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Seslhd - Wellbeing And Health In-reach (Whin) Coordinator

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2
Remuneration: $1936.60- $2000.20 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ215578

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 will be employed as a Wellbeing and Health in-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator to facilitate identification of health, wellbeing and social needs and coordination of appropriate early intervention, assessments, and referral to services for school-aged children and young people. The WHIN Coordinator applies their specialist clinical nursing knowledge, experience and skill in providing complex health care coordination for school aged children, young people and their families in identified schools.

Where you will be working

You will be working with Child, Youth and Family services and will be collocated in identified primary and/or high schools in the South Eastern Sydney Local Government area.

What you'll be doing The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it. 
The Wellbeing and Health in-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator CNS2 is responsible for facilitating identification of health, wellbeing and social needs and the coordination of appropriate early intervention, assessments, and referral to services for school-aged children and young people attending designated primary and secondary schools.
The WHIN Coordinator CNS2 is a Registered Nurse who works in identified local schools and applies their specialist clinical nursing knowledge, experience and skill in providing complex health care coordination for school aged children, young people and their families in these schools.
The WHIN Coordinator CNS2 role requires leadership, specialist skills, capacity for a significant level of autonomy and independent work in an interagency context. Coordination of access to services across multiple agencies, professions and groups will be part of the role.
The scope of the WHIN Coordinator role is to:

  • Work with local school principals, school wellbeing teams, school counsellors and psychologists, school staff and local services to deliver the WHIN Coordinator model of care service.
  • Build trusting relationships with students and families to identify health needs and address barriers to accessing services.
  • Establish a family focussed approach to connecting students and families to services.
  • Identify and triage the health needs of students and families.
  • Assist in coordination of appropriate early intervention, assessments, and referral to services and programs.
  • Contribute to care coordination and case management of vulnerable children, young people and families.
  • Support access to health promotion programs and services to improve the health and wellbeing of the school community and provide support for students and families to improve health literacy and access to services.
  • Work within locally agreed protocols and governance arrangements across Health and Education sectors.
  • Build and maintain relationships with service providers and establish effective referral pathways.
  • Collect and report on service events as required, maintain confidentiality and accurate health care documentation. 

Activities out of scope are:

  • Providing lessons on health and wellbeing within the classroom.
  • Undertaking individual or group mental health interventions with students.
  • Providing population screening for health and development (although the WHIN Coordinator may coordinate access to screening services if required).
  • Poviding support for students who require health care procedures while at school, including toileting, tube feeding, tracheotomy suctioning, diabetes management.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Current Registered Nurse Division 1 National Registration (AHPRA) with a minimum of 3 years post registration clinical experience working with children and young people, a post registration qualification related to the specialty area of child and family health, or paediatrics, or adolescent / youth health nursing practice or other related area.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of and experience working with children and young people, including marginalised and at-risk groups, and health promotion, prevention and early intervention approaches and evidence based practice.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to engage with families to address various health and mental health problems for children and young people and effectively liaise with health and social services involved in their care.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work within an interagency context, with an emphasis on relationship building, service delivery, quality of care and team cohesion, and an ability to identify and improve opportunities to enhance integration of care for children, young people and families.
  5. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including advanced verbal and written skills; an ability to negotiate and problem solve; and the capacity to collaborate with and influence health and other professionals.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilise electronic communication and medical record systems across a variety of applications, including eHealth technologies.
  7. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the provision and development of clinical practice by utilisation of evidence based research with a demonstrated understanding of current NSW Ministry of Health Policies and National and State Standards in relation to children and young people.
  8. Current NSW State driver's licence (including P1 or above) and willingness to use for work purposes.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Lauren Bray on [email protected]

Applications Close: 5 March, 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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