Child Health Nurse / Practice Nurse

  • Job Reference: EBchild&practice
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Pulse
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Salary: AUD66.90 to AUD136.19 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Accommodation and Travel
  • Sector: Acute
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6-12 Weeks

Job Description

We are offering 6-12 week contracts for both Child Health Nurses and Practice Nurses. These roles involve delivering professional, evidence-based healthcare to children and the community, with a special emphasis on Aboriginal health. Ideal candidates will have experience in both practice settings and working with Aboriginal communities.

Key Responsibilities for Child Health Nurse:

  • Provide professional evidence-based child health care to individuals, families, and the community utilising a holistic and culturally acceptable approach.
  • Conduct comprehensive health checks from birth to school entry, including a school entry health assessment in collaboration with the school health nurse.
  • Coordinate and assist with the Enhanced Aboriginal Child Health Schedule (EACHS) for children aged 0-5 years, particularly for those at high risk.
  • Perform postnatal depression screening for mothers during 6-8 week and 3-4 month baby checks at GOS, referring to specialist services as needed.
  • Administer immunisations and record them in the Australian Immunisation Register according to the WA Immunisation Schedule for the 0-5 age group.
  • Develop strategies to ensure timely immunisations and follow up to ensure full immunisation by 63 months of age.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary interagency meetings, especially with the Department of Child Protection and Family Support (DCPFS), and liaise with clinical staff to support at-risk families.
  • Conduct health checks for children in care within 30 days of referral.
  • Provide health education to families to develop parenting skills through culturally appropriate parenting group sessions.
  • Ensure access to information on child and family services.
  • Submit monthly reports in line with the child health funding agreement.
  • Coordinate patient referrals for specialist care with the Paediatrician for children aged 0-5 years.

Key Responsibilities for Practice Nurse:

  • Provide comprehensive nursing care to patients in a general practice setting.
  • Conduct health assessments and screenings, including chronic disease management and preventive health checks.
  • Administer immunisations and other injections as per practice protocols.
  • Assist with minor surgical procedures and wound care.
  • Educate patients on health management and disease prevention.
  • Liaise with other healthcare professionals to ensure continuity of care.
  • Participate in the management of patient recalls and reminders.
  • Maintain accurate and timely patient records in accordance with practice standards.
  • Provide culturally sensitive care to Aboriginal patients and liaise with community health workers to support Aboriginal health initiatives.
  • Support practice administration and contribute to the smooth running of the practice.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred: Child Health Certificate
  • At least 2 years experience
  • Current registration with AHPRA.
  • Proven experience in child health nursing, practice nursing, and Aboriginal health.
  • Strong understanding of holistic and culturally appropriate healthcare practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Proficient in record-keeping and reporting.

Benefits:

  • Accommodation provided.
  • Travel expenses covered.
  • Competitive rates.

If you are interested in this position please send your CV through to erica.brown@pulsestaffing.com.au or give me a call on (02) 9054 7408.