CURRENT VACANCIES

Lactation Consultant

Position Status: Permanent Hours (0.2 EFT) 

Classification:  Clinical Specialist (YS9) or Enrolled Nurse Level 3

In this role you will act as a resource for mothers, hospital staff, and other health professionals working with mothers and babies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Comprehensive and accurate nursing assessments of patients.
  • Identify and act on deviations from normal in the patient’s health status.
  • Develop and document a plan of care in consultation with patient and relevant others.
  • Planned care is implemented, evaluated and assessed.
  • Respond to patient and/or carer educational needs.
  • Undertake technical procedures confidently and safely.
  • Refer clients to appropriate community service providers.
  • Utilise higher level skills in clinical decision-making – in particular in problem identification and solutions, analysis, and   interpretation of clinical data.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Act as a resource for mothers, hospital staff, and other health professionals working with mothers and babies.
  • Participate in the formulation of breast feeding policy and assist with the implementation and evaluation of the policy.
  • Where appropriate act as an advocate for patients and their families, ensuring their opinions are heard and their rights are respected.
  • Assess the need for training and education of other staff, then deliver specialist clinical teaching and supervision to nurses, health care staff and students as required.
  • Advise and assist staff, mothers and other health workers with the management of lactation problems.
  • Develop appropriate education materials and programs on breast feeding for mothers and their families, and provide ongoing clinical education for staff.
  • Assist and support the mother in the transition from hospital to the home environment to promote successful breast feeding.
  • Participate in the organisation’s quality and accreditation programs, contributing to processes whereby the quality of care of patients is continuously improved. This includes examining own and others’ nursing and health care delivery critically, incorporating the results of personal research or the research findings of others in the delivery of care.

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 Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact; Gabrielle Robinson – Nurse Unit Manager, Inpatient Services on (03) 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 (found in position description below) and completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: employment@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: Friday, 2nd October 2020

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/MID_Breast Feeding Lactation Consultant_CNS_EN3_Jan 2019.pdf


Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator

Position Status: Permanent Hours (0.5 EFT)

Classification:  Grade 2 (HS2)  

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary purpose of the position is to promote community engagement and coordinate the volunteer program across Benalla Health.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Community Engagement:

  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of the Community Engagement Strategy, in conjunction with Communication Officer

  • Assist and support events for key target groups to increase the profile of Benalla Health

  • In consultation with the Communication Officer assist with maintaining websites and utilising social media to develop opportunities for community member engagement, youth volunteer engagement and service promotion.

  • Assist in the production of documents and promotional material of a professional standard suitable for external communication to a variety of target audiences.

  • Participate and contribute to the monthly Cultural Diversity and Consumer Committee

Coordination Volunteer Program:

  • Coordinate and be accountable for the daily management of the volunteers and the Volunteer Program

  • Be responsible for the recruitment, registration, training, support and orientation of volunteers

  • Assist with the development of plans and strategies for enhancing the program and the identification of appropriate new roles for volunteers, in consultation with the Heads of Departments

  • Link with peak bodies in volunteering including Palliative Care Volunteers network and Volunteering Victoria

  • Ensure the Volunteer Program is meeting National Standards for involving volunteers in Not for Profit Organisations

  • Match volunteers with residents/patients/tasks in consultation with Unit Managers and/or activities/program coordinators
  • Apply for funding/grants for the Volunteer Programs and activities

  • Submit applications for organisational, local, state and federal volunteer awards

  • Host volunteer appreciation events

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Excellent people skills and capability for relationship building

  • Positive and proactive with the ability to motivate, engage and support individuals and groups

  • Quality driven; seek high standards and actively seek to improve engagement, systems and processes

  • The capacity to deal sensitively and intelligently with difficult issues

  • Value and remain open to new ideas and perspectives

  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills.

  • Proven track record of independently managing varying workplace issues

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Competent computer application skills

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and evaluate a service

Desirable:

  • Experience in communication, marketing, volunteer coordinationin the operation of volunteers

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 Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact; Leanne Daldy – Operational Director, Human Resources on (03) 5761 4212.

