07th September, 2020
The Asylum Seekers Centre’s (ASC) Health Service provides nurse-led and GP clinics to people seeking asylum, so they can access immediate assistance with their health needs. The service provides assessments, support with medication, specialist clinics, mental health support, health education, and advocacy and referral to other health services in Sydney.
The Registered Nurse is responsible for the provision of health assessments and ongoing health management of people seeking asylum. The role works within a nurse-led model and in collaboration with other ASC service delivery programs and agency partners in the sector.
This is a part-time, ongoing position at 4 days per week (30.4 hours).
Please note due to the urgency of filling this position, applications will be reviewed as received.
To be successful in this position, it is essential that you can demonstrate in your application:
- Minimum 5 years experience in clinical nursing
- Current nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Demonstrated sound clinical assessment skills with the ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team
- Demonstrated communication skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution
- Experience working with interpreters in a cross cultural environment
- Commitment to social justice and issues of access and equity in health
- Computer literacy
- Current Unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence (P2 Licence acceptable)
- Valid NSW Working With Children’s Check
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASC is delivering services differently. The successful candidate must be flexible to work from the clinic at ASC or work remotely as necessary.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
- Conduct health assessments within a nurse-led model, using standardised assessment tools
- Coordinate care for individuals/families in partnership with GP’s and relevant agencies
- Organise and ensure in-house ASC clinics run smoothly, and provide practical and administrative support to pro bono health professionals
- Coordinate mental health care planning with individuals and link with appropriate internal/external health professionals
- Promote social connection and integration through referrals to established support services and programs
- Ensure accurate and comprehensive data entry of records using Best Practice and ASC database systems
- Liaise and conduct assertive follow-up, advocacy and case management of health referrals/cases
- Regularly provide advice and up-to-date health information to ASC staff and people seeking asylum, with the goal of improving and promoting health literacy
- Liaise and regularly communicate with a wider network of health support systems - including but not limited to: interpreter services, specialist services, GP’s, allied and community health, mental health, torture and trauma providers, radiology and pathology
- Maintain effective relationships with specialist refugee and asylum seeker agencies
ASC is an inclusive environment that embraces all that makes us different and recognises the benefits that these differences make. We are committed to supporting and ensuring a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
We encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with refugee lived experience.
If you require specific support to apply for this position, please contact Kristine De Guzman by calling (02) 9078 1900 or emailing email@example.com. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.HOW TO APPLY
Click on ''APPLY' and attach your CV and a covering letter. Only applications that include a CV and address the essential requirements within a covering letter, will be considered.POSITION DESCRIPTION & SALARY
To request a detailed position description or salary information, please email Kristine De Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org.Deadline
: No deadline - apply asap
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