After Hours Hospital Coordinator

Executive/Management Roles 10 Sep 2019

Benal­la Health offers a work envi­ron­ment that encour­ages inno­va­tion and excel­lence. We sup­port staff to achieve best prac­tice out­comes for our com­mu­ni­ty by ensur­ing that all staff has access to an inter­ac­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram. If you believe that you have the skills and expe­ri­ence to be an excep­tion­al clin­i­cal leader we invite you to apply for the fol­low­ing position: 

After Hours Hos­pi­tal Coordinator

Posi­tion Sta­tus: Per­ma­nent Part-time (64 hours per fortnight) 

Clas­si­fi­ca­tion: Reg­is­tered Nurse Grade 5 (ZB5)

Benal­la Health is seek­ing a suit­ably qual­i­fied and expe­ri­enced Reg­is­tered Nurse – Grade 5 to under­take the posi­tion of After Hours Hos­pi­tal Coordinator. 

Appli­ca­tions from Nurse Prac­ti­tion­ers are wel­come and encouraged. 

The role of After Hours Hos­pi­tal Coor­di­na­tor will be to;

  • Men­tor and lead the nurs­ing staff in pro­vid­ing high qual­i­ty nurs­ing care to patients and super­vise spe­cial­ist care deliv­ered by oth­er staff; 
  • Coor­di­nate spe­cialised aspects of care pro­vid­ed to patients. 
  • Act as an advo­cate for patients and their fam­i­lies, ensur­ing their opin­ions are heard and their rights are respected; 
  • Pro­vide a pro­duc­tive, safe envi­ron­ment in the unit, demon­strat­ing effec­tive leadership. 
  • Ensur­ing the effi­cient, safe and cost effec­tive con­tin­u­a­tion of hos­pi­tal ser­vices in the absence of the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Ser­vices and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer. 
  • Work­ing with staff in the ear­ly recog­ni­tion and safe man­age­ment of patient deterioration 
  • Par­tic­i­pat­ing at a senior lev­el in the organisation’s qual­i­ty and accred­i­ta­tion programs. 
  • Main­tain com­pe­tence in nurs­ing prac­tice as mea­sured by the Aus­tralian Nation­al Com­pe­ten­cy Stan­dards for the Reg­is­tered Nurse. 
  • Com­ply with all organ­i­sa­tion­al poli­cies and procedures. 
  • Edu­ca­tion and direc­tion of staff to adhere to nurs­ing poli­cies and procedures; 
  • Deliv­er excel­lent nurs­ing care in accor­dance with Organ­i­sa­tion­al val­ues, poli­cies, pro­ce­dures and clin­i­cal prac­tice guide­lines (CPG).
  • Pro­mote Benal­la Health’s Val­ues and Code of Con­duct through your prac­tise and encour­age the same in colleagues. 
  • Coun­sel patients and pro­vid­ing appro­pri­ate health education; 
  • Sup­port Qual­i­ty Improve­ment by car­ry­ing out qual­i­ty activ­i­ties and research with­in their area of practice. 
  • Con­tribute to the main­te­nance and improve­ment of clin­i­cal standards. 
  • Assess the need for train­ing and edu­ca­tion of oth­er staff and then deliv­er spe­cial­ist clin­i­cal teach­ing and super­vi­sion to nurs­es, health care staff and stu­dents in the unit and nurs­ing divi­sion as required. 
  • Car­ry our research and devel­op­ment in the speciality 
  • Pro­vide advi­so­ry ser­vices to appro­pri­ate committees 
  • Par­tic­i­pate in the organisation’s qual­i­ty and accred­i­ta­tion pro­grams, con­tribut­ing to the process­es where­by the qual­i­ty of care of patients and res­i­dents is con­tin­u­ous­ly improved. This includes exam­in­ing own and oth­ers’ nurs­ing and health care deliv­ery crit­i­cal­ly and incor­po­rat­ing the results of per­son­al research or the research find­ings of oth­ers in the deliv­ery of care. 

The Suc­cess­ful appli­cant must be able to demon­strate the following:

  • Demon­strat­ed exten­sive clin­i­cal exper­tise in an acute environment 
  • Demon­strat­ed knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of con­cepts of clin­i­cal gov­er­nance, patient safe­ty and clin­i­cal risk management 
  • Clear under­stand­ing of cur­rent Nurs­es Enter­prise Bar­gain­ing Agree­ment and its appli­ca­tion in the clin­i­cal setting 
  • Pos­sess knowl­edge of rel­e­vant leg­is­la­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly the nation­al health reform and Nation­al Stan­dards and Aged Care Standards 
  • Knowl­edge and com­mit­ment to Qual­i­ty Man­age­ment and Accred­i­ta­tion processes 
  • Demon­strate well-devel­oped com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­per­son­al skills 
  • Act as a role mod­el of and active­ly pro­mote open dis­clo­sure and per­son cen­tred practices 
  • Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty to artic­u­late clear deci­sion mak­ing processes 
  • Under­stand the prin­ci­ples of finan­cial man­age­ment, includ­ing bud­get devel­op­ment, mon­i­tor­ing and reporting 
  • Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty to lead and man­age change tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the appro­pri­ate con­sul­ta­tive process and oper­a­tional requirements 
  • Time­ly and appro­pri­ate esca­la­tion of crit­i­cal inci­dents to the on call executive. 
  • Strong lead­er­ship skills as demon­strat­ed by HR ini­tia­tives, com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, prob­lem solv­ing, adapt­abil­i­ty to work­force needs and per­for­mance man­age­ment processes.

Benal­la Health offers a work­ing envi­ron­ment that encour­ages pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment and embraces the con­cept of work/​life bal­ance, whilst striv­ing for excellence. 

Benal­la Health is an Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ty Employ­er and has a strong com­mit­ment to Child Safe­ty. This includes estab­lish­ing and main­tain­ing child safe and child friend­ly environments. 

For more infor­ma­tion regard­ing the role contact; 

Lisa Pry­or – Oper­a­tional Direc­tor Con­tin­u­um of Care on 5761 4750.

Appli­ca­tions Close: Mon­day 30thSep­tem­ber 2019 at 5.00 pm

Suit­able Appli­cants will be reviewed and inter­viewed upon application.


Appli­cants must vis­it the Benal­la Health Careers page to obtain full details. Incom­plete Appli­ca­tions will not be considered.

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