Registered Nurse- Coronary Care unit/CCU - You+Aus
26 Jun 2024 Reference: 906092

Registered Nurse- Coronary Care unit/CCU

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  • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions
  • Flexible working conditions.
  • Sponsorship and relocation assistance may be available to eligible Candidates

You + Aus currently has a number of opportunities for Cardiology RN’s looking to make a move in 2024. Our client is undergoing massive growth, and we want you to be a part of their team!  Successful candidates will be provided ongoing education and training opportunities. You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team that will work with you to expand and develop your clinical skills to care for patient with a wide range of needs

Position overview
The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) is a 20 bed unit, with 11 acute beds and 4 subacute beds and 4 Chest Pain Evaluation Unit (CPEU) beds. Patients are admitted from the ACT and South Eastern region of NSW. Diagnoses include ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) for primary intervention (24hour, 7 days a week service); Acute Coronary Syndrome for angiography plus or minus intervention; arrhythmias, heart failure and elective procedures in CCU works closely with the Cardiac Catheter lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation team and Cardiac Technicians, and has a cohesive and cooperative working relationship with our Cardiologists and Registrars. The Unit actively participates in research projects. Our Clientis committed to the training, education and support of its staff members as well as undergraduate and new graduate nurses. including cardiac implantable devices, cardioversion, and PCI.

Under limited direction of CCU Clinical Nurse Consultant you will perform the following duties and any other duties within your scope of practice as directed:

1. Provide advanced nursing care consistently and competently to patients/clients of varying complexity, including

  • Incorporation of a risk assessment approach to practice, whilst working within the boundaries of professional legislation and existing policies and procedures. 
  • Acting as a role model, a core clinical resource person, and a source of expert nursing knowledge within the specialty based on:
  • Comprehensive, contemporary specialised nursing knowledge
  • Expertise and skills in the area of practice
  • Understanding of legislative requirements
  • The exercise of sound clinical judgment

2. Remain current in specialised knowledge, expertise and skills through continuing professional development and ongoing education.

3. Support education within the specialty. Facilitate competency-based nursing practice as per the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) guidelines and other specialty-specific competency to practice guidelines, through

  • Provision of support to less experienced staff
  • Preceptorship of new staff
  • Participation in area-specific activities such as in-service education
  • Support and promotion of reflective practice.

4. Communicate effectively and appropriately (orally, non-verbally and in writing) in a diverse range of situations, using consistent and transparent processes.

5. Provide leadership within the multidisciplinary team to facilitate optimum health outcomes through:

  • Co-coordinating clinical care
  • Being autonomous in professional decision making, within scope of practice, when required
  • Initiating clinical care activities
  • Accepting accountability for clinical decisions and actions

6. Support safe and evidence-based practice within the specialty through:

  • promotion of evidence-based practice
  • Contribution to research and/or promotion of the utilisation of research as a source of learning and innovation within the specialty
  • Collaboration with peers

7. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
About you

Behavioural Capabilities
To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Highly organised and motivated
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet staff and clients’ needs
  • Good leadership skills with the ability to work independently to agreed outcomes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • In addition to a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and contributing to the CHS positive patient focus displaying behaviours consistent with the organisational values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Position Requirements / Qualifications

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience working professionally or relevant post graduate qualification.
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • The successful applicant will need to be for weekend and after-hours work and on call work.
  • Our client is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Comply with clients Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy

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