Child Health Nurse

  • Job Reference: ChildhealthEB
  • Date Posted: 30 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Pulse
  • Location: Sydney, New South Wales
  • 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 seeking a highly motivated and compassionate Child Health Nurse for a 6-12 week contract. In this role, you will deliver professional, evidence-based healthcare to children aged 0-5 years, support families, and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in a short period.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional evidence-based child health care to individuals, families, and the community utilizing 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 immunizations 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 immunizations and follow up to ensure full immunization 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.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred: Child Health Certificate
  • Current registration with AHPRA.
  • Proven experience in child health nursing or a related field.
  • 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.

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.