Published November 5, 2022
Last Modified November 4, 2022
Uniting VicTas
Location
26 Jessie Street, Australia
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Ivanhoe
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
November 17, 2022

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part Time, Ongoing
  • Ivanhoe location

About the opportunity

The Registered Nurse contributes to the provision of a safe and hospitable environment for clients voluntarily seeking withdrawal in the 16-bed Adult and Mother Baby Withdrawal Facility, from the acute use of alcohol and/or other drugs by:

  • Actively supporting clients to achieve their individual treatment plans, including drug withdrawal, in collaboration with the Senior RN on shift and oversee shift responsibilities.
  • During COVID-19, duties of RN’s have increased to include a range of tasks to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to the Victorian response to the pandemic.

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification in Nursing and Registration with AHPRA as a Division 1 Registered Nurse
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24-months of employment)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe environments for children and young people and protect them from abuse and neglect.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating and working with persons with problematic alcohol and/or other drug use, including marginalised groups and the ability to deal with clients in a calm, tolerant, non-judgemental, and positive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to work under supervision of the Manager and Senior RN, to take appropriate individual and team responsibility for the welfare of clients, and to contribute to the provision of a safe and hospitable environment for clients in the service.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Thursday 17 November 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Rose McCrohan on 0422 015208

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification in Nursing and registration with AHPRA as a Division 1 Registered Nurse
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
  • Experience as a registered nurse for 4 to 5 years or longer. This role suits an Rn with experience in Alcohol and drugs or Mental Health. Also suitable for RN’s who have worked in emergency departments. Alcohol and Drug Experience is not essential.
  • Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe environments for children and young people and protect them from abuse and neglect.
  • Agreement and willingness to work rotating rostered shifts over the full 24-hour period (including night shift).
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating and working with persons with problematic alcohol and/or other drug use including marginalised groups and the ability to deal with clients in calm, tolerant, non-judgemental and positive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to work under supervision of the Manager and Senior RN, to take appropriate individual and team responsibility for the welfare of clients, and to contribute to the provision of a safe and hospitable environment for clients in the service.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating and working with persons with problematic drug and/or alcohol use, e.g., ability to deal with clients and potential clients in a calm, tolerant, non-judgemental, and positive manner; ability to engage clients and potential clients in program activities.
  • Specific to the mother baby beds, an awareness of maternal substance use issues and family violence would be helpful but not essential.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating and working with a range of people and organisations in contact with the service and clients, such as families, significant others, students, relevant self-help and mutual aid groups, referring agencies, and other treatment, support, education and vocational services.
  • Demonstrated skills in teamwork and use of conflict resolution processes.
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Employees must be willing and able to travel during the course of fulfilling the duties of their position and may be required to operate out of various ReGen locations.
  • All employees are required to undergo a police check and those in clinical and/or management positions a working with children check.  Any offer of employment is subject to the result of these checks.
  • Employees in clinical positions are required to maintain up to date first aid and CPR training.
  • Employees working night shifts understand they are stand up shifts and sleeping is not permitted.
  • ReGen’s Ivanhoe site Curran Place is a tobacco free facility.