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headspace Collingwood Primary Health Clinic Nurse

  • Part-time / fixed term  position (12 months contract)
  • Registered Nurse Division 1, Grade 4 year 2 (R.N 4.2)   + 9.5 % Employer superannuation
  • Located in Collingwood

About us

Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

YSAS is a Child Safe organisation. We actively promote the safety and wellbeing of young people, and are committed to protecting young people from harm or abuse who come into contact with and/or access our service. Applicants must undergo rigorous screening and recruitment processes, including providing evidence of current WWCC and National Police Check.

The headspace Collingwood model brings together key organisations experienced in the delivery of primary care, mental health, alcohol and drug services, social welfare and vocational education for young people. The headspace Collingwood consortium comprises membership from Melbourne PHN, Austin Health, Jesuit Social Services, Mind Australia, and St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Ltd. This strategic alliance aims to establish a community of collaborative youth services improving access for young people aged 12-25 years at risk of or experiencing issues around mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drug or vocational domains.  

About the position

The headspace Collingwood Primary Health Clinic Nurse is responsible for the further development of the primary health care services delivered at headspace Collingwood for young people aged 12 – 25 years. The role will facilitate primary health screening, clinical assessment and treatment planning and delivery within scope of practice with young people; assertive follow up of results as delegated by the treating doctor; contribute to holistic care plans so that primary health is an integrated aspect of care to young people presenting to headspace; Provide support and collaborate with GP’s in the delivery of sexual & reproductive health care, information and education, immunisations, and general health follow up for young people accessing the clinic.
The position will contribute to; achieving accreditation for the headspace Collingwood (hsC) Primary Health Clinic against the RACGP standards for General Practice; development and review of audit tools, policies, procedures and evidence based clinical pathways and models of care addressing the priority needs of young people and identified diversity groups accessing headspace and collocated services.

Your key responsibilities will include

  1. Running of the clinic, including stock ordering within budget allocations; assertive follow up of results and treatment planning with young people; contributing to holistic care plans so that primary health is an integrated aspect of care to young people;
  2. Service delivery and client education
  3. Health promotion and community engagement
  4. Support and advocacy
  5. Continuos improvement
  6. Professional Conduct and relationship Management

For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION .

How to apply

To support your application you must:

  1. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident,
  2. Provide a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria found in the position description and
  3. Provide a current Resume (in Word or PDF format only). 

Applications received without addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close: COB Friday, 15th February 2019 and should be addressed to: careers@ysas.org.au, using the subject line: headspace Collingwood Primary Health Clinic Nurse application .

Please note: As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History check and have a current Working With Children Check.

Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Vishal Tandon, headspace Collingwood Manager on 03 9417-0150.

YSAS is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

YSAS has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.

Due to the predicted volume of applications, please note you will only be contacted if you are successful in progressing to a first round interview.

 

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