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 (found in position description below) and completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: employment@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, 12th October 2020

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/HR_Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator_HS1_Sept2020.docx


Enrolled Nurse - Transition To Practice 2020 Program (November intake)

Position Status: Temporary Hours (0.8 EFT) from 2nd November 2020 to 2nd May 2021

Classification:  EN LEVEL 2.3 (IB68)

The EN Transition to Practice Program at Benalla Health (BH) offers:

  • A supported professional development program, specifically targeted at assisting graduates to transition to the workplace;

  • Dedicated Performance Improvement Team with Clinical Support Nurses and Inter-professional Clinical Educators to provide support to graduates in the clinical environment;

  • Up to two rotations, which may include Residential Aged Care and Acute Ward

Applying for the role:

Completed applications must include the following:

  1. Letter of application and BH Application for Employment Form (can be downloaded below),

  2. Resume, including placement history and 2 professional/clinical referees (please include email addresses),

  3. Certified copy of Academic Transcript with results legend

  4. Passport sized photograph,

  5. Two most recent clinical placement reports,

  6. Current Police and Working with Children checks to be presented at interview, along with current immunisation record.

Enquiries can be made by contacting Stephanie Johnson - Clinical Educator, on (03) 5761 4378.

  • A PD for this role can be downloaded below

  • Completed applications should be emailed to: stephanie.johnson@benallahealth.org.au

  • Number of positions available is dependent on funding approval

Applications close: Monday, 5th October 2020 at 5pm

userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/ACUTE_EN Level 1-2_IB61-IB72_June 2019.pdf

/userfiles/MEW_EN Level 1 or 2_IB68-IB72_Sept 2019.pdf


Registered Nurse Grade 2 – Urgent Care Centre

Position Status: Permanent Hours (0.6 EFT)

Classification:  RN Grade 2 Yr1 – Yr10 (YP2-YP11)  

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Provide high quality nursing care to patients and supervise specialist care delivered by other staff
  • Coordinate specialised aspects of care provided to patients on a daily basis
  • Counsel patients, providing health education - especially in relation to the speciality
  • Where appropriate act as an advocate for patients and their families, ensuring their opinions are heard and rights are respected
  • Assess the need for training and education of other staff, and deliver specialist clinical teaching and supervision to nurses, health care staff and students as required
  • Carry out research and development in the speciality
  • Provide advisory services to appropriate committees
  • Level of clinical practice reflects the level of remuneration i.e. higher level of skill than would be expected of Grade 2 nurses, but less than Grade 3 positions.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Demonstrate well-developed communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate clear decision making processes
  • Knowledge and commitment to Quality Management and Accreditation processes.
  • Possess knowledge of relevant legislation, particularly the National Health reform,  National Standards and Aged Care Standards
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver of excellent nursing care in accordance with BH philosophy, policies and procedures.
  • 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 (upon appointment) will undergo a National Police Records Check and Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact; David Briggs – Nurse Unit Manager, First Response Services on 5761 4262.

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 (found in position description below) and completed Benalla Health "Application for Employment" form to: employment@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: Friday, 23rd October 2020

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/UCC_RN Grade 2_YP2-YP11_Sep 2019.pdf


Physiotherapist - Grade 2

Position Status: Temporary Hours (0.7 EFT)

Classification:  Physiotherapist Grade 2 Yr 1-4 (VB1-VB4)

Position Summary:

Working as part of a multi-disciplinarily team and in accordance with the objectives of the hospital and physiotherapy / occupational therapy department, this Grade 2 physiotherapy position is required to co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate effective physiotherapy services within Benalla Health and other contracted service sites.

RESPONSIBILITIES:        

  • Management of all referred clients from general inpatients, outpatients, aged care units and other contracted service sites.

  • A grade 2 Physiotherapist is required to teach Physiotherapy students and perform work that requires specialist knowledge and experience in anyone of the following; neurosurgery, surgical thoracic, plastic surgery, cerebral palsy, traumatic spinal cord lesions.

  • Maybe required to act in charge of the Physiotherapy/Allied Health Department from time to time.

  • Liaison with other members of the patient management team, including medical officers, nurse unit manager and other allied health professionals.

  • Education of hospital staff to carry out appropriate treatment plans to achieve overall physiotherapy goals.

  • Attendance at relevant discharge planning or scrum meetings.

  • Appropriate recording of all physiotherapy treatment sessions in medical records.

  • Appropriate recording of statistics according to department protocols.

  • Ability to appropriately delegate tasks to Allied Health Assistants.

  • The Physiotherapist also works on secondment to other Hospitals in the area so some regular travelling is required (use of own motor vehicle).

  • Sound ability to carry out physiotherapy assessment and choose appropriate treatment techniques.

