Assistant in Nursing. Naracoorte Hospital. Naracoorte AIN. $47,322 - $48,723 pa (pro rata)

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SA Health Job Pack Job Title Assistant in Nursing Job Number Applications Closing Date 22 January 2015 Region / Division Health Service Location Classification Country Health SA Local Health Network
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SA Health Job Pack Job Title Assistant in Nursing Job Number Applications Closing Date 22 January 2015 Region / Division Health Service Location Classification Country Health SA Local Health Network Naracoorte Hospital Naracoorte AIN Job Status Casual Appointment (up to 13/1/2017) Salary $47,322 - $48,723 pa (pro rata) Criminal History Assessment Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have undergone an appropriate criminal and relevant history screening assessment/ criminal history check. Depending on the role, this may be a Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Criminal History Check and/or a South Australian Police (SAPOL) National Police Check (NPC). The following checks will be required for this role: Child Related Employment Screening - DCSI Vulnerable Person-Related Employment Screening - NPC Aged Care Sector Employment Screening - NPC General Employment Probity Check - NPC Further information is available on the SA Health careers website at - see Career Information, or by referring to the nominated contact person below. Contact Details Full name Samantha Bueti Phone number address For Official Use Only I1 - A1 Guide to submitting an application Thank you for considering applying for a position within SA Health. Recruitment and Selection processes across SA Health are based on best practice and a commitment to a selection based on merit. This means treating all applications in a fair and equitable manner that aims to choose the best person for the position. A well presented, easy to read application will allow the panel to assess the information they need from your application. To give yourself the best opportunity to reach interview, the application should clearly and concisely demonstrate to the selection panel that you are suitably equipped to perform the role, and that you possess all of the stated minimum essential skills, abilities, knowledge, experience and educational qualifications (where required). The online application form to apply for this position will ask for employment history, education, qualifications and referees however to understand the position and requirements we suggest you become familiar with the attached Job and Person Specification. We request that you attach the following to your application - A covering letter of up to 2 pages introducing yourself to the selection panel and describing your skills, abilities, knowledge, qualifications and experience in relation to the position; A current Curriculum vitae/resume that includes your personal details, relevant employment history, education, training courses, qualifications and professional memberships. * Refer to for further information regarding The Indicative Total Remuneration which is inclusive of Award salary, superannuation and other monetary benefits. Information for Applicants Criminal History Assessment requirements For Official Use Only I1 - A1 JOB AND PERSON SPECIFICATION Position Title: Assistant in Nursing/Midwifery Classification Code: Assistant in Nursing/Midwifery Division: CHSA Branch: Naracoorte Health Service Type of Appointment: Section: Nursing o Ongoing Position Number:NR o Temporary Position Created: o Other Term Job & Person Specification Approval CE or delegate / / PREAMBLE: Underpinning the Department of Health Strategic Directions are the agreed values that reflect honesty, respect and integrity for every individual. These values drive how we conduct our business and how we behave. We aim to make the values live. It is important that we incorporate the values into our behaviour systems and processes. The Department has a Commitment to Workplace Values attached to Job and Person Specifications that all staff are required to uphold. (Please refer to the back of this document). Australia has one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse populations in the world. Having a diverse workforce (inclusive of bi-lingual, bi-cultural and employees who have a disability) can enhance the department s ability to negotiate with, and meet the needs of, the full range of its patient/ clients and customers. Such employees also add to the diversity of the workforce, and give added opportunities to fully capitalise on difference as a valuable asset in an increasingly competitive environment. Page 1 of 6 JOB SPECIFICATION 1. Summary of the broad purpose of the position in relation to the organisation's goals: Assistants in Nursing/Midwifery (AIN/M) support Enrolled and Registered Nurses/Midwives in the delivery of general patient/ client care, and undertake basic nursing duties that would otherwise have been performed by an Enrolled or Registered Nurse/Midwife. Employees at this level, work at all times under supervision by a Registered Nurse/Midwife and their work may be overseen by an Enrolled Nurse within a care team. 2. Reporting/Working Relationships (to whom the person reports, staff for whom the person is responsible and other significant connections and working relationships within the organisation). Assistants in Nursing/Midwifery Report to the Nurse/Midwife Clinical Services Coordinators (Level 3 or 4) or to the relevant position in your local health unit/service; Work under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse/Midwife Maintains cooperative and productive working relationships within all members of the health care team 3. Special Conditions. (such as non-metropolitan location, travel requirements, etc) The incumbent may be required to enter into an annual performance agreement for the achievement of (specific or service or program) outcomes. This position is subject to the receipt of a cleared criminal history check through the Screening and Licensing Branch of the Department for Communities & Social Inclusion, in accordance with current Country Health SA Local Health Network Inc. procedure and every 3 years thereafter from date of issue. 