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Position Details
Reference Number 419535
Position Title Enrolled Nurse - Yathong Lodge TBASIS & SMHSOPs Unit
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Geographical Location Wagga Wagga
Advertised Award/Classification Nurses and Midwives/Enrolled Nurse
Salary $53,874.37 - $59,827.95
Number of FTE 2.00
Purpose of Position

The Transitional Behavioural Assessment and Intervention Service (T-BASIS) unit is an 8 bed unit which provides multidisciplinary assessment, care planning and intensive treatment for older people with severe behavioural disturbance associated with dementia and /or mental illness. Staff within the T-BASIS units devise, monitor and adapt bio-psychological treatment strategies and are involved in the development of detailed multidisciplinary care plans for each consumer.  The T-BASIS model of care includes outreach services to residential aged care facilities and community care providers to enhance the capacity of these providers in the care of older people with servere behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, reducing admissions and facilitating discharge from the T-BASIS unit.

 

The Specialist Mental Health Service for Older Persons (SMHSOPs) unit is a new 8 bed gazetted unit under the MHA 2007 which provides acute mental health support to persons aged over 65 with psychiatric conditions.  The unit is committed to providing contemporary and innovative approaches to care and recognises consumers as experts in their own condition.  There is a strong focus on collaborative care planning and decision making that involves consumers and their families and carers.

 

The Enrolled Nurse is an associate of the registered nurse and is required to demonstrate competence in the provisioin of patient-centred care.  As specified by AHPRA the enrolled nurse works under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse and is reseponsible at all times for his/her actions and accountable in providing delegated nursing care.

 

In areas of health and functional status the nurse undertakes assessment, interventions, evaluation and monitoring and at all times maintains ongoing communication with the registered nurse about the outcome of care.

 

The nurse has ongoing responsibilities for providing emotional support and comfort to patients and to advocate for and facilitate the involvement of individuals/ families/ carers in planning and evaluating care.

 

Model and participate in the organisation's commitment to consumers and carers.

 
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Selection Criteria Demonstrated ability to meet the NMBA competencies for the Enrolled Nurse and current registration with AHPRA.

Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a multidiciplinary team

Demonstrated experience in and or knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in caring for consumers within the Mental health acute unit for older persons unit(SMHSOPs) and the transitional behavioural assessment and intervention service (TBASIS) unit

Understanding of the principles of mental health recovery and demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with consumers, families and carers

Demonstrated committment to quality improvement and professional development

Knowledge and understanding of the NSW Mental Health Act (2007)

Demonstrated computer literacy
Contact Person Di Alphonso
Contact Number 0259432707
Contact Email Colleen.Alphonso@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 26/10/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view