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Clinical Nurse - Renal

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service - West Ipswich, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


About The Role

The Clinical Nurse is a registered nurse who is accountable for practice at an advanced level, working collaboratively within the unit and with other members of the health care team including consumers/carers, other health professionals, general practitioners and other agencies (including non-Government agencies). This role provides the delivery of clinical care and support specific to haemodialysis within a outpatient/inpatient/clinic setting.

About You

Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge in the area of haemodialysis delivering expert nursing care in complex situations while providing support and direction to other team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with members of the healthcare team, patients, relatives and visitors and maintain a positive workplace culture through well-developed consultation, liaison, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate staff and manage delegated resources including prioritising needs and supporting day-to-day changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to role model excellent standards of comprehensive, evidence-based nursing care and documentation to facilitate quality patient outcomes, in accordance with National Safety and Quality Health Service and professional standards.
  • Demonstrates a strong team commitment through ability to provide clinical education and support at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and lead quality improvement and research initiatives within the work unit, contributing to the use of evidence-based practice to facilitate improved patient outcomes.
Service Description

The West Moreton Kidney Service (WMKS) has transitioned from a satellite dialysis unit of the tertiary hub located at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) to an independent service. From 6th February2020, MINTS separated WMKS from MSHHS. A brief has been submitted to the DoH to request funding to expand kidney services within WMH to provide safe and efficient patient care for patient across the spectrum of kidney disease including inpatient acute dialysis

The WMKS comprises of the Ipswich Renal Dialysis Unit (IRDU); a PPP with St Andrews Hospital (STA); a Multidisciplinary Kidney Clinic; Kidney Supportive Care (KSC) service; pre-dialysis education; and soon to commence PD service. A Telehealth clinic is run by the Nephrologist and supported by the Nurse Navigator once a month in Gatton Hospital, every 2 months in Esk Hospital.

The unit has 12 stations, which includes 3 isolation rooms and 4 isolation bays for Hep C, MRSA, VRE and other MRO's. The unit operates from 0600 – 2300 Monday to Saturday. This currently provides a service for 52 patients needing haemodialysis. Currently, there are 15 dialysis machines, the Fresenius 5008. An additional 2 Nipro machines will soon be available in the unit. New patients to the unit must be accepted by the Unit Nephrologist and NUM.

Vaccination Preventable Disease

You Must Be Able To Provide Evidence That You Either

This role is designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk role'.
  • have been vaccinated against the VPD's listed in the role description; or
  • you are not susceptible to the VPD's listed in the role description.
You will be asked by the recruiting manager to supply this evidence if you are the preferred candidate for the role. More information and evidence forms can be found at here.

To apply you will need to download and read the role description and information package, please provide your CV or resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant for the role, taking into account the key accountabilities of the role. If you are viewing this advertisement on Seek, to access the Role Description please click on “Apply for this job” to be taken to our website.

Further information

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West Ipswich, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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