NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Remuneration: $109,945.46 – $113,556.22 + Super + Salary Packaging
Location: Moree Community Health Service
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ460652
Applications Close: Monday, 29th January 2024

We are specifically seeking an applicant with experience in the field of Diabetes Education, however if a suitable candidate is not found, consideration will be given to applications with less experience within the field who have completed or will commit to completing relevant postgraduate qualifications within 12 months of appointment.

About the facility:

Moree is a vibrant town located in the beautiful Gwydir Valley in northwest NSW and situated on the banks of the Mehi River. Moree is a place for relaxation and rejuvenation; well known for the hot artesian springs available to soak in, sourced naturally from deep inside the Great Artesian Basin and naturally heated to 41 degrees Celsius. The rich soil surrounding Moree supports delicious paddock-to-plate produce, from olive groves and vineyards to pecan nut farms, cotton and beef.

About the team:

Our team of innovative and enthusiastic nurses with a can-do attitude, promote a positive workplace culture. Active participation within the multidisciplinary team facilitates the implementation of high-quality, comprehensive, patient-centred care.

About the role:

Moree Community Health is seeking a dedicated Diabetes Educator and Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 (CNS2) to provide individualised, case-managed complex client care and leadership for specialty clinical practice and service delivery within a health service environment to maximise the health outcomes for the client. Specialty areas include Diabetes Management and Cardiac Rehabilitation. This role involves community and acute support for Diabetes Management and Cardiac Rehabilitation in Moree Health Services. Outreach for Diabetes Management support also occurs for clients at Warialda, Bingara, Mungindi, Boggabilla and Toomelah.

This position is also involved in the Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease (MOICD) Program, for Diabetes in collaboration with a Dietician and Aboriginal Health Worker. You will be supported with online learning resources and mentoring available.

About the candidate:

You are a motivated and autonomous individual who is skilled in diabetes management and seeking an opportunity to gain skills in cardiac rehabilitation in a community-based position. You have a postgraduate qualification in the field of Diabetes Management and/or Chronic Care with 3 years postgraduate experience. Consideration will be given to applications with less experience within the field of Diabetes Education who have completed or will commit to completing relevant postgraduate qualifications within 12 months of appointment – these applicants will be graded and remunerated in line with qualifications upon commencing and will progress to CNS2 grading once requirements are met.

What we can offer you:

Working with HNE Health gives you access to a vast range of benefits:

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • 12 ADOs per year (for full-time employees)
  • 6 weeks annual leave (for eligible full-time employees, pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.
  • Online education and mentoring

Additional Information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part-time and temporary full or part-time vacancies.
  • This position is full-time; however, part-time/job share arrangements may also be considered.
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are able to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role-related queries or questions contact Lee Clissold on Lee.Clissold@health.nsw.gov.au

Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2

Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.

This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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