Clinical Nurse Specialist - Community Rapid Response Service
Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist — Community Rapid Response Service
Group and Unit: Tasmanian Health Service (THS) – Primary Health North West
Section: Community Nursing
Position Status: Fixed-Term
Position Type: Full Time/Part Time
Classification: Registered Nurse
Level: Grade 5
Focus of Duties:
The Clinical Nurse Specialist — Community Rapid Response Service (CNS):
1. Complete prompt initial referral screening to identify and meet rapid response timeframes within which people need to be assessed and treated.
2. Coordinate and deliver advanced clinical nursing care and assessment of patients in their homes in conjunction with members of the ComRRS Team, the person’s GP, community pharmacists, other relevant health care professionals and person/family/carer.
3. Provide clinical expertise to identify, define and develop options and recommendations to implement the delivery of complex specialised nursing/health for people in the community or residential care with either an acute illness/injury or acute exacerbation of pre-existing condition that would otherwise require a period of hospitalisation.
4 Provide education and instruction to members of the ComRRS team to improve and and facilitate quality outcomes.
5. Provide specialised and individualised care to patients in their homes with exacerbations of complex/chronic conditions, illness or injury and provide clinical supervision and support to Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants.
6. Participate in relevant committees and working parties to assist with development of the ComRRS delivery model.
7. Ensure ongoing assessment and evaluation of the service and associated guidelines, clinical pathways, protocols and policies, incorporating recommendations from National Standards, evidence-based practice, regulatory bodies and key stakeholders.
8. Maintain appropriate databases and ensure the collection, accuracy an analysis of data and the formulation of recommendations for changes in practice. Evaluate the effectiveness of programs initiate din ComRRS patient care to inform ongoing service development and delivery.
9. Actively participate in and contribute to the organisations’ Quality & Safety and Work health & safety processes, including the development and implementation of safety systems, improvement initiatives and related training, ensuring that quality and safety improvement processes are in place and acted upon.
10. The incumbent can expect to be allocated duties, not specifically mentioned in this document, that are within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from persons occupying positions at this classification level.
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Applications close 8th September 2019