  • Ability to perform all electrotherapy techniques within safety guidelines.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Mentor students and Grade 1 Physiotherapist as required

  • To assist in planning, implement and supervise physiotherapy intervention to referred inpatients and outpatients.

  • To participate and deliver educational programs when required.To assist with the supervision and provide an educative environment for physiotherapy students on placement.

  • To attend relevant meeting when required, representing the physiotherapy/community health department. Ensure relevant information is presented at clinical meetings as required and requested.

  • To participate in the organisations Health Promotion plan and speak at Community Groups / Sessions as required.

  • To provide the required data pertinent to the operations of the physiotherapy department.

  • Actively participate in quality improvement activities and contribute toward organisation wide accreditation compliance as required.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Registration with AHPRA Registration Board of Victoria

  • A degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent.

  • Consolidated experience in the field of Physiotherapy

  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to liaise with internal and external customers at all levels.

  • Computer applications skills

  • Proven ability to prioritise workloads and meet demanding work deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate with minimal supervision and show high levels of initiative.

  • Proven 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 will undergo a National Police Records Check (upon appointment) and will require a current Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact: Merryn Howell – Manager, Healthy Communities on (03) 5761 2237.

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: employment@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, 12th October 2020

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/PHYSIO_Physiotherapist Grade 2_VB1-4_April 2019.pdf


Social Worker/Generalist Counsellor

Position Status: Permanent Hours (0.4 EFT)

Classification:  Social Worker Grade 2 (Qualified) (SC21 – SC24)

Position Summary:
The Social Work/Counselling Team operates from the Benalla Community Care Centre and provides Social Work / Counselling support within Community Health and Health Independence Programs, Acute Hospital services and Residential Aged Care.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify client/patient needs and service priorities

  • Accept appropriate referrals and provide social work/counselling assessment and treatment of clients/patients

  • Ensure monitoring of clients/patients and referrals to other service providers when appropriate.

  • Conduct educative groups with particular emphasis on promoting self-management.

  • Provide information and advice to other service staff and participate in case consultation.

  • Maintain social work facilities in accordance with safety standards and infection control guidelines.

  • To identify professional development requirements and participate in appropriate courses, seminars.

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

  • To maintain accurate client records and statistical data in a timely manner in accordance with the Centre’s requirements.

  • To comply with the Centre’s policies and procedures to ensure professional accountability.

  • To participate in ongoing quality assurance activities, including maintenance and development of the ACHS – EQUIP (Evaluation & Quality Improvement Program) or other relevant standards.

  • To facilitate the Services’ commitment to providing education for students by supporting student placements.

  • To attend Staff and team meetings and other meetings as required by the organisation.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:     

  • Bachelor of Social Work

  • Registration with the Australian Association of Social Workers

  • Experience in a hospital, community health service or other equivalent health field

  • Proven ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Demonstrated ability to manage clients with complex needs, crisis intervention, and document appropriately

  • Experience in developing and conducting support group work/sessions

  • High level organisational skills and computer literacy

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills

  • Strong time management and prioritising 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 will undergo a National Police Records Check (upon appointment) and will require a current Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact: Merryn Howell – Manager, Healthy Communities on (03) 5761 2237.

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: employment@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, 21 September 2020

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/SOCIAL_Social Worker_Generalist Counsellor Grade 2_SC21-SC24_May 2020.pdf


Occupational Therapist (Grade 1)

Position Status: Permanent Hours (1.0 EFT)

Classification:  Occupational Therapist Grade 1 (VE7 – AF14)

Position Summary:

This position offers the opportunity to develop clinical and management skills within this acute, residential and community health service.  The department caseload includes orthopaedic rehabilitation, medical / surgical inpatients and outpatients, day activities centre, Residential Aged Care Facility, community services, CHSP and HACC-PYP and NDIS clients and services to the Health Independence Programs.

The Occupational Therapist may also be required to work on secondment to other Health Services in the area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:        

In accordance with the objectives of Benalla Health, to co-ordinate, implement and evaluate effective occupational therapy services within the organisation and other contracted services.

Caseload

  • To plan, implement and supervise occupational therapy intervention to referred inpatients and outpatients.

  • Conduct tests to assess functional, emotional, psychological, developmental and physical capabilities.

  • Plan and direct specific therapeutic programs for individuals using vocational (jobs or careers), recreational, remedial, social and educational activities.

