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Wellbeing And Health In-reach Nurse (Whin) Coordinator

Far West Local Health District - Mount Murray, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

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Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2
Remuneration: $1936.60 - $2000.20 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ215885

The Far West 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 the Dareton Primary and Community Health Service and will be collocated in identified primary and/or high schools in the Dareton NSW Local Government area.

About the Far West LHD

The Far West Local Health District is one of 15 LHDs under NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. FWLHD has a mandate to provide the highest quality care and services to its communities using the latest clinical evidence and technological enablers. Our vision is to create excellence in rural and remote healthcare.

Key to our success of course, is our people. Our workforce is inclusive and diverse. We employ well over 800 clinicians and support staff across our 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia. In the Far West LHD, we are working together to make a real difference to the health outcomes for our communities. We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

What you'll be doing

A key part of the WHIN Coordinator role will be working with a significant level of autonomy in a school environment and facilitating access and coordination of services across multiple agencies, professions and groups.

The WHIN Coordinator will be working closely with school wellbeing teams, school principals, school staff, GPs, health and mental health services, child and family, youth and other specialist services, NGOs and local government services to identify health, wellbeing and social needs and coordinate appropriate intervention, assessment and referral to services for school-aged children, young people and their families. 

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?

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For role related queries or questions contact Helen Hayes on [email protected]

Applications Close: 5/03/2021

Mount Murray, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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