4. Statement of Key Outcomes and Activities (group into major areas of responsibility/activity and list in descending order of importance - continue on next page) 4.1Assists with the provision of professional high quality patient/ client care within the ward/unit/service aimed at improving patient/ client health outcomes through: Assistance to nurses/midwives in routine tasks with patients/ clients associated with the activities of daily living; Routine technical support functions at the level of setting up for nursing/midwifery procedures, cleaning equipment and managing local stock levels; Verbal and written communication related to routine work activities; Page 2 of 6 Contributing to the maintenance of a physically and culturally safe environment for patient/ clients and staff; Participation in quality improvement activities; Such nursing care and procedures that assist them in their learning capacity to develop the competencies required to achieve the qualification in which they are enrolled. 4.2 Contribute to the well-being of people in South Australia through participation in Counter Disaster activities including attendance, as required, at training programs and exercises to develop the necessary skills required to participate in responses in the event of a disaster and/or major incident. 4.3 Contribute to the promotion and implementation of the Public Sector Act principles and practices and employee conduct standards, in particular Equal Opportunity and Occupational Health Safety and Welfare by adhering to the provisions of relevant legislative requirements. Approved by Line Manager: / / Acknowledged by Occupant: / / Page 3 of 6 PERSON SPECIFICATION ESSENTIAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (Those characteristics considered absolutely necessary) PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that a Maximum of 15 criteria only (in total) be included in this section (ie the number of Essential and Desirable criteria combined should not exceed 15). Educational/Vocational Qualifications (include only those listed in Commissioner s Standard 2, Attachment C as an essential qualification for the specified classification group) Assistants in Nursing/Midwifery will be either: Enrolled as a student in an undergraduate program in nursing or midwifery and have completed any training required by the employer relevant to the safe and competent performance of work at this level; Employed on the basis that the person is or will be, undertaking a course approved by the Registration Authority for the preparation of Enrolled Nurses. Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills: (related to the job description and expressed in a way which allows objective assessment): Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Experience Be enrolled as a student in an undergraduate program in nursing or midwifery. Knowledge Understanding the role of the Assistant in Nursing/Midwifery within the healthcare setting. Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, industrial agreements, standards, codes, ethics and competency standards. Page 4 of 6 DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS (To distinguish between applicants who have met all essential requirements) Educational/Vocational Qualifications ((include only those listed in Commissioner s Standard 2, Attachment C, as an essential qualification for the specified classification group) Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills: (related to the job description and expressed in a way which allows objective assessment): Experience Provision of personal care to resident/client/patient/ client within Community, Nursing Home or supported accommodation service. Knowledge Knowledge of Quality Improvement Systems as applied to a hospital setting. Knowledge of contemporary nursing and health care issues. Other Details: Page 5 of 6 COMMITMENT TO WORKPLACE VALUES The Department of Health values have an influence on the people we employ Every organisation has values that govern the way people are treated and the way decisions are made. The Department s Strategic Plan identifies the values that guide our behaviours. These behaviours apply to all employees and govern the way people in the organisation are treated, the way decisions are made and how we provide our services. These values are used in day to day communication and interaction between all employees and are linked to the whole of government Code of Conduct, Performance Development, Job and Person Specifications and Department of Health Employment Conditions. Department of Health Organisational Values are: Honesty We show honesty by speaking truthfully, within the boundaries of confidentiality. This is shown in our dealings within the Department and with our consumers and partners by: saying what we mean and meaning what we say, keeping our promises, telling the truth tactfully, providing honest feedback and answers and admitting to mistakes. Respect We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity and use culturally appropriate ways of communicating. This is shown in our dealings within the Department and with our consumers and partners by: treating everyone fairly, communicating so people can understand, listening to others, and seeking and providing feedback. Integrity We show integrity by honouring our values and the rules of our department, government and nation. This is shown in our dealings within the department and with our consumers and partners by: doing the right thing, abiding by the values, standing up for what we believe in, and taking responsibility for our mistakes. ***************** I have the ability and commitment to behave consistently with the stated values of the Department of Health. / / Signature Please complete and return attached to your application to the nominated person The right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time Page 6 of 6
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