  • Select and design a variety of activities that improve an affected movement or function and help individuals to regain personal care skills, such as eating and dressing.

  • Assist people to gain or regain skills in social, leisure and work environments through graded individual or group therapy and activity programs.

  • Monitor the progress of individuals and assist with the coordination of an effective health team.

  • Design and modify the everyday environment of clients to allow for better access and independence.

  • Advise on the use of specialised equipment, such as home modifications, adapted kitchen utensils, wheelchairs and other assistive techniques, which help people within their environment.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Proven ability to liaise with internal and external customers at all levels

  • Clinical experience in a variety of Occupational Therapy areas, across the continuum of care

  • Experience in Microsoft Windows applications

  • Proven ability to prioritise workloads and meet demanding work deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to operate with minimal supervision and show high levels of initiative

  • Proven 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 will undergo a National Police Records Check (upon appointment) and will require a current Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact: Merryn Howell – Manager, Healthy Communities on (03) 5761 2237.

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: employment@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: Friday, 25 September 2020

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/OT_Occ Therapist Grade 1_VE7-AF14_Aug 2020.pdf


Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Acute

Position Status: Temporary Hours - (0.6 EFT) from 13/08/20 - 31/05/21

Classification:  RN ANUM Year 1 - 2 (YW11-YW12)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) will:

  • Support nursing and midwifery services within the organisation.

  • Mentor and lead nursing staff in providing high quality nursing care to patients and supervise specialist care delivered by other staff.

  • Coordinate specialised aspects of care provided to patients on a daily basis.

  • Act as an advocate for patients and their families, ensuring their opinions are heard and their rights are respected.

  • Provide a productive, safe environment in the ward, demonstrating effective leadership.

  • In the absence of the NUM, carry out day to day management of the ward.

  • Assist the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) in allocating appropriately skilled nurses to provide patient care.

  • Assist the NUM in staffing management – preparation of rosters, selection and recruitment, staff appraisal, staff development/education, occupational health and safety and other aspects of human resources management.

  • Act as Grade 5 After Hours Coordinator as and when required in absence of a rostered ADON.

  • Maintain competence in nursing practice as measured by the Australian National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse.

  • Comply with all organisational policies and procedures.

  • Educate and direct staff to adhere to nursing policies and procedures.

  • Deliver excellent nursing care in accordance with Organisational values and policies and procedures.

  • Promote the Benalla Health’s Values and Code of Conduct through your practise and encourage the same in colleagues.

  • Assist the Unit Manager to work within the unit budget, and when appropriate, taking corrective action.

  • Take responsibility for managing delegated management portfolios.

  • Actively contribute to Discharge Planning of patients.

  • Counsel patients and provide appropriate health education.

  • Support Quality Improvement by carrying out quality activities and research within their area of practice.

  • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of clinical standards.

  • Assess the need for training and education of other staff and then deliver specialist clinical teaching and supervision to nurses, health care staff and students in the unit and nursing division as required.

  • Carry out research and development in the speciality.

  • Provide advisory services to appropriate committees.

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Achievement of Registered Nurse competencies in accordance with criteria as prescribed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

  • Demonstrated well-developed communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Demonstrate a high level of skill in clinical decision making – in particular with problem identification and solution.

  • Strong leadership skills demonstrated by knowledge of Human Resource policies and procedures, adaptability to workforce needs and performance management processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver excellent nursing care in accordance with BH’s philosophy, policies and procedures.

  • Recency of practice in regard to Advanced Life Support skills and No Lift Policies.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to Quality Management and Accreditation processes.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, particularly the National Health reform, National Standards and Aged Care Standards.

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

  • Ability to maintain and improve clinical care standards.

  • Ability to act as mentor or preceptor to other less experienced nurses, including students and graduate nurses.

  • Ability to represent as a patient advocate.

  • Demonstrated skill with analysis and interpretation of clinical data.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Information Technology.

