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Registered Nurse - Illawarra

Illawarra Women's Health Centre

This is a unique opportunity to work in an exceptional women's health organisation - making a positive and critical difference in women's lives. We are seeking an experienced applicant for a permanent part time (2 days/week) who will provide trauma informed nursing care and community education, within a feminist and social determinants of health framework. This includes providing a service to women of all ages and cultural backgrounds including clinical services, education and health promotion programs (one-on-one, group and community) and preventative health care provided in a sensitive, non-judgmental manner, as well as supporting the practice doctors to undertake contraceptive and termination procedures.

Description of Duties

  1. To undertake cervical screening, pregnancy counselling, contraceptive counselling, pre and post HIV test counselling as well as provide information about termination and pregnancy choices, sexual health and other women’s health issues.
  2. Provide one to one education and information to women who utilise the Centre’s services
  3. Develop and implement health promotion/educational programs or workshops.
  4. Maintain detailed and accurate records of all client contacts including phone, and ensure that all clinical tests are appropriately followed up.
  5. Manage medical stock and order medical supplies/equipment as necessary
  6. Maintain appropriate accreditation/registration to practise the duties of a nurse including the provision of clinical, educational and counselling services
  7. Act as a resource for other staff about clinical service provision and women’s health promotion and work in consultation with other clinical staff to ensure a consistent approach to the provision of clinical services, including through the attendance of regular clinical meetings between clinical staff.
  8. Continue to undertake training on an on-going basis to develop and up- date skills.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE:

  • Appropriate qualifications as a Registered Nurse and have at least two years post graduate nursing experience (preferably in women's health)
  • A demonstrated understanding of women's health issues, and an understanding of the needs of women from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Understanding and experience in health promotion.
  • Feminist understanding/analysis of women’s issues/women’s health issues
  • Be able to actively listen, build relationships and communicate sensitively.

The successful applicant will be offered a permanent part-time contract starting immediately. A remuneration package commensurate with professional experience will be offered, based on the Nurses Award. The Illawarra Women's Health Centre is a union supporting workplace.

Our services are provided only to women. We consider being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and sections 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).

A position description is attached.

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