

  • Effective management of the front reception and accounts administration function;

  • Preparation of accurate and timely financial reports to stakeholders, inclusive of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Board of Management and Benalla Health management ensuring all significant variations are analysed.

  • Ensuring the accurate and timely preparation of statistical information for the DHHS and Health Service management reporting.

  • Maintaining an accurate General Ledger in accordance with government policies and guidelines and the organisations’ policies and procedures.This includes the reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts as scheduled.

  • Treasury administration in consultation with the Executive Director Finance and Corporate Services.

  • Ensuring the accurate and timely administration of the GST, FBT and asset register functions.

  • Effective financial administration of the Morrie Evans Wing nursing home including;

    • Resident contract administration;

    • Liaison with residents and their families on financial matters and

    • Maximising Government funding.

  • Providing authoritative financial advice to Benalla Health management staff.

  • Providing support and assistance to the Executive Director Finance and Corporate Services.

The Financial Accountant must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting concepts: Incumbent understands the principles, practices and standards associated with reporting, recording and analysing an Organisation’s financial transactions.

  • Accountability: Incumbent works to clear objectives in a transparent manner, accepts responsibility for decisions and actions, seeks to achieve best use of resources and accepts appropriate scrutiny.
  • Resilience: Incumbent maintains a positive attitude and continues to deliver consistent quality work in the face of challenging situations.
  • Collaborative mindset: Incumbent approaches activities, decisions and outcomes from the perspective of working respectfully with others.

  • Priority and time management skills: Incumbent is able to undertake a number of different tasks simultaneously, ensuring the most important tasks are completed in line with agreed expectations about timeliness, quality and appropriate resource use.

  • Work planning skills: Incumbent is able to define and sequence work tasks to deliver on established outcomes in line with agreed timeframes, availability of resources and ways of working.

  • Communication:Demonstrates excellence in communication skills and an ability to listen, respond and consider others points of view. Ability and commitment to maintain high levels of confidentiality.  

Benalla Health offers a working environment that encourages professional development and embraces the concept of work/life balance, whilst striving for excellence.

The Successful applicant upon appointment will undergo a National Police Records Check and will require a Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact: Andrew Nitschke – Executive Director Finance & Corporate Services on 5761 4224.

Benalla Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to Child Safety. This includes establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please forward your application including a cover letter, resume, Key Selection Criteria address and the completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: hr@benallahealth.org.au 

All Applicants must complete the Benalla Health Application for Employment form, address the Key Selection Criteria and have read the Benalla Health Values Brochure.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Applications Close: Monday 20th August 2018 at 10.00am.

/userfiles/FINANCE_Financial Accountant (HS5)_July 2018.pdf

/userfiles/Application for Employment.pdf

 

Registered Midwife/Clinical Midwife Specialist

Position Status:  Permanent, Temporary & Casual Positions Available

Classification:  Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife Grade 2/CMS

Benalla Health is seeking suitably qualified and experienced Dual Registered Midwives to join our Midwifery Service.

The Registered Midwife is responsible for, providing high quality midwifery care to women and their significant others in accordance with the organisation’s policies, procedures, clinical practice guidelines, standards and values.

The Registered Midwife is responsible for:

  • Providing high quality midwifery care to women and their significant others in accordance with the organisation’s policies, procedures, clinical practice guidelines, standards and values.

  • Delivery of effective antenatal and postnatal care by planning, implementing and monitoring midwifery practice in the hospital and home setting.

  • Providing the pregnant woman and her significant others with continuity of midwifery care and midwifery services specific to their needs.

  • Coordinating the midwifery and allied health care that is provided to women.

  • Where appropriate delegating aspects of midwifery care to others according to their competence and scope of practice.

  • Acting as an advocate for women and their significant others, ensuring their opinions are heard and their rights are respected.

  • Counselling women and providing appropriate health education.

  • Liaising with the Midwifery team members, Nurse Unit ManagerDeputy Director of Clinical Services, Associate Director of Nursing and/or Visiting Medical Officer to communicate changes in a woman’s condition/progress and any other situations/circumstances as they arise.

  • Participating in the organisation’s quality and accreditation programs and contributing to the processes whereby the quality of care for women is continuously improved. This includes critically examining own and others health care delivery and incorporating the results of personal research or the research findings of others in the delivery of care.

  • Participating in the review of relevant Policies, Procedures and Clinical Practice Guidelines.

  • Participating as part of the midwifery team in projects, activities, case studies and portfolios as allocated by the Midwifery Clinical Coordinator or Nurse Unit Manager.

  • Actively participating in department meetings and committees as requested by the Nurse Unit Manager.

  • Demonstrating competent clinical practise, acting as a positive role model, and facilitating the development of clinical skills in other midwives, health care staff and students.

The Registered Midwife must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to articulate clear decision making processes.

  • Knowledge and commitment to Quality Management and Accreditation processes.

  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing education and annual updates of; mandatory legislative compliance, neonatal resuscitation, midwifery emergency management, fetal surveillance, epidural management and breastfeeding competencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to work independently of others

  • An ability to represent as a patient advocate

Benalla Health offers a working environment that encourages professional development and embraces the concept of work/life balance, whilst striving for excellence.

The Successful applicant will have undergone a National Police Records Check and Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact; Kim Woosnam – Acute Nurse Unit Manager on 5761 4387.

Benalla Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to Child Safety. This includes establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please forward your application including a cover letter, resume, Key Selection Criteria address and the completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: hr@benallahealth.org.au 

All Applicants must complete the Benalla Health Application for Employment form, address the Key Selection Criteria and have read the Benalla Health Values Brochure.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Applications reviewed upon receipt.

Applications Close: Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 10.00am.

/userfiles/MID_Midwife_RN (YS2-YS11) PD March 2018.pdf

/userfiles/Application for Employment.pdf

 

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