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

For more information regarding the role contact: Gabrielle Robinson – Nurse Unit Manager, Inpatient Services on (03) 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: employment@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, 28th September 2020

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/ACUTE_ Acute ANUM (YW11-YW12) PD May 2018.pdf


Speech Pathologist

Position Status: Temporary Hours - (1.0 EFT) from 21/09/20 - 03/01/22

Classification:  Speech Path GR 2 YR1-4 (VW1- VW4)

Position Summary:

Working as part of a multidisciplinary Allied Health team, this position is responsible for providing high quality speech pathology care to patients / clients referred to the service, caseload comprises in the main pre–school aged children and adults with acquired communication disorders;

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifying client needs and service priorities;

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating screening programs to detect communication disorders;

  • In conjunction with the Community Health Service Team - assisting in planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion / illness prevention activities relevant to Speech Pathology Practice;

  • Coordination of speech pathology care provided to patients / clients according to assessed needs;

  • Counselling patients / clients and providing appropriate health education;

  • Participation in health promotion activities aimed at raising community and staff awareness about communication and swallowing disorders;

  • Continually evaluates care delivery, incorporating the results of personal research or the research findings of others in the delivery of care;

  • Contributing to patient care by accepting appropriate referrals and providing communication assessment and treatment of clients. Consulting with other members of the health care/education team where necessary;

  • Maintaining accurate and concise case management records for patients / clients;

  • Contributing to a creative, productive and safe environment for patients, clients, visitors and staff by demonstrating knowledge / attending training in / applying the documented policies and procedures relating to: the provision of speech pathology care; internal and external emergencies; infection control; occupational health and safety and safe work practice.

  • Participates in: the supervision and instruction of students and the in-service instruction ofother health care staff when appropriate;

  • Contributing to the development of services by critically assessing new developments and research based change in speech pathology - where appropriate assists in the design, implementation and evaluation of new procedures, processes, methods and supplies / equipment, participating in meetings and projects where appropriate.This includes participation as required in quality and accreditation related activities;

  • Complies in with the relevant Commonwealth / State legislative and non-legislative standards governing the profession, including those prescribed by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Relevant Bachelor degree and Membership with the Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

  • Experience in Community Health or other equivalent field;

  • Proven ability to work effectively within a multi disciplinary environment;

  • Experience with therapeutic, educative and support group work.

  • Proven ability to work independently

  • Proven ability to supervise students

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

  • Proven ability to prioritise workloads and meet demanding work deadlines; and

  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

  • Demonstrated well-developed communication and interpersonal 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 will undergo a National Police Records Check (upon appointment) and will require a current Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact: Melissa Jackson – Manager, Independence & Wellbeing Manager on (03) 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: employment@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, 5th October 2020

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/SPEECH_Speech Pathologist Grade 2_VW1-4_April 2018.pdf


Housekeeping Assistant

Position Status: Casual

Classification:  Cleaner (IJ1)

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing patient/client focused general cleaning and linen duties, within the allocated area including maintaining carpet cleaning across the organisation.

If necessary the person will be allocated to another area and work schedule to cover for a colleague on leave (patient areas take priority for leave replacement) and required to carry out the work schedule for the area to the standards required.

This position requires flexibility in that the shift rotation is across 7 days a week, with both day and evening shifts available.

The organisation we will endeavour to meet individual roster preferences however this may not be possible in all instances. The incumbent must be willing to work in different areas to meet patient/resident/client needs.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:     

  • Proven ability to liaise with internal and external customers at all levels.

  • Proven ability to prioritise workloads and meet demanding work deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate with minimal supervision and show high levels of initiative.

  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  • The ability to clean effectively and efficiently in an area of high infection risk.

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

For more information regarding the role contact: Patricia Winzer – Team Leader, Housekeeping on (03) 5761 4786.

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: employment@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, 5th October 2020

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/HOUSEKEEPING_Housekeeping Services Assistant_IJ1_Jul 2017.pdf


Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Urgent Care Centre

Position Status: Permanent Hours - hours negotiable

Classification:  RN ANUM Year 1 - 2 (YW11-YW12)

