Registered Nurse Job Description – Gold Coast/Logan

Location: Gold Coast / Logan
Status: Casual
Classification: Registered Nurse (Level 1)
Salary, plus 12% superannuation
Contact Name: Nichola Potter
Contact Number: 1300 504 474

**Applications from Third parties will not be accepted

About the role
The Registered Nurse (RN) in Community Nurses Australia (CNA) delivers safe compassionate clinical care; working collaboratively with the team to achieve best practice patient outcomes. The RN engages in reflective, analytical practice through effective assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of direct person-centered care.
A registered nurse:
a) Provides nursing services within the community setting.
b) Demonstrates competence in the provision of nursing care as specified by registration requirements, nursing and midwifery board of Australia (NMBA) standards and codes, educational preparation, relevant legislation and context of care.
A Registered Nurse:
• Practices independently and interdependently.
• Assumes accountability and responsibility for own actions and delegation of care.
• Demonstrates evidence of increasing autonomy and exercises greater levels of professional judgement in the clinical environment as the employee moves from a beginning to an experienced practitioner.

Purpose of the role

Provide contemporary evidence-based person focused care, in collaboration with the interprofessional health care team to facilitate optimal health outcomes for the recipients of care services and undertake delegated activities while assuming individual accountability for actions within the position and context of practice.

Context of the role
a) This role reports directly to the Managing Director of CNA.
b) This role will work directly with staff within the Community, those employed by CNA and in collaboration with other organisations contributing to the holistic care of the person.
c) Responsible for own activities and for delegation of activities to others.

Key Accountabilities

The successful applicant will carry out the following key accountabilities in accordance with code of ethics, professional standards and legislation affecting nursing practice by maintaining current knowledge and competence within scope of position.

a) Apply clinical nursing expertise, including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to deliver a high standard of person-centered care.
b) Respond appropriately to sudden alterations in the health status of the person using comprehensive nursing assessment and intervention skills.
c) Provide teaching to both persons and their families to facilitate learning and enable them to move towards independence.
d) Support an evidence-based learning environment and participate in learning
activities/opportunities for self and others.
e) Participate in performance and development planning activities.
f) Integrate organisational policies and guidelines with professional standards by maintaining current knowledge and participating in relevant policy review.
g) Demonstrate commitment to continuous quality improvement and best practice principles to optimise person centered care and organisational outcomes.
h) Demonstrate clinical skills and problem-solving relevant to the care of person within the CNA.
i) Consult with others in delegation activities, and contribution to effective clinical care outcomes and the maintenance of a safe of environment.
j) Utilise communication processes and systems which enhance person centered care delivery and CNA functioning.
k) Practice collaboratively within the interprofessional health care team (both internal and external to CNA) to promote the safety, security and personal integrity of individuals and groups.
l) Undertake, and participate in ethical decision making in the achievement of organisational goals.
m) Comply with and utilise procedures, policies, regulations, and standards which impact upon the position such as workplace health and safety, and anti-discrimination policies.

About Community Nurses Australia

Delivering outstanding Community Nursing services is just one of the ways that we care for our community. Our passion for people is reflected in the way we do our work and live our values every day. We value and nurture our team members so they can provide quality value-based care to the people who access our service.
Our Focus is to deliver the Nursing Service that our clients need to achieve their best quality of life in the community.

We expect our staff to translate our values into action through providing high quality connected care that is relevant, efficient, and respectful of our clients’ needs and wishes with a focus on putting people first.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following values within the context of the “Key Accountabilities”. The ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Teamwork – collaborates effectively, develops talent, values difference and builds effective teams to bring about best use of resources to deliver Nursing services.
• Respect – demonstrates interpersonal savvy, manages conflict appropriately, communicates effectively and always balances the needs of all stakeholders with utmost respect to all people.
• Compassion – is patient / client focussed, demonstrates self-awareness and the effects of behaviour on others, deals with or manages ambiguity and complexity, demonstrates resilience in the delivery of patient services or support in the delivery of services to patients.
• High Performance – cultivates innovation, is action oriented, drives results and purpose to exceed expectations of our clients and stakeholders.
• Integrity – demonstrates sound decision quality, ensures accountability, demonstrates courage in the face of adversity and works effectively / manages complexity to ensure work output and decisions are ethical and invariably of a high standard.

Mandatory qualifications/professional registration/other requirements

a) Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse (RN). Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the manager prior to any offer of employment.
b) Blue card holder (or willing to apply)
c) Yellow card holder (or willing to apply)
d) CPR Certificate
e) First Aid certificate
f) A motor vehicle is required perform the role and as such, you must have your own current ‘C’ class license and a road worthy vehicle with full comprehensive insurance.

g) Whilst not mandatory, previous experience working in community setting is desirable.
h) Whilst not mandatory, previous experience in wound care, catheter care, IDC and SPC insertion, insulin administration, PEG changes and care, Bowel care, Dementia care, Continence assessment, application of compression bandaging is highly desirable. (Required training will be provided for the successful candidate)
i) Whilst not mandatory, previous experience working with palliative care patients is desirable.
j) It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment:
• Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
• Varicella (chicken pox)
• Pertussis (whooping cough)
• Hepatitis B
• Tuberculosis
k) It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19

How to apply
Please provide the following information:
• A short statement (maximum 2 pages) – that gives your response to the dot points listed under “How you will be Assessed” within the context of the “Key Accountabilities”
• Your current CV or Resume, including referees. You must seek approval prior to nominating a person as a referee. Referees should have thorough knowledge of your capabilities, work performance and conduct within the previous two years. By providing the names and contact details of your referee/s you consent for these people to be contacted by the selection panel.

Our email address is – When applying please add “Registered Nurse application” in the email subject line.

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