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Position Details
Reference Number 21861
Position Title Registered Nurse - Discharge Planning Liaison Nurse
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Kogarah
Award Classification Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award - Registered Nurse
Salary $984.50 - $1,382.50
Hours per Week up to 38hrs/wk
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position Staff working within the AARCS model will target early and appropriate identification of discharge support needs of older people admitted to hospital who have multiple health and care needs that put them primarily at risk of, or in need of residential aged care directly from hospital. They will identify, plan and facilitate an older person’s care after hospital along with monitoring the person’s presenting problem and acute care intervention using a case management model across the continuum of care. AARCS will take the lead role in facilitating the patient’s access to an aged care place on discharge. The key expected outcome is to maximise efficiency and effectiveness for older people with complex needs requiring access to Australian Government funded aged care place or alternate service. AARCS uses a patient-centred process that provides coordinated timely identification, holistic assessment, care recommendation and facilitation through the hospital system. AARCS discharge planning/case management services for the older person will help to eliminate unnecessary delays in the transfer of care of older patients, thus reducing the number of patients having prolonged and potentially unsafe hospital stays.
  Discharge Planning Liaison Nurse - Registered Nurse Permanent full / part time Monday - Friday
Selection Criteria • Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse

•Ability to undertake comprehensive and holistic assessments to plan care for older people in conjunction with acute care multi disciplinary services and other Aged Care health services

•Case management and liaison skills and ability to work with patients, families and aged care providers external to the hospital setting, including ability to develop and maintain formal links with local ASET services, ACAT Placement services (where these exist) and ACAT Delegates.

•Extensive clinical skills in aged care including community and hospital based experience, ability to lead family/case conferences and to facilitate coordinated and timely discharge planning.

•Demonstrate ability to prioritise and manage own workload, collect data for the target group and service delivery parameters, and meet benchmark response times.

•Sound knowledge of the health care and functional support needs of older people and their carers in the hospital, community and residential care settings.

•Knowledge of the Guardianship Tribunal, Office of the Protective Commissioner and Australian Government Guidelines for the Aged Care Assessment Program specifically in regard to eligibility requirements, client consent and approval for entry to an Aged Care place (including the associated clients c

•Demonstrated Computer literacy
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Alana Cooper
Contact Number 91131411
Contact Email alana.cooper@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 27/03/2011
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view