Benalla Health is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Associate Nurse Unit Managers to join our Urgent Care Centre.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Mentoring and leading the nursing staff in providing high quality nursing care to patients and supervise specialist care delivered by other staff;
  • Coordinate specialised aspects of care provided to patients.
  • Act as an advocate for patients and their families, ensuring their opinions are heard and their rights are respected;
  • In the absence Nurse Unit Manager (NUM), carry out day to day management of the unit;
  • To act as Grade 5 after Hours Coordinator as and when required in absence of a rostered ADON. That is:
  • Assist the NUM in allocating appropriately skilled nurses to provide patient care;
  • Assisting the NUM in staffing management – preparation of rosters, selection and recruitment, staff appraisal, staff development/education, occupational health and safety and other aspects of human resources management;
  • Assist the NUM to work within the unit budget, and when appropriate, taking corrective action.
  • Deliver excellent nursing care in accordance with Organisational values, policies, procedures and clinical practice guidelines (CPG).
  • Promote Benalla Health’s Values and Code of Conduct through your practise and encourage the same in colleagues.
  • Counsel patients and providing appropriate health education;
  • Support Quality Improvement by carrying out quality activities and research within their area of practice.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of clinical standards.
  • Assess the need for training and education of other staff and then deliver specialist clinical teaching and supervision to nurses, health care staff and students in the unit and nursing division as required.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Achievement of Registered Nurse competencies in accordance with criteria as prescribed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
  • Demonstrate well-developed communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrate a high level of skill in clinical decision making – in particular with problem identification and solution.
  • Strong leadership skills demonstrated by knowledge of Human Resource policies and procedures, adaptability to workforce needs and performance management processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver excellent nursing care in accordance with BH’s philosophy, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Quality Management and Accreditation processes.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, particularly the National Health reform, National Standards and Aged Care Standards.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to work independently of others.
  • Ability to maintain and improve clinical care standards.
  • Ability to act as mentor or preceptor to other less experienced nurses, including students and graduate nurses.
  • Ability to represent as a patient advocate.
  • Demonstrated skill with analysis and interpretation of clinical data.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Information Technology.

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

For more information regarding the role contact: David Briggs – Nurse Unit Manager, First Response Services on 5761 4262.

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: employment@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: Open and interviewed on application

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/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx


Nurse Unit Manager - Perioperative Services

Classification: Nurse Manager 3 (NM11)

Postion Status: Permanent Hours - Full-time

Position Summary:

The role of the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) Perioperative Services is to be responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality, safe and evidence based practice across perioperative, sterile supply, day procedure and infection control services through effective leadership and management of both staff and other resources.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to oversight and leadership of evidence based clinical practice; staff recruitment, retention and rostering; performance monitoring and management; fostering and facilitating a sense of team and teamwork; fostering and facilitating a values based culture that prioritises safety and an expectation of consistency in practice; coordination and leadership of unit based portfolios; medical liaison; monitoring of perioperative services budget and the oversight of unit supplies and resources; and oversight of the maintenance of unit facilities and equipment.

The NUM will contribute to both unit and organisational clinical governance including ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, quality and safety standards, industrial agreements and organisational guiding statements and documents.

The NUM will also demonstrate appropriate expertise and leadership to both role model and mentor the attributes, behaviours, knowledge and skills reflective of best clinical practice and demonstration of organisational values.

The NUM Perioperative Services will liaise with, and support the Operational Director Continuum of Care, to achieve the organisational goals outlined within the Benalla Health Strategic, Clinical Services and Operational Plans.

You will be a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) with demonstrated perioperative and management experience.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated clinical experience working in the perioperative setting

  • Demonstrated capacity to provide inspirational and strategic leadership

  • Demonstrated capacity to align teams to organisational values and behaviours.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of community and chronic disease policy, programs and funding.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of information management systems and programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage people, projects and services including achieving required funding timelines and accountabilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage change

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 Working with Children's Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact; Lisa Pryor, Operational Director - Continuum of Care on (03) 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: employment@benallahealth.org.au

All applicants must complete the Benalla Health Application for Employment form and have read the Benalla Health Values Brochure. Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Applications Close: Monday 21st September, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

/userfiles/Perioperative Services NUM (NM11) PD_ April 2019.pdf


Direct Entry/Dual Registered Midwives & Clinical Midwife Specialist

Position Status:  Permanent and Contract Positions Available. Start Date Negotiable.

Classification:  Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife – Grade 2/CMS

Benalla Health is currently looking to recruit to the positions of Direct Entry and Dual registered Midwives and Clinical Midwife specialists.  

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.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • 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.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • 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 deliver excellent person centred nursing care in accordance with BH nursing values

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

  • 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 (Upon Appointment) and a Working with Children's Check is required for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

For more information regarding the role contact; Gabrielle Robinson; Nurse Unit Manager, Impatient Services 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: employment@benallahealth.org.au

All applicants must complete the Benalla Health Application for Employment form and have read the Benalla Health Values Brochure. Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Suitable Applicants will be reviewed and interviewed upon application.

Applications Close: Open and interviewed on application

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

/userfiles/Application for Employment 2.docx

 


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.

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