The purpose of the Network Eating Disorder Coordinator position is to provide leadership and coordination to the development of treatment pathways and programs of care for people with an eating disorder (or related clinical care issues) presenting to Sydney Local Health District. The position will liaise with SLHD staff, NGO's and local Primary Health Networks (PHN's) to facilitate pathways to care. The position is based at the Peter Beumont Eating Disorder Tertiary Service at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) however it is expected that SLHD Network Coordinator will complete some work within various locations in SLHD related to the function of the position.
The Network Eating Disorder Coordinator will oversee, in collaboration with local executives, oversight committees and the Statewide coordination team, the implementation of the SLHD Eating Disorders Service Plan that has been developed in response to the NSW Service Plan for People with Eating Disorders (2013-2018).
The key components of this position are:
Service development: to drive local development and changes to eating disorder services across the inpatient and community setting;
Workforce development: to participate in training and supervision of local staff in
the treatment of people with eating disorders;
Clinical consultation and care provision: to provide care _and/or consultation when needed to staff and/or patients with an eating disorder; and Participate in Statewide activity: to work in partnership with the Statewide
coordinator and the coordination team comprising coordinators from all districts and to be actively involved in its activities.
Participate in research and quality improvement activities: to work collaboratively
on research and quality improvement projects with staff and/or patients.
The position is also intended to provide an overseeing and support function to the local eating disorder coordinator positions across four additional Local Health Districts (LHDs) within NSW: South West Sydney LHD, Murrumbidgee LHD, Far West NSW LHD, Western NSW LHD.
Some clinical work will occur within the context of the multidisciplinary ambulatory clinic at the Peter Beumont Unit (PBU). The Network Coordinator will participate in the ongoing evaluation of clinical outcomes of services, assist in the development and provision of education and training programs within SLHD and externally in other mental health and medical settings, and will be expected to supervise post-graduate provisional psychologists where appropriate.
The position will also collaborate on projects, policy development and service planning with the Statewide Eating Disorder Coordinator; with the other Network Coordinator Positions; and oversee and support local eating disorder coordinator positions.
The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”. This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.
The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.
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