NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $35.33 – $49.60 Per Hour + 11% Super + Salary Packaging
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ458805
Applications Close: Sunday, 4th February 2024

Registered Nurse

Sexual Health Service
Tamworth Community Health Centre

Where you’ll be working:

Life comes with a distinct twang in Tamworth, the spiritual home of Australian country music. Discover a region that takes culture, history, and food seriously, and where a warm country welcome is never far away.

Tamworth Clinic 468 is a dynamic team supported by a Clinical Nurse Consultant in HIV and Sexual Health and experienced Medical Practitioners. It is a 4-day-a-week service Monday – Thursday and is part of the three sexual health services for our area (Pacific Clinic – Newcastle, Tamworth, and Taree Sexual Health Clinic).

About the role:

This position is based at Tamworth Community Health Centre. Tamworth Clinic 468 is a busy Sexual Health Clinic involved with testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and hepatitis B & C, information and advice on sexual health and STIs, HIV treatment, care, and support, counselling on sexual health and HIV related issues, hepatitis A and B vaccination provided free to those most at risk, and pre and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) for people at high risk of contracting HIV.
  • Provide asymptomatic STI screening/PrEP screening to patients attending nurse-led clinics
  • Provide care to HIV-positive patients attending the clinic
  • Provide treatments for STIs
  • Refer to/consult with medical staff as per clinic protocols
  • Manage symptomatic patients as per delegation of clinical practice
  • Triage patients wishing to access the service and refer appropriately
  • Prioritise patients to facilitate patient flow through the clinic
  • Provide safe sex information/harm minimisation
  • Medication administration as per nurse medication protocols/medication standing orders
  • You will be supported by an on-site Clinical Nurse Consultant and Medical Practitioner and be supported by being part of the wider Sexual Health Services offered by our area
  • All sites are part of weekly education sessions and staff can partake in online and face-to-face learning opportunities
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • ADO’s each month (for full time employees)
  • 4 weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • 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
About you:
  • You have some experience working with STI/HIV priority populations, women’s health, viral hepatology, or other relevant services
  • You have the ability to understand and maintain patient confidentiality
  • You are passionate about working with a client for optimal health outcomes
  • You possess venepuncture skills or a willingness to undertake training and education in same
Need more information?
  • Find out more about applying for this position
For role-related queries or questions contact Grant Sweeney on Grant.Sweeney@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.
An eligibility list will be created for future permanent part time and temporary part time vacancies.
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.?
Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.
HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of benefits?such as allocated days off (ADO) for full time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.

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